The Self procclaimed “Best Rapper Alive,” Jay-Z officially made his mark in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend at his first annual Made In America Music Festival. Day 1 kicked off Saturday, and 15 different acts took 3 different stages on the extra packed grounds around Ben Franklin Parkway.
Hov closed out the night on the Rocky Stage (set right in front of the famous stairs where Sylvester Stallone ran in the movie), rocking his Brooklyn Nets cap, and brought out Kanye & the whole G.O.O.D. Music fam. As well as his friend and former artist Memphis Bleek.
Jay flew through an hour and a half set after entering from behind the stage–coming down the famous stairs and hitting the stage to open with “Made In America” & “PSA”–of course. His wife Beyonce was chillin’ in front of the stage in the VIP area–and was put up on the big screen (watch below) during “’03 Bonnie & Clyde.” And a message from President Obama, shouting out the Made in America Fest, played at the beginning of the set. Must be ice to have the President of The United States open your show! Swizz Beatz, dressed in head to toe Givenchy, came out for “On To The Next One.”
Jay left the last half hour to Kanye–and he arrived about an hour before showtime–with girlfriend Kim K.–in a helicopter.
Kim later tweeted a pic from the fest, saying “Made in America festival Virgil @hypewilliams @kanyewest @jonathancheban.”
‘Ye did a few tracks and brought out Big Sean, Pusha T, Common and 2 Chainz. All also performed their own tracks. Since the Cruel Summer album is dropping soon, it was a perfect time to promo.
By the way, at the end of G.O.O.D,’s set, all the fellas lined up and turned their backs to the crowd to show off their matching Angel tees. Was this a sign that 2 Chainz has officially become a member of G.O.O.D. Music? Hmmm…
Hov & ‘Ye ended with “N*ggas In Paris–and had thousands of people losing their minds. The twosome closed out with fireworks and a champagne toast as they walked off the stage.
Watch below as Jay performs 99 Problems & Bonnie and Clyde (spot Beyonce around the 3:25 mark) cute:
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