Roots Picnic 2014: Snoop Dogg x Doug E. Fresh (photographed by Mel D. Cole)
Photo by Mel D. Cole for Okayplayer & Villageslum

Snoop Dogg‘s set with The Roots last weekend ended with a major surprise, as anybody who was in attendance at the 7th annual Roots Picnic (or read our official recap) experienced. Old school legend Doug E. Fresh turned up in the middle of The Roots’ rundown of new material from …and then you shoot your cousin, joining Biz Markie and Rahzel for the human beatbox equivalent of a United Nations summit, before launching into his classic jam “Six Minutes.” The titular 6 minutes, it turned out, was all a 6-minute countdown to the real surprise, though: Snoop Dogg returned to join the fun and show the assembled masses who was the top dogg of them all, rapping “Lodi Dodi”–his G-ed up version of the classic “La Di Da Di” by Doug E. and MC Ricky D AKA Slick Rick–while Doug E. beatboxed for a bi-coastal, multi-generational grand finale. Black Thought and Rahzel provided ad-libs at key intervals (including a singalong on the “sad and blue” melody) while the entire festival crowd–not to mention the assembled rap-gods on stage–shouted out the words to the most-quoted lines (no surprise, they “rock the mic RIGHT“). And like countless club nights and basement hip-hop parties over the years, Roots Picnic 2014 ended on the immortal line: “…and witcha wrinkled pussy / I can’t be your loverrrrrrrrrrrrr…” Words for the ages, and this is definitely one for the history books. Watch below:

CREDITS
Daniel Petruzzi – Executive Producer
Kellen Dengler – Director | Cinematographer
Allison Swank – Senior Producer

Videographers:
Emmai Alaquiva
Riley Dengler
Jake Remington
Kevin Ornelas
Alex Gaylon
Riley Graham

Njaimeh Njie – Audio Management
Imani Lindsey – Media Management
Chinisha Scott – Production Assistant
Sinat Giwa – Production Assistant
Rory Webb – Production Assistant
Christopher Petricko – Camera Assistant

Post Production by Riley Dengler

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