Made In America Fest 2015: 16 Acts Who Gave Us Life
September 8, 2015 - 1:36 pm
DAY 2 - Sunday, Sept. 6
7. Singer/scribe Halsey's cool demeanor brought the chill once she appeared on the Rocky stage. Performing cuts from her debut album Badlands, the Newark native breezed through her set list with highlight "New Americana."
8. As a member of the six-man rap crew World's Fair, Remy Banks held the Skater Stage down solo. Cooking up his standout tracks, the Queens native kicked off Day 2 on a high note, literally after someone in the crowd threw a blunt on stage.
9. If you have yet to see this Wondaland artist perform live, then you're missing out on the magic. From "Classic Man" to "Yoga," Jidenna had the crowd in a trance with quirky dance moves and his flirtatious gaze at the ladies in the audience. But one single that had the crowd hype was "Long Live The Chief." From the thumping bass to lyrics like "I don't want my best dressed day in a casket," the crowd was here for every word Jidenna uttered.
10. Action Bronson brought the LOLs to the serious heat in Philly. Debuting shiny four bars ("I learned to f*ck dancing reggae, I'm like the white Ray J"), Bronsolino also performed crowd favorites "Baby Blue" and "Beautiful Life."
11. Fabolous brought New York to Philly with a decade's worth of hits, including cameos from Freeway and Young Gunz. The Young OG is a seasoned performance pro so the results were nothing short of lit.
12. When your name is Zoe Kravitz, you can do what you want. Even at a festival where the performance schedule ran like clockwork, Lolawolf did what they wanted. Unfortunately for Post Malone, this meant running overtime and into his time slot. With her groovy vibes and flowy dance moves, Zoe lead the band into a captivating set that pleased her core fans and won over random passersby.
13. Future Hendrix nearly incited a riot when he hit the Liberty stage at Made In America. 2015. With DJ Esco providing the beats, the ATL duo brought the strip club to the streets of Philly—minus the naked chicks. Who ever thought it was not okay to put Future on the main stage was sadly mistaken. His energy and fanbase alone put the Rocky Stage rappers to shame. When the "Commas" beat drop, there wasn't a still body in sight.
14. Sean Don blessed the no-f*cks-giving crowd with his catalog of celebratory jams. Middle fingers and Budweiser cans were raised high when he closed with the anti-fuccboi anthem "IDFWU."
15. J. Cole has been on the run in honor of his 2014 Forest Hills Drive tour. While we sampled the show in full a month ago, the condensed MIA version was still la flame. Consider his incessant work ethic a reminder that it's Cole's world, we're just living in it.
16. Day 2 headliner The Weeknd bared his soul on-stage despite rocking all-black-everything. If you've been sleep on the XO crooner's live show, his Beauty Behind The Madness LP is best enjoyed in-person.