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Things People Said at The Roots Picnic.

June 4, 2012

Our Sofiya Ballin wandered backstage at The Roots Picnic and talked to some of the great Philly music characters about The Picnic. Images by Rick Kauffman.

TARIQ “BLACK THOUGHT” TROTTER

C0-founder of The Legendary Roots Crew
“It transcends race,age, and denomination. This theoretically isn’t a picnic. There’s no grass and is basically one big parking lot. This is a lot of like-minded individuals and beyond that get to meet in a family setting.”

DJ SYLO

The 20-year old Temple student who is touring with OCD: Moosh & Twist, who performed Saturday

“It felt amazing. The energy is crazy but to share that with all those people was electric!”

Roots Picnic Host

“Philly makes the best musicians, and the Roots Picnic allows for there to be a home for them. There is so much talent here. I’m an honorary Philadelphian. I’m an honorary jawn.”
England-born, Philly-based singer

It’s amazing. I’m here annually without fail. It feels good to be home, in that Philly’s been my home for the past 12 years. It’s good to see Philadelphia really doing it.”

West Philly rapper who performed on day 2 of The Picnic
“I came to do Nice Things.”

MRS. COLEMAN-McRAE
Mother of DeQuincy Coleman-McRae, better known as Moosh (above) from OCD

“I’m really proud of him. He’s always been a good boy and I couldn’t have asked for a better son. I never thought he’d be a rapper though!”

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