Performances


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The Labor Day holiday weekend means A-Trak and Fool’s Gold Records kick off their annual Fool’s Gold Day Off Festival in New York City. The 2014 edition featured a bill that included A-Trak, French Montana, The LOX, Danny Brown, Brenmar, araabMUZIK, Nick Catchdubs, and more hitting the stage on Sunday night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. An outdoor bash, which brings hip-hop and dance music together, saw some surprise guest appearances from Cam’Ron and Dame Dash, Smoke DZA, Remy Ma, Q-Tip, Just Blaze, Travi$ Scott, A$AP Mob, the newly signed ILOVEMAKONNEN, and the trio of French Montana, Bobby Shmurda, and Rowdy Rebel, who performed their “Hot Ni**a” remix for the first time live.

Check out photos and footage below, as Fool’s Gold Day Off 2014 will be hitting the road this year in Toronto, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Miami.

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Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s summer battle tour pulled into Atlanta’s Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood on Sunday night. Staying true to the southern city, it was only right that 2 Chainz made a guest appearance, joining Lil’ Wayne first for “Rich As F*ck.” Soon after, the artist formerly known as Tity Boi, assisted Drake with their Nothing Was the Same collab “All Me.”

During the DJ battle intermission between Future the Prince and DJ Q45, ILOVEMAKONNEN popped up on stage to perform the song “Tuesday.” Drake, who is featured on the official remix to “Tuesday,” has signed the 25-year-old to his OVO Sound label.

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The third annual Made In America Festival came to a close at Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway and L.A.’s Grand Park on Sunday. Along with artists such as Danny Brown, Girl Talk, and Freeway rocking the various stages in Philly, YG brought his My Krazy Life debut album to the main stage. Performing hits such as “My Hittas” and “Who Do You Love?,” the Compton rapper took time to tribute the currently jailed and hometown favorite Meek Mill, playing his “Dreams & Nightmares Intro” while holding a “Free Meek Mill” t-shirt. Pharrell Williams closed Day 2 in Philly, going through records off his latest album G I R L, plus chart-topping hits he’s given his platinum touch to ranging from Jay Z to Daft Punk.

Over in L.A., John Mayer, Steve Aoki, Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, SZA, and Chance the Rapper held down west coast concert-goers until Kanye West gave another exciting final performance. Just 24 hours after closing Day 1 in Philly, Yeezus brought his theatrics to the “City of Angels” as wife Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Kris Jenner watched on. Also spotted was Beyoncé and Jay Z, who were spotted having drinks, laughing, and dancing enjoying Kanye’s 80-minute set.

L.A. the people have spoken! No major incidents just GREAT music. 70k 2 days,” Jay Z posted in a rare tweet. “Philly 3x Made in America. In the heart of both cities! 90k” he continued. Check out photos and some full performance sets below.

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Kid Cudi suffered a minor health scare during his hour-long set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival last night. After jumping into the photo pit to interact with fans while performing “Pursuit of Happiness,” the Cleveland rapper unexpectedly lost consciousness and collapsed. He appeared to still be out of it while being carried away by security.

Fortunately, Cudi took to Twitter after the show to assure his fans he’s doing ok and put his scare down to not eating properly before performing. His next gig is at OutKast’s homecoming concert in Atlanta on September 27, so he’ll have plenty of time to recuperate.

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The 2014 Made In America Festival kicked off on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, and for the first-time, Downtown Los Angeles. Over in Cali, artists such as Kendrick Lamar and TDE, Hit-Boy with special guest Rich Boy, YG, and DJ Mustard rocked the pack crowd at Grand Park. Iggy Azalea, fresh off performing at the MTV VMAs last weekend, brought her hits such as “Fancy,” “Problem,” and “Black Widow” with a surprise appearance from Rita Ora.

Over in Philly at Benjamin Franklin Parkway, J. Cole had the crowd singing and rapping every song as he opened with the heartfelt tribute to Mike Brown in “Be Free,” closing with “Power Trip.” His Dreamville Records labelmate Bas, Big Daddy Kane, Chromeo, Baauer, and Steve Aoki also hit the stage before Kanye West closed the night off. Check out photos and some footage below.

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Kanye West closed Day 1 of this year’s Made In America Festival in Philadelphia on Saturday night. Bringing the theatrics of his “Yeezus” tour to Philly’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, West performed a 2-hour set of classics, trademark rants, and even a callout to Virgil Abloh when he wasn’t satisfied with lighting issues during the show. Kanye will head to Los Angeles next, where he will headline Day 2 of the festival at L.A.’s Grand Park.

Watch the full performance below.

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Curated by Jay Z, the third annual Made In America Festival returns to Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and a new location this year in Los Angeles’ Grand Park. The two-day festival kicks off on Saturday, with performances from Kanye West, J. Cole, Big Daddy Kane, Chromeo, Steve Aoki, and more in Philly, while Kendrick Lamar, Iggy Azalea, YG, Hit-Boy, Afrojack, Imagine Dragons, and more hit the various stages in Los Angeles.

UPDATE: The stream for Day Two is now live. L.A.’s lineup includes Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, Nipsey Hussle, DJ Mustard and SZA, while Philly will be treated to performances by Pharrell, YG, Danny Brown and more.

Sit back and watch all the action live below.

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Everyone is catching Shmoney Dance fever. Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s co-headlining summer tour pulled into PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on Tuesday night. For October’s Very Own, he was in the dancing mood, calling on New York’s new hottest rapper to the stage. GS9′s own Bobby Shmurda got the crowd going crazy, as he performed the song “Hot Ni**a.” Still catching the fever, Drake would later do the popular dance during various songs including “No New Friends.”

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards closed with a performance for the ages. Recipient of the 2014 MTV Video Vanguard Award, Beyoncé electrified The Forum in Los Angeles by performing her now platinum-selling self-titled visual album in its entirety. With husband Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy, and Kelly Rowland watching from their seats, Queen Bey showcased why she’s one of the best entertainers of our time, going through songs such as “Mine,” “Drunk In Love,” “Partition,” and of course, “Blue.”

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards returned to the west coast on Sunday night, for the first-time hosted at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The biggest stars in music, film, and television all made their way to Los Angeles for the 31st edition of the VMAs.

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