Action Bronson, Big Sean and J Cole kill the Rocky Stage at Made In America Day 2


After an incredible first day at the Made In America festival that was closed out by none other than the Queen Bey, we were just getting warmed up for a day that easily takes the cake for shows I’ve been to this year. The Day 2 line up was just as insane as the first, and each performer left their heart on the stage as if they’d never be able to touch another one again.

Action Bronson brought Hip Hop fans to the Rocky Stage for a 30 minute set. Taking us through joints from his recent effort Mr. Wonderful, the crowd recited the lyrics to their favorite records before the Queens native hopped off stage to pass a blunt to an eager fan. Before closing out the show, Bronson performed his hit “Terry”. Check out the full video of his performance below.


Big Sean took over the stage taking the energy from 0-100 in a matter of seconds. Performing a myriad of hits from his debut album Finally Famous¬†and the more recent Dark Sky Paradise,¬†Big Sean took to the stage like a headliner would, despite not being a title act at the festival. As always, he dedicated his emotional “One Man Can Change The World” to his late grandmother, who he credits his success to. Appropriately, he closed the show with his breakup anthem “IDFWU” and undoubtedly made his exes jealous (looking at you Ariana) thanks to the ladies screaming over his chiseled abs. Take a peak at Big Sean’s Made In America performance below.
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Keeping the stage hot for The Weeknd, J. Cole was the last performer of the night before the headliner touched the stage. Performing a cool mix of his now platinum 2014 Forest Hills Drive album and older joints from The Warm Up and Friday Night Lights, Cole put on a show that explains how he managed to sell out a 57 date tour. Taking you through every possible emotion, he used the stage and his endless hits to tell stories that connected him to the audience as they recited every single word. Easily snatching the crown of “best in show”, J. Cole left with a few thousand new fans after that. Take a peak at J. Cole’s Made In America performance below.

There were too many amazing artists to mention, including the king of the trap Future, who proved that the Futurehive is a real thing, a killer set from Dreamville signees Bas, Cozz and Omen, and a sensual set from the evening’s headliner The Weeknd. Overall, Budweiser’s Made In America Festival was definitely one for the books and they have a big job ahead of them trying to top this for next year.


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