Fat Joe is returning to his Roots…
The 46-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American rapper is among the performers confirmed for this year’s 10th annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia.
“Ten years ago this started as a concept, an idea, a conversation between me, Tarik (Black Thought), Ahmir (Questlove) and Rich (Nichols),” says Roots longtime manager and Maverick Management partner Shawn Gee of the milestone anniversary. “It’s amazing that it has grown into such a valued piece of the cultural landscape of our hometown of Philadelphia.”
Fat Joe, who was nominated for two Grammy Awards this year, will perform alongside Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape, Mobb Deep and Scott Storch.
The festival, which will be headlined by Pharrell and The Roots, Lil Wayne and Solange, will again take place at Festival Piers at Penn’s Landing on June 3, 2017.
Other performers to grace the stage this year include 21 Savage, Kimbra, Khalid, Michael Kiwanuka and more.
Here’s the full line-up below.
10th Annual Roots Picnic lineup
Pharrell & The Roots
Black Thought & J Period Live Mixtape Featuring Fat Joe Mobb Deep Scott Storch
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
James Vincent McMorrow
Gilles Peterson Featuring Mc Earl Zinger