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Over the weekend, Showtime aired a new documentary directed by Ron Howard spotlighting Jay Z and the inaugural Made In America Festival. Above, you can watch it in full, which in addition to interviews and perfomances with Hov, also features Run-DMC, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, Skrillex, Tyler, The Creator, and Pearl Jam.
Plus, there's the ultimate "Mama, I made it!" moment when Jay looks out his old apartment window at the Barclays Center in his hometown of Brooklyn. Top that, everybody else.
Just when you thought there was nothing else cool as hell Jay-Z could do here he is again. This time Jay-Z teamed up with Oscar-winning filmmakers Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to create this dope documentary about the ‘Made In America’ festival. The film is going to feature performances and interviews with everyone from D’Angelo to The Hives to Janelle Monáe to Gary Clark Jr. to Odd Future to Passion Pit to Rita Ora to Pearl Jam to Run-D.M.C. to Santigold to Jill Scott to Kanye West. And if all those names didn't make it a big enough deal for you, the documentary is going to be airing on Showtime October11th.
From the vast names that are said to be involved this looks like it's going to be a pretty dope documentary that is very much so going to be worth a watch or two.
"Since you were so good to me, Philly, I'm going to be good to you tonight, Philly" - Jigga
Performing at the base of the famed 'Rocky Balboa' steps of the Philidelphia Musuem of Art, Jay Z lives the life only America has to offer. Owning sports teams, record labels, marrying the female counterpart that could only compare to his success, Beyonce, the new father opened with a public service announce provided by the President Obama's pre-recorded cameo reminding today's youth to vote. The Budweiser Made in America even was hosted by Jay Z with appearances from Kanye West, Maybach Music members, A$AP Rocky, Pearl Jam, and Drake, just to name a few.
Closing his 90 minute set filled with fan favorites such as "99 Problems" and "Big Pimpin'", Jay Z ended with Ninjas In Paris.
The festival events are currently being filmed by Ron Howard for his latest documentary exploring the American dream in the eyes of Jay Z, coming from the Brooklyn projects to Rap monarch. The proceeds of the documentary will support the United Way.
Though the dream is Made in America, the ninjas will always be in Paris.