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Roots Picnic is almost here y’all! This year Philly’s own Cosmo Baker–the least hatable DJ in the entire world?–has blessed Okayplayer with his prodigious talents and midas phonographic touch in assembling our Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape, featuring picnic jams from all the artists on the bill including (duh) The Roots, Naughty By Nature, DJ Premier, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, How To Dress Well, Trinidad James, Solange Knowles and a grip more (scroll down for the full tracklisting).

Longtime Okayplayers know Cosmo’s Philly roots run deep and this collaboration felt especially powerful coming in the same year as Fluid–the dancefloor of which both Cosmo and ?uestlove made into their DJ home over the years, so we asked him to speak on it, which he did most eloquently. You can read Cosmo’s thoughts after the mix, which is what you came here for! So without further ado, Cosmo Baker & Okayplayer present: The Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape!

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DJ Premier “Young Gifted & Black Intro”
Gang Starr “Full Clip”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Thrift Shop”
The Roots “Dynamite”
How To Dress Well “Running Back”
Sonnymoon feat. Melo-X “Htlv (Houstatlantavegas) (Melo-X Remix)”
Naughty By Nature “Hip-Hop (DJ Scene 2013 Remix)
Trinidad James “All Gold Everything (Emynd NOLA Bounce Remix)
Robert Glasper “Black Radio feat. Yasin Bey (Pete Rock Remix)”
The Gaslamp Killer “Anything Worse”
The Roots “The Seed 2.0”
Solange “Losing You”
Jennah Bell “Monster Killer”
Solange “Sandcastle Disco”
The Roots “How I Got Over”
Duck Sauce “Grand Steppin”
Grimes “Circumambient”
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Can’t Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton”
Grimes “Oblivion”
A-Trak “Tuna Melt feat. Tommy Trash (Grandtheft Remix)”
Jay-Z & Kanye “Niggas In Paris”
Trinidad James “Females Welcome”
AraabMuzik “The Prince Is Coming”
The Gaslamp Killer “Impulse feat. Daedelus”
Kendrick Lamar “Backseat Freestyle”
A$AP Rocky “Goldie”
Gang Starr “Above The Clouds feat. Inspectah Deck”
Robert Glasper “Twice feat. Solange (?uestlove’s Twice Baked Remix)”
Gary Clark Jr. “The Life”
Joey Bada$$ “Waves”
Naughty By Nature “Jamboree feat. Zhane”
Smoke DZA “Gotham City feat. Joey Bada$$”
AraabMuzik “Hammer Dance”
The Roots “Act Too… The Love Of My Life feat. Common”
Shlohmo “Don’t Say No feat. How To Dress Well”
Lushlife “Magnolia”

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