Made In America Festival [Jay-Z, MMG, GOOD Music] Perfomances

Jay-Z Set


G.O.O.D. Music Set

The Made In America Festival was historic and EPIC at the Same Damn Time! Philly really was represented. With over 50,000 people in attendance per day, great performance, and a holiday weekend…it was a great time.

Jay-Z and the people behind the concert did it big in our city. Here are some videos.

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JAY-Z Announces “MADE IN AMERICA” Music Festival In Philly

Jay-Z was in Philly yesterday alongside Mayor Michael Nutter to make the announcement of a HUGH 2-day Music Festival that will go down Labor Day Weekend.


‘Made In America’ Coming To Philly Labor Day Weekend
Acts To Be Named On May 21; Tickets On Sale May 23

Updated: Monday, 14 May 2012, 11:41 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 14 May 2012, 5:58 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA – It’s official: Jay-Z will be headlining and curating acts for a two-day concert coming to the City of Brotherly Love over Labor Day Weekend.

Nearly 30 artists “that embody the American spirit” will be performing across three stages on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on Saturday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 2.

Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Budweiser and the United Way joined Mayor Michael Nutter at the announcement Monday morning on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The event is being billed as “an exciting, two-day music festival in Philadelphia this Labor Day weekend to benefit United Way and produced by Live Nation.”

“The eclectic roster of talent cultivated by JAY Z will be announced on May 21 and include acts ranging from rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance,” a news release states.

“We could not be more excited, and I’m pleased to announce that we will have a two-day festival here in Philadelphia the 1st and 2nd of September right out on the parkway featuring Jay-Z,” Nutter told the crowd, drawing applause from those who showed up despite a light drizzle. “We’re also excited that our United Way of Southeastern Pa. will be a participant and a recipient of great support from this event.”

Tickets for the “Budweiser Made in America” music festival go on sale on May 23 through and . A limited number of two-day tickets will be available for $99 (plus service charges).

Budweiser Facebook fans will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 22. To become a Budweiser Facebook fan, visit .

Officials said the concert will benefit the United Ways in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, Lancaster County, Pa., and New York City, “enabling them to invest more dollars into their regions, strengthening local communities and improving lives.” They expect the money will will positively impact the education, income and health of the most vulnerable and most needy citizens in these regions.

The two-day concert festival will also be available to watch around the country via live-streaming. Details will be announced at a later date, officials said.

Jay-Z, who took the microphone last, thanked Budweiser, the United Way, Nutter and the city. The 14-time Grammy award winner said whenever he enters into a project, he aims for something great. Another one of his points of focus is, “Is it going to push the culture forward?”

“I think this concert will do that,” Jay-Z said. “I think Budweiser did that in the past with the ‘Superfest,’ when it gave a platform for artists to perform – mainly hip-hop and R&B artists, you know, when the opportunities wasn’t as plentiful as they are today.”

His third touch-point was whether the event does some philanthropic work, and he credited the United Way with doing some great things with his Carnegie Hall concert.

“Everybody knows my love affair with Philly from the amazing, talented artists I’ve signed from here … to the film work that I’m about to do with Will Smith and James Lassiter at Overbrook (Entertainment),” Jay-Z said.

The founder of Rocawear and also co-owner of the New Jersey Nets said his final consideration is always whether a project will make his mother proud.

“I can’t do half-baked work,” Jay-Z said. “So, I’m really putting my all into this. I’d like to announce that we’ve already got like 70 percent of the artists confirmed. So, we’re working. It’s gonna be a great day in Philly. I look forward to seeing you guys. … Thank you guys for coming out. I appreciate you.”




Hov is heading to Philly for a special announcement, however, that’s about all we know thus far.

Jay-Z recently released a mysterious video, “Made in America,” and now we get news that he has plans to make a ‘major announcement’ come Monday morning, so maybe the two are related?

We’ll have to wait and see, but Roc Nation reports that on May 14th at 10:30 am Jay-Z is going atop Philadelphia’s Art Museum steps to make a ‘major announcement’ alongside Philadelphia’s Mayor, Michael Nutter.

Check back for the details on Monday!

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BEYONCE Gives Birth To Baby Girl – Blue Ivy Carter

The day has finally arrived… Beyonce and Jay-Z are now parents having welcomed their child, Blue Ivy Carter, into the world late on January 7th.

According to TMZ she gave birth by C-section at Manhattan’s Lennox Hill Hospital in NYC, and Rihanna as well as others have confirmed the birth of the child through Twitter. Rihanna tweeted to Blue, “Welcome to the world princess Carter! Love Aunty Rih”

NY Daily News reports that Beyonce checked into the hospital under the name “Ingrid Jackson.” Jay-Z took care of Beyonce’s privacy by paying 1.3 million to have the entire fourth floor of the hospital in New York to themselves.


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Jay-Z & Kanye West “Watch The Throne” Concert In Philadelphia 11/2/11 Recap!!!

So last night was the Jay-Z & Kanye West “Watch The Throne” Concert here in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center and I was lucky enough to get a last minute call with a free box suite ticket and free parking pass….#twinning! It started a little late but well worth the wait. All night Kanye and Jay-Z were doing their tracks from the Watch the Throne album and their own individual hits. It was a great time so check out some of these videos.

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Beyonce Confirmed To The World She Is Pregnant @ MTV VMA 2011 Awards

It’s official!!! Beyonce is pregnant with Jay-Z’s baby. The star couple have been together for sometime and many were just waiting to see when the couple were finally both going to have their first child. Last night Beyonce confirmed while performing on stage after opening her jacket and showing off the belly to the world. Congrats to the both of them.


1st Female Rapper To Perform At Yankee Stadium: Jay-Z, Kanye West & Nicki Minaj Perform “Monster

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Check out the First Female Rapper perform at Yankee Stadium in New York. Along side Jay-Z and Kanye West, Nicki Minaj came out to perform the hit single “Monster.”

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Jay-Z And Eminem Concert @ Yankee Stadium

Yesterday was the historic first concert at the NEW Yankee Stadium. Eminem and Jay-Z teamed up to do a Home and Home Concert at Detroit first, then at Yankee Stadium in New York. Eminem brought special guests Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, G-Unit, B.o.B., and D-12 while Jay-Z brought out Kanye West, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and his wife, Beyonce. They will do a second concert tonight as well.

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