Every year, The Roots host an all-star musical celebration for Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, PA. This year’s event was scheduled to include a headlining performance from The Roots, hosted by Dave Chappelle, with special guests. Unfortunately, rain and lightning took over and closed the set–which would have featured the likes of Brandy, 2 Chainz, Common, M.O.P., and Busta Rhymes–only moments after it began.
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Earlier in the day, the full lineup included sets from Lil Uzi Vert, The Dirty Projectors, The Diplomats (AKA Dipset with Cam’ron, Jim Jones, & Juelz Santana), 2 Chainz, 6LACK, DVSN, Brandy, Black Thought & J.Period Live Mixtape featuring Fabolous & Jadakiss, Rapsody, Rich The Kid & Jay Critch, GoldLink, DJ Kid Capri, BADBADNOTGOOD, Grits & Biscuits, DJ Drama presents Gangsta Grillz with special guests, JoJo Abot, Sun Ra Arkestra, Tierra Whack, and Bri Steves. As of now, there’s no word if the headlining performance will be rescheduled.
Check out a gallery of Roots Picnic below, courtesy of photographer Sean DiSerio.