Friends & Fam @ Kung-Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA

Friends And Fam Philly April 2015

Saturday, April 18th
OkayPlayer Presents
Friends & Fam
Featuring
DJ Matthew Law
& Special Guest
Cosmo Baker
Hosted by The Bul Bey
@ Kung-Fu Necktie – 1250 N Front St. – Philadelphia, PA

Friends & Fam @ Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY

Friends And Fam Brooklyn April 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015
OkayPlayer Presents
Friends & Fam
Featuring
DJ Matthew Law
& Special Guest
Cosmo Baker
Hosted by The Bul Bey
@ Baby’s All Right – 146 Broadway – Brooklyn, NY

Cosmo Baker & OkayPlayer Present The Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape

Cosmo Baker Picnic Mixtape Official Art

Ladies & gentlemen, Okayplayer & Cosmo Baker are proud to present The Official Roots Picnic 2013 Mixtape! Featuring picnic jams by The Roots, Macklemore, Solange, Trinidad James, Grimes, DJ Premier, AraabMuzik & more of the artists appearing like at the 6th Annual Roots Picnic in Philadelphia on June 1.

“At the 11th Hour it seemed like a good idea to write some sort of introduction to this mix and I gave it some thought as to what I was going to touch upon, but understand this is harder than it may seem. It’s difficult enough to capture everything that this collection of artists is about in the futile medium that’s one single mixtape. In the same regard, much like their entire career it’s almost impossible to pin down what The Roots, and Okayplayer are all about with just words. And that right there just may be the point.

I could take it back to 1992 or 93 when I first met these two dudes Ahmir and Tariq and this could be the story of “Philly dudes done well” or I could talk about the parallels of all or our respective career arcs and all that jazz. Or I could talk about how just some local musicans and DJs from South and West Philly have transformed into global music and cultural ambassadors.

But to me it comes down to one thing – love. The love that one has that makes one do what they do. It’s not for the money of the fame, but for the love of music that is the single reason why we’re in this game. That’s the greatest commonality that we all share, and one of the reasons why Okayplayer is what it is today in 2013. Perhaps it’s something in our mutual Philly history, and its collective cultural fiber; from being in that one time at that one place. I don’t know, but I do know one thing: I grew up with all this, and so when I was asked to contribute this mix, it was more than an honor. It felt like I was coming back home.”

– Cosmo Baker, 2013

CLICK ON THE SOUNDCLOUD LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD “COSMO BAKER’S PICNIC MIX”

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  • Cosmo Baker’s Top Ten Records Of May

    DJ Stuart "Re-Work V2"
    Wet "All The Ways" (Branchez Remix)
    De La Soul "Beautiful Night"
    Phife "Nutshell"
    With You "Ghost" feat. Vince Staples (Major Lazer Remix)
    Tall Black Guy "The Heart Of The Town"
    KRNE "I'll Be Good"
    Hoodboi "Closer"
    Drake "With You" Feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR
    Christopher Cross "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro Dub Disco Mix)

    BAKERS DOZEN BONUS

    Club Cheval "Discipline"
    Mura Masa "What If I Go"
    Kate Bush "Why Should I Love You?"

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