Bloggy Goodness: Roots at Festival Pier

While Jimmy Fallon may still be trying to find his voice as the new host of Late Night, his house band The Roots seem to be killing it on a nightly basis. The Philly-based hip-hop collective will take a break from their late night duties when they host their 2nd annual Roots Picnic in their hometown on June 6.

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The band has already recruited a diverse roster of acts to join them which will include – The Black Keys, TV On The Radio, Santigold and Jazzy Jeff – who will spin between sets. Also joining the bill will be Public Enemy who will perform their legendary album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in its entirety while backed by The Roots and afro-beat act Antibalas.

Finally, on the heels of the 20th anniversary remaster of Paul’s Boutique the Beastie Boys will again dip into their vaults for a collector’s edition version of their rap-rock record  Check Your Head – which is set to drop in variety of formats first digitally on March 30 and then in brick and mortar stores on April 7. The hip hop trio which is hard at work on their next album which will be released later this year along with an Ill Communication remaster.

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