Philadelphia — Jay-z's entrance said it all: He bounced up and down on top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, mimicking Rocky before he took the stage in front of nearly 50,000. His song "Made In America" played in the background.
Jay-z, like Rocky Balboa, has a rags-to-riches American dream story, and the 42-year-old entertainer – who grew up in the Brooklyn projects and released his debut album in 1996 – shared some of that through songs in his 90-minute set Saturday night at the Budweiser Made In America festival.
He entered from the back of the stage after running down the steps to perform "Public Service Announcement." That was followed with the night's first cameo: a prerecorded video with President Barack Obama.
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