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Our family Hov brought that real hip hop shit this morning so me and Pusha wanna keep that feeling going
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 11, 2013
Philadelphia’s inaugural Made In America festival took place over the weekend, touting an eclectic Jay-Z-curated lineup of Pearl Jam, Skrillex, a reunited Run-D.M.C., D’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Santigold, Drake and many more. While there was potential for disaster — a Philly-native friend told me that this was the first ticketed event Philly has ever held at the Parkway, where some Fourth Of July recently shootings occurred during the city’s public celebration — you couldn’t argue with the result (I attended the festival as a fan). Jay-Z mounted a enormous stage flanked by large, fiber-optic wings, all laid out right in front of Philadelphia’s elegant National History Museum. About five minutes into Jay-Z’s set, he played a personalized greeting Barack Obama had made for the festival, which is not something you’re going to see at ATP this year. Since the festival was streaming, sections of it have been preserved online and collected below. Head down there to watch sets from Jay-Z (including Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music’s extended drop-in during the encore), Run-D.M.C., D’Angelo, Santigold, Odd Future and more.
Pitchfork: Kanye West announced that his G.O.O.D. Music album will be released August 7th, and will share the name of his Cruel Summer movie released last month.
Stereogum: Death Cab’s Ben Gibbard released a PSA in support of a Washington state referendum to defend marriage equality.
Hypebot: Watch a New York group turn default ringtones into classical chamber music.
CoS: Radiohead postpones tour dates after a deadly stage collapse.
Billboard: After a surprise set at Bonnaroo, D’Angelo will make his first TV appearance in 12 years on July 1st at the BET Awards.
NPR: Need some tunes for the sweltering heat? NPR has a playlist of the best summer songs since 1962.
STREAM: Nas feat. Rick Ross – “Accident Murders”
Kanye West just released his music video for Mercy, with Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chains. Nothing more needs to be said…
I like how they made it super super wide screen. Its like… they made it so its a premium. Only trule rich fools can enjoy that video as its ment to be seen, on some crazy super long screen tv. Which normal people dont have… so we are stuck with a very thin wide version.. which i still love. And i like the fact that true viewership is reserved, kindof funny.