OKP Exclusive: Official Roots Picnic 2012 Mixtape - DJ Low Budget

Mixtape artwork by DJ Underdog

Kaboom. This weekend kicks off the Summer festival season and next weekend is our own little jamboree, a thing we call the 5th Annual Roots Picnic. To give you a sampling of the amazing cross-section of the live music that will unfold over the 2-day affair at Penn's Landing festival pier in Philly--and provide you with picnic jams for Memorial Day Weekend and beyond--we asked Philly's finest DJ Low Budget AKA Lowbeezy to cut together a mix that showed the range of artists on the bill (The Roots, De La Soul, Kid Cudi, Rakim, Major Lazer, James Murphy, Diplo, Shabazz Palaces, Tune-Yards, Danny Brown & More! Full tracklist after the jump).

Lowbeezy--who first came to national prominence as 1/2 of Philly's Hollertronix crew with partner Diplo--might just be the only DJ alive who could do play such an amazing cross-section of styles and do it justice--beaucoups respect to him for turning it out with creativity and flare. He killt it and this is definitely going to be our soundtrack for the Summer, and we hope yours as well.

Stream at bottom and once this mix has got you in the right mindframe, purchase Roots Picnic tickets at the links below (or enter here to win them FREE--you got til monday!)

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Okayplayer Presents: The Official Roots Picnic 2012 Mixtape!

mixed by:

DJ Low Budget


Featuring: The Roots, De La Soul, Kid Cudi, Rakim, Major Lazer, Shabazz Palaces, Danny Brown, James Murphy, Wale, Tune-Yards + more! (full tracklist below)


The Lesson Part III/Paid In Full blend - The Roots/Eric B & Rakim

The Next Movement- The Roots

Ego Trippin-De La Soul

Paid In Full b/w Stay cool - Eric B & Rakim

It Ain't All Good b/w Don't Look any Further (Low B Blend Up)- De la Soul/Dennis Edwards

Adenaline (Beanie's Verse) - The Roots

That Tree (Low Beezy's Midnight Mona Lisa Mix)- Kid Cudi

I Know You Got Soul b/w Slight Work (Low B Blend Up) - Eric B & Rakim/Wale/Diplo

That's The Way - Wale & Dorrough

Express Yourself - DIplo Feat. Nicky B

Danger - Major Lazer Feat. The Beastie Boys & Santigold

Gangsta _ The TuneYards

Galactus (Emynd Remix) - Mr MF'n Exsquire

Swerve... The Reeping of All That Is Worthwhile (Noir Not Withstanding) -Shabazz Palaces

My Melody b/w Clones (Low B Blend Up) - Eric B. & Rakim/The Roots

Oooh b/w Sister Wife Star Slinger Remix (Low B Blend Up) - De La Soul feat Redman/ Alex Winston

Freaks N' Geeks (Star Slinger Remix) - Childish Gambino

Get Free (Why So Not Remix) w/Die Like a Rockstar (Low B Blend Up) -Major Lazer Feat Amber/Danny Brown

Wit It/Harlem Shake (Low B Blendup) - Danny Brown/Baauerr

Piss Test - A-Track, Juicy J, &Danny Brown

All Tonight - Chill Moody

City Luuks (Kid Sister x Flosstradamus x Symmetry) - The Hood Internet

Luuk Out Girl - Flosstradamus feat. Kid Sister

Horsey (Diplo) - SwizzyMack (Philly Club remix)

Hood Fantasy - Flosstradamus

Original Don (Major Lazer) - Dj Sliink (Jersey Club Remix)

Yeah (Clap-a-Pella)- LCD Soundsystem

Yeah - LCD Soundsystem

Dr. Pill - WZRD (Kid Cudi)

Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood - St. Vincent

Powa b/w Purple Swag (Low B Blendup) - The Tuneyards/ASAP Rocky

Photo credits: Deeds Art

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Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

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