Made in America

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Jay-Z Remembers How Nirvana “Stopped” Hip-Hop With “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

According to rap mogul Jay-Z, Kurt Cobain and Nirvana were so popular in the early ’90s that the entire hip-hop movement had to simply take a time out while grunge ran its course.


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Chuck D Explains Why Public Enemy Passed On Jay-Z’s “Made In America”

Public Enemy’s Chuck D opened up about the legendary group’s decision to turn down Jay-Z’s request to perform at the Made in America Festival, which took place in Philadelphia on Labor Day weekend.


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Jill Scott, Eve And Santigold Show Sisterly Love At Philly’s “Made In America”

Music superstars from all around the country (and beyond) descended upon Philadelphia to light up the “Budweiser Made In America” festival on Labor Day weekend. But a few notable Philly artists gave the celebration a touch of hometown pride.


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Run-DMC Reunite, JMJ’s Sons Take Turns In The Spotlight

Run-DMC dusted off their “Shell-Top” Adidas on Sunday (Sept. 2), the second and last day of the “Made In America” festival that featured performers of various styles and musical formats.


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Jay-Z And Pearl Jam Connect For Surprise “Made In America” Mash-Up

Drake had all eyes on him during the count down to Pearl Jam, the closing act at the “Made In America” festival Sunday (Sept. 2). And the Canadian rapper knew it.


D'Angelo on stage at Philadelphia's Made In America Festival/ Photo credit: Maria Ives

D’Angelo And Janelle Monae Bare Their Soul At “Made In America”

Somewhere between Rick Ross’ Maybach Music set and Jay-Z’s grand closing ceremony, there was a soul revival at the Made In America festival. D’Angelo and Janelle Monáe added a funk and soul groove to the festival’s first day.


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Jay-Z Taps Ron Howard And Brian Grazer For Concert Film

Jay-Z has enlisted some big screen heavyweights for his next Hollywood project. The Roc Nation hip-hop mogul is reportedly planning to film his upcoming Made In America festival with help from Oscar-winning tandem Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.


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Jay-Z Drafts Nas, Rakim, Kanye West And Others For Video Game Soundtrack

Having already mastered music and fashion, Jay-Z is now turning his attention to the video game realm. The hip-hop superstar will wear the hat of executive producer for the upcoming NBA 2K13 and has tapped some close music industry friends to be a part of the soundtrack for the hit basketball platform.


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Drake, Run-DMC And More Added To Jay-Z’s ‘Made In America’ Fest

Jay-Z’s ‘Made In America’ festival is shaping up to be the musical event of the year. Now Run-D.M.C., Drake, Jill Scott, and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell have been added to an already star packed line-up.


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Jay-Z Won’t Release New Music Anytime Soon, Says, “I Just Want To Hang Out With My Daughter!

[photogallerylink id=101778 align=left] Jay-Z announced he’s headlining Budweiser’s “Made In America” two day music festival, but don’t expect the god-MC to release new music anytime soon. In a recent interview with Billboard’s The Juice Hov stated, […]