Jay-Z has naturally stolen the show on the first day of his self-curated ‘Made In America‘ festival in Philadelphia.
Headlining the first night of festivities, Huffington Post reports that HOVA started his set by making his way down the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art – made famous by Rocky – as his song Made in America played in the background.
During his 90-minute set, a video featuring US President Barack Obama was played, with the President urging the 50,000-strong crowd to vote in the country’s presidential election at the end of the year.
Meanwhile, protege and Watch the Throne collab partner Kanye West joined Jay at the end of his set, performing hits like Mercy and Niggas in Paris.
On top of this, Consequence of Sound reports that West and members of his G.O.O.D. music label (Common, Big Sean, Pusha T) also “appeared during Jay-Z’s headlining set on Saturday night, and performed tracks from their upcoming group album”, which is due out September 18.
Elsewhere, COS is also reporting that Jay Electronica made a surprise performance at the festival. Despite not yet releasing his debut album and planning not to play before its release, Electronica couldn’t turn down an invitation from Jay-Z or the chance to take the stage in Philadelphia, where he lived for years.
Skrillex, Miike Snow and Janelle Monae also performed at Made In America yesterday. Pearl Jam, Run DMC and Drake will perform tonight.
JAY-Z Full Set At ‘Made In America’ Festival:
Kanye West and the G.O.O.D Crew ‘Made In America’ performance:
Jay Electronica At ‘Made In America’: