Jay-Z's Budweiser "Made In America" Press Conference Full Stream

UPDATE: Jay-Z is set to headline a two-day festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this summer.

When Jay-Z has planned announcements in the past, momentous occasions such as squashing his beef with Nas have occurred.

So it is with baited breath that Hip Hop await his next one, scheduled to take place at 10:30 AM on Monday (May 14).

According to Roc Nation, Hov will join Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter atop Philadelphia's Art Museum steps to make a "Major Announcement."

No further details have been released, though the Philadelphia Daily News' speculation that Jay would reveal that he was performing with The Roots during the July 4 Wawa Welcome America! Festival concert was apparently repudiated. The two acts collaborated on stage for Jay-Z's MTV Unplugged 2.0 performance in 2001.

[May 12]

UPDATE: A stream of the press conference that took place this morning has been released (via RapDose).

RELATED: Jay-Z Working With Jahlil Beats On New Music

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130 Comments

  • Anonymous

    N A S = G O A T!

  • Fuck Marcy

    Gay-Z forgot how to rap a long time ago

  • DAMN LIL MAMA

    FREEWAY WHAT YOU DOIN UP THERE? HE GAVE YOU A SHOUT OUT, THATS IT NOW G'DAFUK OUTDA PIC

  • YA'LL THE 99

    WHEN IT COMES TO HATERS, HOW CAN YA HATE ON SO MUCH SUCCESS

  • Anonymous

    I meant to say 2Pac knew Jay z was gay back in the day.

  • Old School Hip Hop 4 Life

    Murder my friends,built a new posse/ We take shots paparazzi/ We gonna fly now..nigga like Rocky/ You gotta a lotta nerve to play me/ Another gay rapper..Bustin caps at Jay z..and still avoid capture/ While ya'll caught up in the rapture/ Still after me I'm in Jamaica sippin' daqueries..No doubt. Tupac was very much ahead of his time. He knew Jay z was guy back in 96, and it comes to light on May 15,2012... That's what you a prophet! RIP 2Pac The name of the song is ALL OUT!

  • Anonymous

    Ur fake profit is a phony! In the words of Tupac". Fuck Jayz!

  • camel

    yo i hear Jay-z is completely hollow apart from an evil mouse that climbs around inside him controlling his every move, his next wicked plan is a joint album with Donald Trump: Camel Face and Trumpy D present 'illuminati ate your breakfast. the album'

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  • Meech

    lol why they shit on free at the end ? my nigga couldn't even get in the pic

    • JAY DIRTY 4 THAT...

      YO, SON LOOK MAD SALTY LOLOLO.... FREE MY MAN,BUT THAT SHIT LOOK MAD FUNNY WIT HIS ARMS CROSSED LOL....

    • GodLike

      Cuz Free had that young unc colored tee on. When are dudes gonna realize, sometimes you have to dapper up at least a little bit. You're doing business homie, dress for success.

  • The_Observer

    he's going to announce he's doing a joint album with Nas or with Eminem

  • Anonymous

    good to see Jay and Freeway on good terms...

  • dazeone

    We had a "goode igga, a street igga, and yes the nutt igga" ...city is going broke and he brings Gay Z to the city for a 2 day festival to get the paper ...they gonna have to pay the cops the profit for the OT....not to mention disrespecting the whole State Prop...ef him he lost me after life and times 3 yall support this sell out I'm riding with Beans ...he better get that security up...PA all Day Murda capital...

  • Anonymous

    Why is there so much age discrimination in hip hop. If anything, older rappers tend to have more substance in their lyrics. It provides a good balance in hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    Why are hip hop fans the only ones that disrespect the older cats and then want them to retire, what about a lasting legacy. Its important for Jay to keep going for the sake of the culture. People need to realise that its not just a young man's sport. This is why hip hop has always been ridiculed and not taken seriously as an art form. As soon as you hit 30 unappreciative and ungrateful fans want you to retire. BULLSHIT!!!

  • Anonymous

    Jay z support Obama's same sex marriage comments.....real talk!

  • matt

    Concert starts around 2:00 in the afternoon. There are (2) outdoor IMAX "drive-in movie" theaters playing 2 true stories around sunset... "Limelight" w/ Jay Z, 50 Cent, & Moby.... movie #2: "Party Monster" with Wilson Cruiz, Macauly Caulkin from "Home Alone", & Seth Green from "Austin Powers. Event Info: www.LaserLightShow.ORG

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  • Anonymous

    he's making a joint album with skrillex. the dubstep movement is in full effect.

  • Anonymous

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  • Swag

    Top 10 rappers of my shit list: 1 - Kanye West 2 - 2Pac (Ain't Got No Love For Dead Niggas) 2 - Jay-Z 3 - 50 Cent 4 - Snoop Dogg 5 - Eminem 6 - Dr. Dre 7 - Ice Cube 8 - LL Cool J 9 - Rakim 10 - KRS-One

  • Jacc

    He is about to reveal the horrifying truth about his affiliation with the illuminati.

  • Hip Hop Fan

    I hope he uses his celebrity to make up with Beans and somehow talk to the youth to reduce the crime that is plaguing Philly. It better not be some stupid Hip Hop nonsense about signing someone or about a release date like MMG did because Jay is too good for those stunts now. Talk to the youth Jay.

  • Anonymous

    Where's Memphis Bleek?

  • Anonymous

    It's time for him to put the mic the fuck down and let the youngstas have it. ^ y'all can't even hold down a comment section, they have to delete postings and older heads have to come through and check y'all for spouting off with the misinformation. You really think if Jay retires then y'all youngbloods have a chance to do it like Jay? LOL Ain't even enough jobs out there for all of you graduating from school! Hey peons, go tell Donald Trump to retire so YOU can be the next real estate mogul and make a new Atlantic City! Tell Warren Buffet to retire so you can be the next hedge fund king! Tell Bill Gates to step aside so you can make the new worldwide operating software! But NO, "retire Jay, so I can have an OLDER record label executive tell me what to do and sign a slave deal so I can screw STD infested road groupies, wear 8 carat gold chains and sell to a consumer base that downloads my hard work for free. It's our time." ROFLMAO

    • Shone Jones`

      Truth. The last time Jay retired, the youngsters had the ball and fumbled near the goal line.

    • Anonymous

      N A S = G O A T

    • Burmy

      And I thought Democrats believed business was evil... OCCUPY ROC NATION

    • Anonymous

      best comment ever

    • Anonymous

      STANDING OVATE!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      P R E A C H To these cats born in the 90's thinking that they know hip hop. If it wasn't for jay Z your favorite "hot right now" rapper wouldn't have a blue print (pun intended) to have a long successful carer. If it wasn't for Russel Simmons no one would have even see the game beyond lyrics. Talk to me when your favorite rapper still has a carer after three albums. Or will you say your favorite rapper is old and move on to the next "hot right now rapper".

    • timm

      LOL comment of the year, well played.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe he's gonna tell everybody where Memphis Bleek is.

  • Anonymous

    The best cat outside of Nas. Hov is the truth, he needs to get back on that "Reasonable Doubt" shit, though.

  • Immortal On My Grind

    this nigga in the P just to say he's retiring. And he is also gay. Come outta the closet you faggot.

    • Anonymous

      how is he a dumbass for not believing in something he see's not legitimate proof or shred of evidence of?get off the internet faggot

    • Jacc

      No, he is doing some petty shit like this just to expose the horrible truth about his affiliation with the Illuminati.

  • anon

    illuminati, illuminati, illuminati, I'm a dumbass who believes in the illuminati.

  • tumi

    I feel all the hate that Jay, Nas & Em get is unwarranted. 1. jay- criticised for selling out, not having released anything monumental since The Black Album, it is said that he's member of the Illuminati and all that other crap. 2. nas- it is said that he's beats are wack, he released nastradamus (forgetting that Project Windows which IMO is a Top 5 Nas song, is in the album), marrying Kelis. 3. em- criticized for being white, selling records by bucketloads, de funny 1 Recovery beats (1st they said with Dre's beats he was comfortable and needed to get out of his comfort zone, which he did but he was still hated on any way) We should be grateful that we have these 3 artists. we all know that they are 3 of the most important rappers in history and still carry the burden of expectations whenever they drop an album.

  • Darius

    You guys sound dumb as fuck. Why the fuck would he retire if he's still relevant? He's making history by still being a successful rapper at his age and you dumbasses are failing to realize that. Jay-Z has never been the most popular rapper, he's been the most consistent. That's why he's still around. DMX, Nelly, 50 Cent, etc. have all been more popular...and look where they're at compared to Hov now. Since you guys want to bitch about him being old you should tell Birdman, Ice Cube, KRS-One, Diddy, etc. the same shit. Dr. Dre is like 46 and you assholes are still waiting on Detox. Give me a fucking break.

    • Anonymous

      @Been Balling Like A Muthafucka: That's the problem with you little bitch niggas. You want shit handed to you @ "let the youngstas have it." Nah nigga... you want something... then break through the fucking door. Like DMX said when he came in... "You other rap cats WILL give a nigga room!" He didn't cry "put down the mic so someone else could have a turn." That's what the fuck is wrong with you dudes now!

    • Anonymous

      Look at any other genre and after 40 they still put in work. Aerosmith, Kiss, Jon Bon Jovi. Hip Hop we only have Jay. I was always down with Jay because he saw where he could take it. If it wasn't for Jay and Russel most of the deals (sponsorships etc.)that your "hot right now rapper" has is because they had the smarts to be business men and not the next hot rapper or lyricist. If you were born in the 70's you saw hip grow and these YMCMB cats still want to hate on the ROC and G.O.O.D keep hating we keep pushing the boundaries in music and the business(es) surrounding it.

    • ItsTheTruth

      Kendrick Lamar Slaughterhouse Big Krit J Cole Ab-Soul

    • Anonymous

      Jon Connor

    • Informed hip hop fan

      The youngstas arent good enough to take it from Jay. Name 5 good up and coming rappers... 1. Kendrick 2. Cole 3. Jay electronica 4......? 5......?

    • Been Balling Like A Muthafucka

      break yourself then bitch. This nigga is 167 years old and still rapping. It's time for him to put the mic the fuck down and let the youngstas have it.

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  • Anonymous

    please retire nigga

  • Stage

    He finally signed Drake to Roc Nation...

  • Anonymous

    probably he will come out of the closet. this poprapper

  • Anonymous

    lol watch it be his retirement

  • DR_Jam

    I don't like when people act like attention-grabbing whores who make announcements for announcements themselves.

  • dockevoc

    He's made up with Beans and is gonna work with him and Face on Mack/Brad...Kanye will be providing several beats

    • Ayo Kato R.I.P. My Nigga

      Why would he make such a big deal of this then? If he's got an album coming out, he's not going to tell people like this.

    • Ali

      I'm thinking along these same lines. Why else make the anouncement in Beans' city... and Face already said he want to work with Beans and Jay on an album. If this is the case, it'll only be right to have Nas on the album too.

  • ItsTheTruth

    This dude is bringing along with him the Philadelphia mayor? Hopefully this is not hip-hop related. Hip-Hop does not need stupid ass press conferences and public announcements with mayors. If your gonna discuss album titles, tracklist, features, signings, etc...Tweet that shit. Jay a business man so this should be business related.

    • CS

      Yeah that makes the most sense ... Maybe something for the city. New Condo's, restaurant or something.

  • Anonymous

    fingers crossed for Blueprint 4

  • S.Atan

    he's gonna say he sold his soul to me

  • Hova

    HahA....You bloggas cant hold the spectacles down/even when I frown Im still holding the CROWN/Jigga man this Jigga man that, I bet they hold they balls when the Jigga man rap/Watch the throne youngin/Bout to be multiple prince sonins'. HOLLA! HOVITO BABY!

  • New Album

    Jay-Z - Made In America, Q4 2012

  • todd gack

    "Its not that he wont put it down, Its that no youngstas are good enough to take it." ---> TRUE

  • Woyoywoyoy

    nigga is 79 years old and still rapping... C'mon Jay, put the mic down and let the youngstas have it.

    • Hip Hop Fan

      I don't get why everyone rags on Jay for his age. What about Ross, 50, Nas, Snoop, Jadakiss, 2Chainz,Dr.Dre and Birdman. All those rappers are 35 years or older and nobody tells them to retire. In rock and roll artists keep going into their 50's-60's and nobody says anything to them. Hmm

    • Woyoywoyoy

      face it y'all. Dude can't rap anymore, it's time for him to retire.

    • Anonymous

      "And for all you other cats takin' shots at Jigga, you only get half a bar: Fuck y'all n*ggas." Jay - 1, Hating cocksuckers - 0

    • STAN

      "Lil Wayne, Drake and T.I.are all better than him at this point." If they all three got together and wrote one 16 they couldn't out rap Jay. And if these so called old guys put the mic down rap would suck twice the amount of nuts it sucks now

    • Stop With All the East Coast Hate

      Jay Z is no longer the best rapper nor the top selling rapper. That's cool though, because he is still in the game. Lil Wayne, Drake and T.I.are all better than him at this point.

    • Anonymous

      lol @ 70 y/o. heckler ass nigga. no one takes you seriously brah brah

    • Anonymous

      Its not that he wont put it down, Its that no youngstas are good enough to take it.

  • 1love

    REASONABLE DOUBT 2....FINALLY!!! WOO!!!

  • Anonymous

    hopefully he signs that new cat kanye west.

  • Anonymous

    its a business move.

  • mario

    meek mill signing to roc nation

    • Anonymous

      yes, he got the mayor philadelphia for announcing the signing of meek mill and also meek's breach of contract. foh

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully its a business move or he's announcing his retirement. Dude needs to stop ruining his legacy and realize he needs to step away from hip hop. He had a great run but I don't see him making another classic or anything above decent.

    • Hip Hop Fan

      Ruining his legacy? Dude is still selling millions of records and is still relevant in media and music so it would make no sense.

  • New Shyt By Jay Coming Soon

    This nigga in the P to talk about some new album coming out

  • zachariah

    Sorry, but why would he announce a new album in Philly? Wake up people, it's likely a business venture.

  • gabegaloshes

    Curt McGirt, that's hilarious.

  • JC

    Fundraiser in Philly for Obama?

  • DAA

    Jay-z has a new album coming out in july. Bam I ruined the surprise for all of you

  • Beans

    stay out my snadboxx camellip nigga. Beans runs dis ish with the unit. please J, i gotta eat and i'm tired of eating of lunchtrucks then taking it and eating in another truck.

  • Curt McGirt

    Jay-z will announce that he now owns Philadelphia and will hire Beans (part time) for street cleaning. His pay will consist of dollar hoagies and Tahitian Treat sodas.

  • Zeal

    It better be a new album or big roc nation signee and not some irrelevant performance announcement.

  • Anonymous

    he owns the sixers now

  • Sir karon

    He signing beanie sigel to roc nation..

  • Sir karon

    Hova lol @jersey you lame.

  • Jersey birth me

    Philadelphia is the same city that brought us shittyass meek mill hov make the announcement else where! Philly niggas go eat cheese steaks or something.

    • badlands all day

      fuck u jersey backwood faggot! NP all day! BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTT! badlands nigga! put up or shut up! 1

    • DtownButkows

      utter nonsense that Meek Mill is listed before other Philly cats

  • Anonymous

    rex? where you at? your boy jay got an announcement one last album then off to be a dad

  • fernandoP

    Pshf sigels moms a c.o. nobody afraid of rats like ross

  • Dan

    if Jay-Z does come here to Philly, I wonder if he's gonna be "cautious" of Sigel's presence.

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