Lil Wayne, André 3000, Nas & More to Perform at Roots Picnic 2024

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The Roots Picnic 2024 is gearing up to be an unforgettable celebration of hip-hop and musical excellence. Set against the vibrant backdrop of Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park, this annual event promises to deliver electrifying performances, star-studded collaborations, and a whole lot of soul.

The lineup: Legends, icons, and rising Stars

Lil Wayne: A hometown hero

Lil Wayne, the Cash Money rap maestro, is set to headline the festival. Backed by the legendary Roots crew, he’ll take the stage to deliver a high-octane set of his greatest hits. But that’s not all—Wayne will also pay homage to the rich musical heritage of his beloved New Orleans. Expect a fusion of raw energy, lyrical prowess, and that unmistakable Wayne swagger.

André 3000: Flute magic

André 3000
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André 3000, the enigmatic half of OutKast, is bringing something truly unique to the Roots Picnic. Known for his boundary-pushing artistry, André will perform his instrumental album, New Blue Sun, live. Picture this: the sun dipping below the Philly skyline, the crowd swaying, and André’s hauntingly beautiful flute melodies filling the air. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss.

Nas: The wordsmith

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Nas, the lyrical genius behind classics like “Illmatic,” will grace the stage. His intricate storytelling and thought-provoking verses have solidified his place in hip-hop history. Get ready for a journey through the streets of Queensbridge, as Nas delivers tracks that resonate with authenticity and grit.

Jill Scott: Soulful vibes

Philly’s own Jill Scott needs no introduction. Her soulful voice and poetic lyrics have touched hearts worldwide. At the Roots Picnic, she’ll celebrate her iconic 2002 debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?, reminding us why she’s a true queen of neo-soul.

Victoria Monét: Rising star

Fresh off her Grammy win for Best New Artist, Victoria Monét is ready to shine. Her silky vocals and genre-blending sound promise an unforgettable performance. Keep an eye out for her—it’s only a matter of time before she becomes a household name.

More than music: Collaborations galore

The Roots Picnic isn’t just about individual artists—it’s about synergy. Black Thought, Method Man, and Redman will join forces for an explosive set. Fantasia and Muni Long will create magic together. And Scarface and Amerie? Prepare for a groove-filled collaboration with the Backyard Band.