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Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson performs as Mary J. Blige performs a special set by The Roots at Roots Picnic 2022 at Mann Center For Performing Arts on June 04, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Live Nation Urban)
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The Roots, Freddie Gibbs To Perform At 2022 Afropunk Brooklyn Festival

The Roots, Freddie Gibbs To Perform At 2022 Afropunk Brooklyn Festival

Afropunk Festival is making its return. The popular festival is back this year for its first in-person show since 2019. With Afropunk finally being back in Brooklyn, the lineup for this year's show is strong. The festival will kick off September 10 and 11 at Commodore Barry Park and performers will include Freddie Gibbs, Isaiah Rashad, Tierra Whack, Mick Jenkins, BbyMutha, Earl Sweatshirt, Pink Siifu, The Roots and more.

Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter performs during Roots Picnic 2022 at Mann Center For Performing Arts on June 04, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Live Nation Urban)

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Tickets go on sale Friday, June 17 at 10 am ET. Burna Boy is set to headline as well, which the festival noted in a statement is a historic as the Nigerian singer’s “first-ever headlining festival performance at a U.S. music festival.” The Roots are coming off their well-received 2022 Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, which also made it's return to in-person after being sidelined for two years by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Black Thought stole the show at that festival, held at The Roots iconic frontman took the stage for the famed "Live Mixtape" showcase, and he was joined by Rick Ross and Benny The Butcher. While Rozay and Benny treated the crowd at Fairmont Park to their respective hits; it was Black Thought who took centerstage as he freestyled over some of their biggest songs, like "Jonny P's Caddy" and "Hustlin.'"

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