Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on September 4, 2012

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin

Jay-Z & Kanye / Passion Pit / D'Angelo at Made in America 9/2/2012
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures
Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Closing out the first day of Made in America was rap legend and festival organizer Jay-Z's behemoth set. "Allow me to re-introduce myself," Jay rapped as he entered the stage, a screaming crowd of thousands joining him in every word and making clear that no introductions were necessary. Breaking the day's tradition of rappers surrounded by hype men, Jay-Z struck a dramatic pose alone on stage.

His set's first surprise was a video from President Obama, who voiced his support of Made in America's patriotic vision and urged concertgoers to register to vote, a call to action greeted with cheers.

Backed by a live band and celebrating his recent NBA partnership by sporting a Brooklyn Nets hat, Jay-Z flew through a sampler of his most beloved hits, from early hit Izzo (H.O.V.A.) to crowd favorite Big Pimpin. He gave plenty of love to his new material as well, performing an ode to his hometown of New York City with a euphoric rendition of Empire State of Mind and leading the crowd in singing Run This Town, before playing the hard-driving On to the Next One...

...Jay-Z's turn at Made In America wasn't complete without a few high-profile guests. As the show neared its end, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music posse stormed the stage. West, joined by Pusha T, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Common, showcased new tracks Mercy and New God Flow with his crew before splitting off to perform several songs solo. With the crowd in near pandemonium, Jay and Ye closed the night with collaboration N----- in Paris.- [USA Today]

Jay-Z's inaugural Made in America Festival happened Labor Day Weekend in Philadelphia and the first day (9/2) featured a wide variety of acts, including Janelle Monae, Passion Pit, Rick Ross, Dirty Projectors (who have a show coming up at Carnegie Hall) and J himself (and a few of his friends). More pictures from Sunday are below, along with Jay-Z's setlist...

---

Maybach Music with Rick Ross

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Janelle Monae

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

D'Angelo

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Passion Pit

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Dirty Projectors

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Jay-Z

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Made in America Festival - 2012 - Day 1 in Pictures

Jay-Z - "99 Problems"

Setlist: Jay-Z at Made in America Festival 9/2/2012
Public Service Announcement
Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
Jigga My Nigga
Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)
Big Pimpin'
Murder Marcyville
What We Do (with Freeway)
You, Me, Him, Her (with Memphis Bleek)
Excuse Me Miss
La-La-La (Excuse Me Again) (with Memphis Bleek)
Is That Your Chick (The Lost Verses) (with Memphis Bleek)
99 Problems
'03 Bonnie & Clyde
Where I'm From
Empire State of Mind
Run This Town
On to the Next One (with Swizz Beatz)
Dirt Off Your Shoulder
I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me)
U Don't Know

Encore (With G.O.O.D. Music)
I Don't Like (Remix)
Can't Tell Me Nothing
New God Flow
The Light
Cold
Dance (A$$)
Mercy
Niggas In Paris
---

---

      

Comments (27)

ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:12 AM

Illuminati bullshit

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:19 AM

Does no one play just a normal-looking drum kit anymore?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:20 AM

I hate hearing about that black version of lady gaga.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:36 AM

Parody of itself.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 9:54 AM

J ? That's his first name, j ?

Posted by me | September 4, 2012 9:55 AM

Dumb white people newspaper, using that dumb N...... In Paris thing. Man, this nation is stupid!

Posted by me | September 4, 2012 10:01 AM

Tribekka's Most Wanted

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:16 AM

First day was 9/1, second day was 9/2.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:21 AM

Went to this, got mugged several times.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:37 AM

Rick Ross used to be a prison guard and a narc.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 10:54 AM

so when are the solo d'angelo club or theater dates coming? fuck this festival nonsense.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:24 AM

D'Angelo is touring with Mary J Blige.

Stupid honkey.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:32 AM

what's wrong, can't you read dumbass?

solo, aka headlining, in a club or theater.

next.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:40 AM

Do D'angelo get naked when he sing that song?

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 11:52 AM

Autofocus is a tricky thing. Meh x 42.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:01 PM

zero crime. felt bad for jay-z since kanye showed him up in every way.

event was actually really well organized.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:04 PM

Except that the dumb dude in the oval office decided he had to get involved. Black people loving Obama might be the single racist thing about this country. Especially since his policies apparently encourage the lowest employment and highest poverty for blacks in a lonngggg time.

>14% baby!

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:10 PM

tofu sausage fest

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:17 PM

↑lol, white people

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 12:32 PM

R Kelly would make a good president. He always wears a nice suit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 1:27 PM

I got pregnant several times

Posted by Anonymous | September 4, 2012 7:28 PM

VERY NICE THANKS

Posted by ben 10 | November 2, 2012 6:58 AM

Well, that was an extremely worthwhile few minutes I invested reading through your site, appreciate it.

Posted by Heidy | July 8, 2013 5:00 PM

best fest ever.

Posted by jordon | July 23, 2013 12:23 PM

Leave a Comment