For those living in Philadelphia, tonight (on the 4th of July) will be what is supposedly the largest outdoor concert in the country (really?). Last year they had Bruce Springsteen come in and play.
One of the other acts is Philly’s very own The Roots. For much of the country, this band gained notoriety as Jimmy Fallon’s band on his late night show. For me, they’re perhaps my favorite hip-hop ensemble out there.
Their new album How I Got Over came out a couple of weeks ago. It is amazing; one of the best hip-hop albums released in the past few years, in my opinion. I’m working on a review of the album for Patrol Magazine, so to prepare, I’ve been listening through The Roots‘ entire discography this past week. Wow. What a group. I can’t wait to see them tonight. And if you’re around, you should be just as excited to come out.