Questlove, Erykah Badu, Black Thought, Afrika Bambaata & More Answer The Tough Questions at Roots Picnic 2015
The Roots Picnic may have been a month and some change ago, but if you were rocking with us on Philly’s Penn’s Landing, you’re probably still recovering from all of the live and direct dopeness that transpired. With stars like the mighty Roots crew, the legend Afrika Bambaataa, Erykah Badu, A$AP Rocky, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bishop Nehru, Raury and, well, pretty much the full gamut of fine-tuned frequency freakers under the red sun in attendance (not to mention what was perhaps the single greatest “Ode To Hip-Hop” that ever was) looking back can be a bit daunting. But take it from us, the stage show was only half the fun. So today, the day of our (sometimes) great nation’s birth, a day you’re hopefully enjoying from the central-air-cooled comfort of your couch, or even better, a rooftop jawn with all of the fixings, we’re giving you a taste of just what went down behind the scenes, a lesson on just how silly this group of brilliant musicians that we so typically take seriously can get. And so the latest installment of The Questions, shows the lighter and sometimes deeper sides of some of your favorite r&b and hip-hop heroes, delving into their worst summer jobs, go-to ice-cream truck fixes, the existential, hilarious (or in young Nehru’s case, horrific) ends to their respective action movie fantasies, and more. So without further ado, cool-out with the many faces and voices of a legendary Roots Picnic outing in a very special episode of OKP TV’s The Questions below.