Jay-Z at the Made In American Festival

Stars Rock “Made in America” Festival

A bevy of heavy hitters, including Kanye West, Run-DMC, Janelle Monae, Drake, and Hov himself, performed at the two-day Philadelphia event this past weekend

by #teamEBONY, September 4, 2012

Jay-Z at the Made In American Festival

Jay-Z at the Made In American Festival

The stars aligned in Philadelphia this weekend at Jay-Z's highly anticipated Made in America music festival. Located beside the historic Philadelphia Art Museum, the festival featured a diverse line up, including dubstep artist Skrillex, singer Janelle Monae, hip hop veterans Run-DMC, Roc Nation protégée Rita Ora, Santigold, Jill Scott, Eve, and Odd Future. 

Jay-Z headlined the first night of the festival on Saturday, before making another appearance on Sunday when he rocked out to "99 Problems" with Pearl Jam. Additional highlights of the festival included a personal, televised message from President Obama, a full fledged appearance and performance by Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. music family, as well as an energized set delivered by Drake and several artists from Maybach Music Group.

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