Photos by Mel D. Cole courtesy of Village Slum
There goes Round 1. Ding! Here goes Round 2. Technically, Part 2 of our Roots Picnic 2012 photo recap, this time the black-and-white edition from ill photographeur Mel D. Cole of Village Slum. Amongst those of us who were along for the ride, the word ‘epic’ was used to describe the weekend; a perfect storm (sometimes literally) of crowd-surfing energy, rap legends and forward-looking music of all kinds. Mel’s lens goes a long way toward capturing that epic quality, a pleasure to look at whether you were there or not. To really recreate the experience, scroll through these beauties in rapid succession while DJ Low B’s Official Roots Picnic mixtape in the background–instant desktop concert.