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Black Thought commands the stage at the 11th Annual Roots Picnic (Photo courtesy of twitter @okayplayer)

The 11th Annual Roots Picnic took place on June 2, 2018, at Festival Pier in Philadelphia. The ambitious festival, curated by the Philadelphia hip-hop collective The Roots, featured Dave Chappelle, Lil Uzi Vert, 2Chainz, Fabolous, and Jadakiss, across five stages with special appearances by T.I. and Styles P. Unfortunately, after nearly 10 hours with tolerable…

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The Roots were in concert in Atlanta for the last stop of the Martell Vanguard Experience at the Tabernacle. The Martell Vanguard Experience is a continued platform in partnership with The Roots celebrating success, while highlighting Martell’s exceptional portfolio. Throughout the evening guests enjoyed specialty cocktails on behalf of Martell Cognac, which highlighted the unique…

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Leonard “Hub” Hubbard, former bassist for The Roots, is suing the popular Philadelphia-based band for failure to uphold a contract that allegedly named him co-owner of the band and entitled him to continued pay even after he left the outfit in 2007. Hubbard joined the band in 1992 when they were then known as The Square Roots and remained…

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A3C [All Three Coasts] is a hip-hop institution and annual gathering of like-minded individuals that happens in Atlanta. The event has grown organically through word-of-mouth and the love of the hip-hop community. A3C’s 10th birthday was celebrated Oct 8-12, 2014 with hip-hop fans from around the world. The 2014 featured artists include Black Thought, 2…

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