Nardwuar interviews Questlove at Killjoy Barbers in Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Roots’ Black Thought, Kirk Douglas and Mark Kelley talk to Hard Knock Tv’s Nick Huff Barili before their performance at the Samsung Galaxy Sound Stage during the SXSW 2013 festival. Topics include Black Thought’s list of Top 5 MCs of all time, How the new Roots album is coming along as well as which song or artist inspired each member to want to do music for a career.
We apologize for the loud noise in the background it was an intimate space backstage and Band of Horses was playing during the interview.
JAKK FROST COOKS GRILLED SALMON N SHRIMP AS HE INTERVIEWS MALIK B FROM THE LEGENDARY ROOTS CREW ..MALIK B SPEAKS ON BATTLING BLACK THOUGHT WHEN THEY FIRST MET,TOURING,LIVING IN A RECOVERY HOUSE N STAYING DRUG FREE N JOINING THE BEARDGANG..FREEWAY ALSO STOPS BY TO TALK ABOUT HIS NEXT 2 PROJECTS “FREEDOM OF SPEECH” AND “DIAMOND IN THE RUFF” ..WITH AN OFF THE TOP REAL FREESTYLE ABOUT THE FOOD AT THE END
In addition to the previously announced array of artists, The Roots unveiled a poster detailing all of the acts that will be included on the bill for the Picnic.
The poster features a Native American theme, with a totem pole featuring each of The Roots members etched in the totem. Black Thought and ?uestlove grace the top of the totem, holding a microphone and drumsticks respectively, while the totem is also adorned with Philadelphia’s historic Liberty Bell, as well as musical notes and speakers.
In addition to The Roots, Kid Cudi, De La Soul, Rakim, James Murphy DJ Set (DFA/LCD Soundsystem), Wale, Major Lazer, Dice Raw, Diplo, St. Vincent, Tune-Yards, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Danny Brown, Shabbazz Palaces, Flosstradamus, Mr. Muthaf***in’ eXquire, DJ Afrojak, and more are scheduled to perform.
The Roots will back both De La Soul and Rakim’s newly announced sets for the show. During Rakim’s set he will perform “Paid in Full,” among other legendary songs from his catalogue.
This year’s Roots Picnic takes place the weekend of June 2-3 at the Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA.
Tickets for The Roots Picnic can be purchased as a 2-day pass ($80) or for each individual day ($50). All tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
Dice Raw – “100″
Directed by Spike Jordan & Christos Karabelas
Produced by Drew Kramer
The “100″ record was produced by Rick Friedrich and released on the first of The Greatest Rapper Never trilogy ‘Preservation’…be on the lookout for the next single ‘Illest’ about to drop soon off the next installment of GRN ‘Transformation’
Buy/Download ’100′ record: http://soundcloud.com/raw-life/dice-raw-100