Drake, Run-DMC Take Over Day 2 of ‘Made in America’ Festival

Drake and Run-DMC proved that rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd during day 2 of the “Made In America” festival in Philadelphia. Run-DMC made history by performing together for the first time in 10 years.

Hip-hop’s most coveted group hit the stage shortly before 6 p.m. and didn’t disappoint. With the same energy and boastful rhymes that gave them prominence in the 1980s, the group performed a slew of their hits which included “King of Rock,” “It’s Tricky,” “My Adidas,” and “It’s Like That.”

In honor of their fallen group member Jam Master Jay, Run-DMC allowed JMJ’s son to rock the crowd with their own solo set on the turntables. Run told the crowd that he and DMC decided to silence the group after the death of JMJ. Jay-Z and Beyonce were also in the crowd to witness the historic moment.

An hour afterwards, Drake entered the stage with a live band and DJ. The Young Money artist opened with the hits “Lord Knows,” “Underground Kings,” and “I’m On One.” Drake later told the crowd he didn’t release an album, but he still had a good summer thanks to the hit, “No Lie.”

2 Chainz eventually joined Drake on stage to perform the song and his first solo hit, “Getting It.”

French Montana was Drake’s second surprise guest and the two performed “Stay Schemin,” and “Pop That.”

Drake closed his set with “HFYR” and “Y.O.L.O.”

Pearl Jam closed the festival with a 25 song set that lasted two hours and Jay-Z made an encore appearance by performing “99 Problems” with the group.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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