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Philly’s 4th of July Jam 2014 with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson & Nicki Minaj

The Roots with DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis
plus special guests Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Nicki Minaj & Ed Sheeran

July 4th, 2014
Philadelphia, PA @ Benjamin Franklin Parkway – Philly’s Fourth of July Jam
SBD > Livestream webcast (unknown kbps) > Cool Edit Pro > WAV > CD Wave Editor (tracking) > MP3

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SET ONE: The Roots
01. Web / Rocky Theme Song
02. You Got Me
SET TWO: Aloe Blacc
03. Marlon Wayons Intro
04. Wake Me Up (Aloe Blacc)
05. I Need A Dollar (Aloe Blacc)
06. Marlon Wayans Interlude
07. Headless Heroes [Eugene McDaniels cover] (Aloe Blacc)
08. The Man (Aloe Blacc)
SET THREE: Jennifer Hudson
09. Marlon Wayans interview with Jennifer Hudson
10. Walk It Out (Jennifer Hudson)
11. It’s Your World (Jennifer Hudson)
12. Spotlight (Jennifer Hudson)
13. And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going (Jennifer Hudson)
SET FOUR: The Roots
14. The Otherside (with Bilal)
15. Mario Brothers Theme Song Battle (Questlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis)
16. Marlon Wayans Interlude
SET FIVE: Nicki Minaj
17. Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)
18. Pills N Potions (Nicki Minaj)
19. Yasss Bish (Nicki Minaj)
20. Did It On ‘Em (Nicki Minaj)
21. Beez In The Trap (Nicki Minaj)
22. Freedom (Nicki Minaj)
23. Moment 4 Life (Nicki Minaj)
SET SIX: The Roots
24. Marlon Wayans & Black Thought Freestyle Battle
25. The Seed 2.0
26. Apache > DJ Jazzy Jeff & Jeremy Ellis Battle
SET SEVEN: Ed Sheeran
27. Ed Sheeran Interview
28. Marlon Wayans Intro
29. Don’t (Ed Sheeran)
30. Lego House (Ed Sheeran)
31. Comin’ From Where I’m From [Anthony Hamilton cover] (Ed Sheeran)
32. The A Team (Ed Sheeran)
33. Sing (Ed Sheeran)

The Roots:
Black Thought – MC
Questlove – drums
Frankie Knuckles – percussion
Kirk Douglas – guitar
Damon Bryson – sousaphone
Mark Kelley – bass
James Poyser – keys
Kamal Gray – keys
Ray Angry – keys

Guests:
DJ Jazzy Jeff – turntables
Jeremy Ellis – Maschine (sequencer/sampler)
Brass Heaven – horns
Adam Blackstone – bass
Marlon Wayans – host
Aloe Blacc – vocals
Jennifer Hudson – vocals
Bilal – vocals
Nicki Minaj – vocals
Ed Sheeran – vocals, guitar

The Roots - 2014 Philly's 4th of July Jam

The Roots at Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festivla 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Introduction by Bee Getz

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 1 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Hand Clapping Song [The Meters cover] > The Fire > Please Don’t Go > Get Busy > Jungle Boogie [Kool & The Gang cover] > Drums & Percussion > Jungle Boogie coda [Kool & The Gang cover], Table of Contents Part 1, Step Into The Realm > What They Do

Captain Kirk Douglas - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 2 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Who Are You & Who is Your Crew? > Break You Off > You Got Me Intro > You Got Me > Captain Kirk Douglas guitar solo > Shame On You > Love To Love You Baby > Spottieottiedopaliscious > Shame On You > You Got Me > Sweet Child O’ Mine [Guns N Roses cover] > Bad To The Bone [Bo Diddley cover] > Who Do You Love > You Got Me > Immigrant Song [Led Zeppelin cover] > Welcome To Jamrock [Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley cover] > You Got Me

Black Thought - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

The Roots – November 16, 2013 (Part 3 of 3)
Live Oak, FL @ Big IV Stage – Bear Creek Music Festival

Thought @ Work > How I Got Over > Here I Come > The Seed 2.0 > Move On Up [Curtis Mayfield cover] > Men @ Work [Kool G Rap cover] > Outro

Words by Bee Getz:

As a child, I would watch Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” video and wonder why people would be so overcome with emotion that they would cry hysterically, faint and be carried out of the crowd lifelessly. That mystery was solved, twenty-five years later; when the ‘Legendary Roots Krewe from Philly’ obliterated Bear Creek’s Amphitheater Stage. After living out a dream (thanks to festival curator Paul Levine, who arranged for me to bring my hometown heroes onstage), I assumed the position riding the rail directly in front of emcee Black Thought. The entire Amphitheater was packed to the gills, people were screaming the band’s name with a vehemence! Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson led ‘The Illa-Fifth Dynamite Foundation’ as they launched into a gargantuan run of classics; “Table of Contents” gave way to “Next Movement,” ‘Hot Hot Music’ filled the dank air. The following seventy-five minutes was a whirlwind of unparalleled hip-hop fury: Capt. Kirk, Kamal Gray, Knuckles, Tuba Gooding Jr., Ray Angry and Mark Kelley followed their leaders thru the swamp and beyond. Roots chestnuts like “Proceed,” “Step into a New Realm” and “Mellow My Man” were delivered with vigor, the songs and style fresh to def.

See Black Thought on tha red carpet, steppin’ outta spaceships
Wit’ a glass of Chiraz, and two ‘around-the-way’ chicks!
©Black Thought of The Roots

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

A cauldron of my personal favorites was set ablaze; “Thought@Work”(with the “Apache” breakbeat and Beatles “Hey Bulldog” lick taboot!), the iconic Kool G Rap tune “Men at Work,” a jungle-infused “You Got Me,” Jr. Gong‘s “Welcome to Jamrock” and a ‘Fantastic’ excursion through “How I Got Over,” “Here I Come” > “The Seed 2.0” > “Move On Up” > “The Seed 2.0.” Yet it was during the undeniable Game Theory banger “Get Busy” that Riq Gz, aka “Black General Two-Fi’teen” (that’s Name, Rank, & Serial) asserted himself as the greatest emcee in the game, while simultaneously breaking down ‘The Concept’ of The Legendary Roots Krewe with one severely ill opening verse:

My squad half-Mandrill, half-Mandela
My band ‘bout seventy strong, just like Fela
We part Melle Mel, part Van Halen
And we represent Illadelph, where we still rebellin’!
©Black Thought of The Roots.

Legendary as advertised. Indeed, this writer is from Philadelphia; but please don’t get it twisted, this was fucking nuclear! The Roots headlining set on Saturday night is immediately on the short-list for greatest in the festival’s storied history.

The Roots - Bear Creek Music Festival 2013

Black Thought – MC
Questlove – drums
Frank Knuckles – percussion
Captain Kirk Douglas – guitar, vocals
Damon “Tuba Gooding Jr.” Bryson – sousaphone
Mark Kelley – bass
Kamal Gray – keys
Ray Angry – keys

AUDIO: Schoeps mk21/cmc6 > Sound Devices 788 by Steve Bazley
VIDEO 1: Canon G20 by FunkItBlog
VIDEO 2: Canon Vixia HF21 by FunkItBlog
VIDEO 3: Canon HF100 by Michael Allen

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