The ROOTS Picnic Recap Ft. Wale, De La Soul, Mos Def, Rakim & More video

#looks like it was live in philly

“Spontaneous raves that unfolded during the 5th annual Roots Picnic on Philadephia’s festival pier at Penn’s Landing last weekend. And by ‘talk about’ I mean: Beam the sights and sounds of this ill Okayplayer TV recap directed by Emmai Alaquiva (full credits after the jump) directly into your brain. Because if we actually sat here and talked about every mind that got blown over those 2 days–the historic convergence of De La Soul, Yasiin Bey & The Roots onstage, the rain-soaked mini-freaknik that will henceforth be forever known by people that were there simply as ‘Diplo-tent’ (ex: “Were you at Diplo-tent? That sh*t was crazy!”), the shout-every-word percapella of Rakim x The Roots performing Paid In Full in full, and so many more–we would be talking for like 2 weeks.”

Cinematographers:
Myo Campbell
Alex Gaylon
Riley Graham
Zach Isaac
Yahya Ismall
Rob Lee
Dominique Taylor

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