live music: JAY Z x MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL x 9.1.12

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Philadelphia, PA 9.1.12 – Last weekend, Jay Z‘s Made In America Music Festival blasted off right in front of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, PA to a raucous crowd chanting “HOVA! HOVA”! Jay Z came out on stage to a pre-recorded message from President Obama saying something about listening to his music on the Presidential Ipod, to make sure and vote and that Jay Z’s story is what “Made In America” means.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

“Since you were so good to me, Philly, I’m going to be good to you tonight, Philly,” Jay-Z exclaimed.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z tore through over a decade of hits spanning his entire career. At times he was joined by Memphis Bleek and other member’s of his crew. Common, 2 Chainz and Swizz Beatz also made appearances.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

The encore began with the G.O.O.D. crew and Kayne West. The last song of the night was “N*ggas In Paris” with just Jay Z and Kanye…followed by overhead fireworks to close out day 1 of the festival.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Jay Z performs at the Made In America festival in Philadelphia, PA. Photos by Joe Russo.

Setlist:
Made in America Intro
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/Kanye West)
I Don’t Like (Remix)
Can’t Tell Me Nothing
New God Flow
The Light
Cold
Dance (A$$)
Mercy
Niggas In Paris (with Kanye West)

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