Saturday, June 2, 2012 marked the start of the two day Roots Picnic, now in its fifth year. Held at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA, the event featured performances from The Roots, De La Soul, Wale, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Danny Brown, Mr. MFN eXquire and many more. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
De La Soul's performance at Roots Picnic 2012 was definitely one of the highest, brightest highlights of a weekend of highlights. For those of us who grew up on De La and most likely had our concept of hip-hop (and overall mindstate) blown up to buhloone-like proportions, seeing them rock the crowd so perfectly in synch with their musical progeny--and now fellow-pioneers--The Roots was a family reunion of the greatest kind.