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Made in America: See Jay-Z, Migos, Cardi B, J. Cole, Marshmello and More

Rapper anchored his own festival, which has grown into a popular annual event since starting in Philadelphia in 2012

Best photos from 2017 Made in America TourBest photos from 2017 Made in America Tour

Jay-Z moved from throwback "Where I'm From" to new track "Marcy Me" to the hook of "Empire State of Mind" during his Made in America 2017 set.

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Sunday night at the Budweiser Made in America festival was the first time the Jay-Z performed songs from his recently released 4:44 in the U.S., a trial run before he embarks on a nationwide tour at the end of October. As Elias Leight noted in his review of the performance, Jay-Z “rapped with nonchalant authority in front of a massive, metallic balloon dog designed with help from artist Jeff Koons – used sequencing to his advantage, galvanizing the audience with jarring transitions between songs.” 

Prayers and dedications for the city of Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey were in abundance, and the weekend in Philly had plenty of rain and the crowds were certainly mud-smeared, but that didn’t stop them from pogoing and enjoying hits as they united in mosh pits for their favorite acts. Here, some of the highlights, including J. Cole, Vic Mensa, Solange, Migos and more.


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