The Roots Will Perform ‘Things Fall Apart’ in its Entirety for ‘Roots Picnic’ 2019

This summer, The Roots will celebrate their masterpiece.

Last month was the 20 year anniversary of one of the greatest rap albums of all time: The Roots’ fourth studio album Things Fall Apart. This summer, The Roots will officially celebrate their classic album.

On Tuesday (March 12th) the 2019 Roots Picnic lineup was announced. Headlining the festival — which is going down on June 1st at The Mann Center in Philadelphia — is The Roots themselves, who will be performing Things Fall Apart in its entirety.

READ: Roots Picnic 2018: The Existential Crisis Of Hearing A Teen Ask “Who Is Dave Chappelle?”

Other acts on the bill include Lil Baby, Grammy-winner H.E.R., Blueface, Davido, Raphael Saadiq, City Girls, and more.

Again, Black Thought is teaming up with J. Period for a Live Mixtape performance. This time, the performance will feature the always-mysterious Yasiin Bey.

READ: The Roots Return, Lightning Strikes, and Lil Uzi Unites Philly at the 2018 Roots Picnic

Like previous years, there won’t just be musical acts. Multiple notable podcasts are going to have live shows, including The Joe Budden Podcast, The Read, and, of course, Questlove Supreme.

It’s going to be an amazing day.

Cop early bird tickets — for only $69.50! — here.

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