Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj & more closed out Made in America (pics, video)
TDE was hard to ignore during day two. In his first performance since concluding the The Championship Tour with his TDE labelmates, Lamar brought the passion we’ve come to expect from him to the Rocky Stage. While he wasn’t announced to perform at the event until mid-August, Kung Fu Kenny’s set went off without a hitch, as he rapped along to his hits such as “HUMBLE.,” “Swimming Pools” and “King Kunta.” He also introduced Philly-based musician Bri Steves to the crowd, who was met with a warm reception.
Earlier in the day, Redemption MC Jay Rock lit up the Tidal Stage with spirited performances of “Rotation 112th,” “The Bloodiest,” “Tap Out” and his track on the Black Panther soundtrack, “King’s Dead.” Much like many of the day’s performers, the L.A. native had some encouraging words for his listeners mid-set.
“Don’t give up on whatever you’re trying to do,” he said before launching into his hit “WIN.” “Keep striving. At the end of the day, we’re all trying to win.” [Billboard]
The 2018 edition of Philly's Made in America festival wrapped up on Sunday with a headlining performance from Nicki Minaj, who had a few guests along with her: A$AP Ferg, Lil Uzi Vert, and controversial rapper 6ix9ine, who Azealia Banks criticized Nicki for working with. Watch a video clip of Nicki and Uzi onstage together below, along with a couple of clips from Kendrick Lamar's set.
Sunday at Made in America also included sets from Pusha T, Miguel, Lil B, Turnstile, Jay Rock, A$AP Twelvvy, Sheck Wes, Ty Dolla $ign, Maxo Kream, Saweetie, Gunna, Jay Park, Diplo and more. Check out pictures in the gallery above.