The Roots will soon "Picnic" in Philadelphia and they plan on bringing some pretty cool friends. The hip-hop band will have Asher Roth, KiD CuDi, Public Enemy and more join them for their second annual "Roots Picnic" at Festival Pier in Philly on June 6th from 2pm to 11.
In related news, The Roots are currently serving as the house band for the "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" daily television show on NBC. "Initially I was a little leery," Black Thought of The Roots said in an interview. "I initially was thinking, Is this just going to be ammo for some other rapper to try to dis me for?' Like, `Your career is so over now/ You're a house band for …' You have to be that many steps ahead of whatever move you're going to make…[however], It was just sounding better and better as the months went on…The pros outweighed the cons."