The Roots@theroots

The Most Legendary Hardworking Sure Shot!

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JUNETEENTH
#juneteenth


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Thanks for the memories
For 1st and 3rd of the month check deliveries
Agencies in the early '80s for givin' cheese
To families with parents who had drug dependencies
Masjids and storefront ministries
Dinners from the chicken lady, Miss Genevieve
For every lesson I received as I live and breathe
And all the blessings I believed in and then achieved
Thanks to my moms for never gettin' rid of me
And to my lady baby thank you for forgivin' me
I climbed from the lower level to the mezzanine
Honestly, I really wanna say thanks for everything.
-@blackthought

#californialove #smokingrooves #longbeach #theroots #streamsofthought
📸 @serbaffo


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#Repost @cruillabarcelona
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🔴 Porten el tempo als shows de Jimmy Fallon perquè tenen un flow que no els cap dins seu. Són @theroots i seran al #Cruïlla2018. On si no? ✖️✖️ Llevan el tempo en los shows de Jimmy Fallon porque tienen un flow que no les cabe en el pecho. Son @theroots y van a estar en el #Cruïlla2018. ¿Dónde si no?

#Cruïlla2018 #CruïllaEnamora #EstrellaDamm #somCruïlla #concert #Barcelona #theroots #jimmyfallon #festival #goalmorning #worldcup #messi


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Self taught photographer @nicolagypsicola is a music lover and what people would call a Hip Hop head. His passion for music and Hip Hop culture has brought him from London where he was the in-house photographer for the Jazz Cafe to San Francisco.
Over the years he’s shot artists like Mos Def, De La Soul, Mob Deep, Krs One & Talib Kweli amongst others.
His photos have appeared both online and printed in publications like The Guardian, Billboard, The Independent, and Bonafide Mag.
This was his first @RootsPicnic.
#live #concertphotography #rootspicnic #common #soulpatch #rayangry #nore #drinkchamps #ti #nore #mop #fabolous


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Self taught photographer, video and creative director Mel D. Cole @meldcole has been shooting The Roots Picnic @rootspicnic and @theroots for over ten years.
From the glamorous to the gritty, his signature Black&White work has been featured both locally and internationally with brands like Heineken, Tre Songs, Diddy and Magma.
You can find him via Villageslum.com, meldcole.com and purchase
his first coffee table photography book later this year!
His rare pictures of the 2018 Roots Picnic finale will be collectors items!
#youcanplanaprettypicnicbutyoucantpredicttheweather #actofgod #rootspicnic #davechappelle #common #theroots #brandy #mop #tittyboy #twochains #questlove #blackthought


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Victoria Ford @sneakshotphotography captures the essence of live music shows.
Her work has featured in exhibitions in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles and appeared on the pages of billboard, Essence, Vogue, and The New York Times. Recently, her work was featured in “MFON:  Women Photographers of the African Diaspora,” and “Smithsonian Rock and Roll:  Live and Unseen.”’
Vicky eloquently captured this Red Hot performance at Roots Picnic 2018.
#sneakshot #sneakshotphotography #liluzivert #philly #rootspicnic #concertphotography #MFON #womanphotographer #africandiaspora #apeoplesjourney #smithsonian #nytimes #washingtondc #dmv


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TBT
The Roots Picnic SouthStage portrait studio was commandeered by
New York based photographer Oluwaseye. Swipe left to view his work with some of the @rootspicnic family.
@theoluwaseye grew up between Nigeria and England, but you can find his hands full with a number of current music projects in NYC.
#portrait #concertphotography #oluwaseye #nigeria #naija #england #london #newyork #portrait #tbt #rootspicnic


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#TBT
It’s official, everyone who showed up to @rootspicnic kicked off the summer festival season in style!
Here’s a flashback to your festival fits!
#statementtee #ripped #cut #distressed #poppingcolor #pastels #colorblocking #braids #fades #naturals #lacefronts #pink #blonde #green #blue #locks #conscious #woke #staywoke #throwback #jumpers #rompers #overalls #melanin #bandanas #turban #streamsofthoughtvol1


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