The GRAMMYs

Daft Punk performing “Stronger” with Kanye West at the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008
Photo: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

Daft Punk performing “Stronger” with Kanye West at the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008

Photo: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com

Jamie Foxx and Kanye West performing "Gold Digger" at the 48th GRAMMY Awards in 2006 
Photo: Michael Caulfield Archive/WireImage.com

Jamie Foxx and Kanye West performing "Gold Digger" at the 48th GRAMMY Awards in 2006 

Photo: Michael Caulfield Archive/WireImage.com

Who do you think voters will choose for Best Rap Performance for the 55th GRAMMYs? Vote

Who do you think voters will choose for Best Rap Performance for the 55th GRAMMYs? Vote

From Sept. 1–2 GRAMMY-winning hip-hop pioneer Jay-Z shut down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the first annual Made In America music festival. The lineup featured a mashup of artists spanning rock, pop, dance/electronica, and hip-hop, and the crowd was a reflection of that diversity. I was one of thousands of festivalgoers who braved the extreme heat and rain to see artists such as Gary Clark Jr., Mayback Music Group (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Janelle Monáe, and Pearl Jam, among others, take the stage for one of music’s biggest Labor Day events yet.
Full review.

From Sept. 1–2 GRAMMY-winning hip-hop pioneer Jay-Z shut down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia for the first annual Made In America music festival. The lineup featured a mashup of artists spanning rock, pop, dance/electronica, and hip-hop, and the crowd was a reflection of that diversity. I was one of thousands of festivalgoers who braved the extreme heat and rain to see artists such as Gary Clark Jr., Mayback Music Group (featuring Rick Ross, Wale and Meek Mill), Janelle Monáe, and Pearl Jam, among others, take the stage for one of music’s biggest Labor Day events yet.

Full review.