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The Roots Picnic With Gnarls Barkley, Deerhoof in Philadelphia

June 9, 2008 3:30 PM ET

Philadelphia played host to an eclectic bill this past Saturday with hip-hop's premier band the Roots taking over Festival Pier for the first Roots Picnic. Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Deerhoof and Diplo delivered genre-clashing sets to a smoked-out crowd that braced sweltering heat during the daylong festivities. Click below for photos and a live report from the festival.

The Roots Picnic: Hip-Hop's Greatest Band Welcomes Gnarls Barkley, Diplo, Deerhoof and Jazzy Jeff to Philadelphia

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