Usher, Future, Migos, DMX and More to Play at 2016 Roots Picnic
The Roots have announced the lineup for their 9th annual Roots Picnic, to take place this June 4 at Festival Pier in their native Philadelphia. The festivities will be headlined by Usher, with The Roots backing him up, Future and Leon Bridges. The legendary crew will have a set of their own, as will Blood Orange, Kaytranada, Kehlani, Jidenna, Metro Boomin, Migos, Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith, Lil Uzi Vert and a host of others.
Perhaps most interesting on the lineup is DMX. The embattled Yonkers rapper has not put out an official album since 2012's Undisputed, though he has long been teasing a comeback record. He most recently made headlines in December when a judge issued a warrant for the rapper's arrest after he failed to show up to a scheduled court date. Prior to that, he had a guest star turn on ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, a sitcom based on the childhood recollections of Eddie Huang.
Tickets for the festival are likely to go quick; fans who want to attend should note on their calendars that they're available for purchase via Ticketmaster beginning this Friday (Feb. 5) at noon EST.
Last year's edition of the festival was headlined by The Roots themselves alongside Erykah Badu, The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky and others. Their most recent album, 2014's ...and then you shoot your cousin, was warmly received by many critics. They currently serve as the house band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and are embroiled in a lawsuit filed by their former bassist.
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