Philadelphia’s Penn Landing was turnt all day and night thanks to The Roots Picnic. The 8th annual music festival brought out a clever mix of artists young and old. There were several major moments to remember like A$AP Rocky performing songs off his new album A.L.L.A for the first time and a nostalgic set from Afrika Bambaataa. However, it was Erykah Badu and The Roots who saved the best performance for last. Check out special appearances from The LOX, Freeway, and YG after the jump!

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The 8th annual Roots Picnic brought an eclectic mix of R&B and hip-hop artists out to Philadelphia including Rae Sremmurd, Phantogram, DJ Mustard, Raury, Bishop Nehru, the legendary Afrika Bambaataa, and more. A$AP Rocky dominated the Pier stage by performing his new songs off A.L.L.A for the first time live. The Weeknd also manipulated all the ladies in the crowd with his popular songs like “High For This” and “Wicker Park.”

The Roots made their grand entrance along with the beautiful Erykah Badu. With ?uestlove on the drums and Black Thought rocking the mic, the eccentric singer rolled on the stage on her Segway-type device and began crooning her famous tunes like “Window Seat.” During their extended rendition of “Love Of My Life,” Badu brought out Freeway to drop some bars from his song “Roc The Mic.” Afterwards, Styles P, Jadakiss, and Sheek Louch came out and performed “All About The Benjamins” and “Money, Power, Respect” followed by YG with his radio hit “My Hitta.”

Check out photos from the The Roots Picnic in the gallery and watch the video from The Roots and Erykah Badu’s performance below.


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Posted by BoomPhilly on Sunday, May 31, 2015