Posted in hiphop | music on April 8, 2013

Jay-Z (right) with Jaz. Note, not a recent picture.
Jay-Z

Jay-Z's bid for a festival, known as Made in America, will return to Philadelphia in 2013, setting aside August 31- September 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway for the second edition. Check out a teaser trailer below, and line-up is forthcoming.

In other Jigga news, the man who REALLY started from the bottom (sorry, Drake- lol) has moved his Roc Nation venture away from Columbia Records and back to Universal:

News comes today from Jay & Roc Nation themselves that they've decided on Universal Music Group as their parent label, departing from multi-year deals that had Roc Nation records, including the most successful release from the company thus far, J. Cole's 2011 debut Cole World: The Sideline Story, releasing on Columbia Records.... Roc Nation's next release, which appears to be J. Cole's oft-delayed, but highly-anticipated sophomore effort Born Sinner, will be released on Roc Nation/Universal Music Group. -[The Source]
Roc Nation currently houses J. Cole, Jay Electronica and others, while managing such names as Rihanna, Meek Mill, Wale, Timbaland, and No I.D.

As mentioned, Jay-Z will join Justin Timberlake for a pair of shows at Yankee Stadium on July 19 & 20. Tickets for both are still available, but probably not for long.

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Comments (16)

Wonder if Depeche Mode will play one of the nights. They have a gap and have no Philly-area dates.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 12:10 PM

This fest looked decent last year. Too bad Philly is as quality of a city as the dutches are cigars.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 12:14 PM

That festival was so much fun last year. Hotels were cheap and so close to the venue. The city was all focussed on this festival can't wait to go back.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 12:34 PM

Jay-Z is a schmuck. At least he's keeping this out of Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 1:01 PM

Dan Deacon in a sweater @ The Met!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 1:28 PM

Jay-Z's Made In America Festival in Cuba this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 1:30 PM

On a side note, I find it funny that Drake has a song called "Started From The Bottom". I'm sure all the struggling aspiring hiphop artists out there don't have a problem with some former child Canadian TV star going around making that claim.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 1:37 PM

I know the fest is not ALL American acts, but the headliners should be, which would rule out Depeche Mode (unless they aren't a headliner). Trying to figure out who might be playing this year, especially who the "rock" headliner is - thinking maybe Nine Inch Nails. Went to one day of it last year, it was a really well run festival!

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 2:23 PM

this was actually a great festival. very, very, very well-run. easy to get to from NYC, decent crowd. and cheap tickets.

the philly govt was heavily involved in the festival, in a good way.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 2:39 PM

i wouldn't even go see the yankees at yankee stadium...

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 3:24 PM

NIN / DM one day
JT / Jay-Z the next

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 3:29 PM

"NIN / DM one day
JT / Jay-Z the next"

That already is hitting Citizens Bank Park in Philly so I doubt it.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 3:55 PM

depeche mode isn't the right fit for this festival's demo. think more mainstream.

Posted by Anonymous | April 8, 2013 4:32 PM

And I called it - Nine Inch Nails is the rock headliner. Can't figure out who the headliner is for Rap/R&B - Wiz Khalifa?

Posted by 2:23 PM | April 10, 2013 12:45 PM

@1245 they are gonna do some phase 2 bullshit where they announce it in 2 months, but i'm guessing jay-z since he's probably getting a blank check from budweiser.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2013 1:05 PM

Fuck yeah J. Cole has been their top project. Still will be after his sophomore LP drops on 6/18. That single ft. Miguel "Power Trip" proves just that.

Posted by Bobby | June 3, 2013 4:59 PM

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