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The Roots at Lowlands Festival 2011: Pro-Shot VIDEOS

Now that The Roots are on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon they can’t log 100+ days a year on the road like they used to. However, they apparently still manage to sneak in weekend trips to Europe for festival gigs like this.

Here, I bring you a full ~60 minute pro-shot tv broadcast video of The Roots at the Lowlands Festival in Biddinghuizen, Netherlands on August 21, 2011. At this point in time, The Roots were bass-less. Owen Biddle, their bass player since early 2008, had just left the band and they hadn’t yet picked up new bass player, Mark Kelley. Not to worry, Damon Bryson, aka Tuba Gooding Jr., holds the low end down on sousaphone.

This video initially appeared as a DVD download over at dimeadozen.org. I took the liberty of splitting it and posting to youtube so a wider audience can enjoy it. So enjoy…

Also, pay special attention to video 5 of 5, where Black Thought blacks the f— out spitting Kool G Rap’s “Men @ Work” verses. Absolutely ridiculous.

The Roots (1 of 5) August 21, 2011
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
Intro > How I Got Over > Here I Come > Mellow My Man:

The Roots (2 of 5) August 21, 2011
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
Mellow My Man (continued) > Drums > Mellow My Man > Jusufckwithis > Fantastic > You Got Me Intro:

The Roots (3 of 5) August 21, 2011
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
You Got Me > Sweet Child O’ Mine > Bad To The Bone > You Got Me > Immigrant Song / Monster:

The Roots (4 of 5) August 21, 2011
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
Immigrant Song / Monster (continued) > Get Busy > Jungle Boogie > The Next Movement > The Seed:

The Roots (5 of 5) August 21, 2011
Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival
The Bottle (Gil-Scott Heron cover) > Move On Up (Curtis Mayfield cover) > Men @ Work (Kool G Rap & DJ Polo cover):

The Roots Picnic 2011: Esperanza Spalding, Nas, Little Dragon

The Roots & Nas – Get Down / The Boss (James Brown cover) 6/4/11 @ The Roots Picnic

Funk It presents full audio downloads of 3 sets: Esperanza Spalding with The Roots, Little Dragon, and The Roots with Nas. Scroll down for the download links in both MP3 and FLAC formats!

Esperanza Spalding & The Roots
June 4, 2011
Philadelphia, PA @ 4th Annual Roots Picnic – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
SBD > WXPN webcast > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > CD Wave Editor > FLAC/MP3
01. Precious
02. I Know You Know http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHtvEAANA4o
03. Predator (Weather Report cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-D181tf5fk
04. I Can’t Help It (Michael Jackson cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8C-mOWjXlg
MP3 download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IQK9R09U
FLAC download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=5JXH0KG0

The Roots & Nas & Brass Heaven
June 4, 2011
Philadelphia, PA @ 4th Annual Roots Picnic – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
SBD > WXPN webcast > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > CD Wave Editor > FLAC/MP3
01. Intro > Dilla Interlude > Proceed >
02. Quills >
03. Step Into The Realm >
04. The Fire >
05. Respond/React >
06. Stay Cool >
07. Concerto Of The Desperado >
08. The Mic (w/ Truck North) >
09. How I Got Over >
10. Here I Come >
11. Get Busy (w/ Dice Raw & Peedi Peedi) >
12. Jungle Boogie [Kool & The Gang cover] >
13. Get Down (w/ Nas) >
14. It Ain’t Hard To Tell (w/ Nas) >
15. The World Is Yours (w/ Nas) >
16. Made You Look (w/ Nas) >
17. One Mic (w/ Nas) >
18. Nas Is Like (w/ Nas) >
19. If I Ruled The World (w/ Nas)
20. Hip Hop Is Dead (w/ Nas) > Apache outro >
21. The Next Movement >
22. The Seed 2.0 >
23. The Bottle [Gil Scott-Heron cover] >
24. Men @ Work [Kool G Rap & DJ Polo cover]
25. Radio Outro
MP3 download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=OMUHIGKE
FLAC download link: http://filepost.com/files/8631dd2m/RootsNas2011-06-04.webstream.flac.zip/

Little Dragon
June 4, 2011
Philadelphia, PA @ 4th Annual Roots Picnic – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
SBD > WXPN webcast > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > CD Wave Editor > FLAC/MP3
01. A New
02. Little Man (new song)
03. My Step
04. ??? (?new song?)
05. Feather
MP3 download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TX2N7YLE
FLAC download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HAQ5BN23