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DO GOODER: Jay-Z Set To Headline (And Curate) Philly's "Made In America" Festival

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And the notches in his belt just keep on coming.  What does the man who has it all--wife, kid, ownership, music career--want?  His own diverse music festival of course.  Check out Jay-Z announcing his upcoming headlining performance at the Philadelphia Made In America Music Festival--which will benefit UnitedWay inside...


 

While his wife will be busy holding down Memorial Day Weekend in Atlantic City, Jay will be doing his thing Labor Day weekend in Philadelphia.  At the Philadelphia Museum of Art today, Hov and Philly Mayor Michael Nutter announced a two-day music festival called Budweiser Made in America.

Jay's Philly artist Freeway hit the stage during the announcement, as Jay told the crowd:

"Everyone knows my love affair with Philly from the amazing, talented artists I've signed from here...Whenever I enter into a project, I try to hit on some touch points. The first thing is: Is it great?  The second one is: Is it gonna push the culture forward?"

And he plans on pushing the culture forward by serving as curator himself on 3 stages and 30 acts throughout the festival at Fairmont Park Sept. 1st and 2nd.  And the acts won't just be hip hop--there will be an eclectic lineup of rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and dance.  This will be interesting.  Almost like he's trying to start his own Coachella. 

By the way, Jay is continuing his partnership with UnitedWay by announcing that a portion of all proceeds will benefit the non profit organizations United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. 

No other acts--other than himself--have been announced, but since his speed dial likely consists of Beyonce, Kanye West, Coldplay's Chris Martin & others--we wouldn't be surprised if they make the list.  Gotta love music for a cause.

*BONUS* At the announcement ceremony, Jay spoke with CNN about President Obama's recent comments in support of gay marriage. And Mr. Carter supports the right to gay marriage as well:

Pics: INF/Splash News

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i live in Philly i aint

i live in Philly i aint paying 99 nothing to see him.....
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JayZ should wear sport

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I wish the headline announced

I wish the headline announced his support for gay marriage. It's so much more important. “I’ve always thought it as something that was still holding the country back. What people do in their own homes is their business and you can choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It's no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple."
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Good look!! Always give back!

Good look!! Always give back!
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Jay (and his lovely wife) are

Jay (and his lovely wife) are so inspirational. They are constantly elevating themselves and giving back at the same time. Kudos to them.
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Ugly suit, Camel, what he

Ugly suit, Camel, what he owns and partially owns... SMDH... The concert will sell out regardless!!!
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I LOVE THE FACT THAT HE

I LOVE THE FACT THAT HE CONTINUES TO FIND WAYS TO GIVE BACK WHETHER IT BE THROUGH HIS SEAN CARTER SCHOLARSHIP FUND OR ELSEWHERE THE MAN KNOWS HOW TO UPLIFT A COMMUNITY-HE CAN'T PAY EVERYBODY'S BILLS BUT HE SURE TRIES TO MAKE THINGS BETTER ONE YOUNG PERSON AT A TIME! GO JAY!!
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I hate when people wear

I hate when people wear sneakers with suits, its just takes away from the suit.
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Brain dead

Brain dead
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Frist time I've ever seen Jay

Frist time I've ever seen Jay with such a Sharp, nice fitting Sports Jacket. It must be part of his Tom Ford Suit.
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oh please. he's just doing

oh please. he's just doing some clean up bc of that "n*ggas is brooklyn-nets" debacle written by a ny post reporter; who is wrong for what he said but these artists led by cray jay have done the most damage...
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Good for

Good for him! http://www.thesolepursesuit.com/
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I'm not knocking him but i'll

I'm not knocking him but i'll have to do my research. This site tends to never report the whole story on Shawn Carter and Beyonce Knowles. Like people say he owns the Nets, no he owns 1.5 % of the Nets. I'm pretty sure this is not 'his' festival, he is just the face and maybe some sort of executive. Charity is always a beautiful thing so nothing against him and I give him all the props for what he does, but people tend to give him (and his wife) alot of credit IMO.
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So...If a black person is

So...If a black person is given credit for doing something positive, you feel it's your duty to research to make sure it's true? I wonder if it's was something negative being said, do you also launch into research mode to make sure that's true too?
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Love me some JayZ...MUAH.

Love me some JayZ...MUAH.
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He needed to do something for

He needed to do something for a good cause after that occupy all streets debacle.
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slim with the tilted brim on

slim with the tilted brim on twenty inch rims. Jigga-Jigga...that ni**ga Jigga!
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Jigga-Jigga...That

Jigga-Jigga...That ni**ga..Jigga! Slim with the tilted brim on twenty inch rims.
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I grew up in Philly & the

I grew up in Philly & the city REALLY needs this. I'm excited! Looks like I'll be going home for Labor Day weekend...
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Jay-Z has transcended Rap and

Jay-Z has transcended Rap and has become a beacon for the black community. He is an awesome role model and he knows how to makes moves #theword #hova
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he appears to look slimmer.

he appears to look slimmer. that's wassup. like what he put together
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Looks like Cray Jay's House

Looks like Cray Jay's House caught on fire & he grabbed anything he could find to wear outside
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At least Puffy dresses the

At least Puffy dresses the part of a boss. this camel look a like is an absolute disgrace.
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u know what else is a

u know what else is a disgrace?! i played some of his music backwards and found hidden anti christ messages.. talking about "666.. murder murder Jesus".. youtube Jay-Z backmasking... im disgusted by this camel faced devil worshipper!
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shutttttttt upppppppppp fuck

shutttttttt upppppppppp fuck what hes wearing he ;s doing shit for his people and giving back
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Bitches jay is king and

Bitches jay is king and beyonce is queen so stop hating on him that nigga dress how he want to and jayz don't need to dress like he old you don't see him with all kind colors on
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Yikes, those pants..but Jay Z

Yikes, those pants..but Jay Z can pull off anything!!
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Um, Mr.Carter can wear

Um, Mr.Carter can wear whatever the fuck he wants! I wonder if Beans will be invited LOL!
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WHAT THE F--K!!! So now it's

WHAT THE F--K!!! So now it's cool to rock Condoleezza Rice's blazer.
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LMAO....I needed that laugh

LMAO....I needed that laugh today!
Anonymous's picture

Jay is doing great! Most

Jay is doing great! Most people criticize him for doing what he has done in his past to survive or being a product of the environment in which he grew up in. It's not up to us to forgive him for what he has done because Jesus has already died on the cross for our sins. We will never know what it was like to walk in his shoes but every Christian has a past as every sinner has a future. I am glad that he stays true to who he is and can wear whatever he wants; it's not as if he has a dress code like most of us. And majority of us wear what we want anyway! He's black, married to a black woman, rich, smart, and he gives back to the black community. We must appreciate and support the few black leaders we have in this world that are not plagued corruption. I do not listen to a lot of rap music because I cannot relate to the topics but I do appreciate the growth in Jay. Elevate your mind and watch how you grow!
Anonymous's picture

Good look for my hometown &

Good look for my hometown & Jay! We already have the best 4th of July Celebration in the country, now we can have Labor Day on lock! I will pray that the city shows up and shows out--in a positive way for this. We know how to host a big event, but we also know how to act a fool. I'm looking forward to seeing who else is on the lineup. Jazmine Sullivan? Vivian Green? Meek Mill? Patti LaBelle? Jilly? Jaguar Wright? The Roots? Eve? I realize this is a "Made in America" event, but I hope the local talent is fully represented.
Anonymous's picture

Jay-Z is a BOSS he should

Jay-Z is a BOSS he should dress like one. The Leather pants and the Kanye West sneakers are OFF. Jay should leave that for the STAGE. But he can do as he wishes. I'm glad he's donating something to charity. That is most important but the Leather pants are killing me with those glow in the dark sneakers....they really do glow in the DARK...lol
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The skinny jeans are killing

The skinny jeans are killing me. He's too damn old to be dressing like that. It looks pathetic.
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i don't think you know what

i don't think you know what skinny jeans are...
Anonymous's picture

Good job j…but I don’t like

Good job j…but I don’t like seeing grown men with shoe like that, what is west turning you in to J? DO NOT FOLLOW HIM. You are a grown ass men dress and pull your pants up…apart from that I love u.
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YEA BUDDY..........Jay is

YEA BUDDY..........Jay is making history again.....ITS THE ROC BEEYATCHES!!!!!
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