Jay-Z Puts Music On Hold For Daughter Blue Ivy
While in Philly, Hov sat down for an interview with Billboard’s The Juice, and said that he was putting any new music projects on hold so that he could focus on his daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I just really want to hang out with my daughter,” Jay-Z told Juice on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. “I want to enjoy this time for what it is. I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come at some point.”
Meanwhile, Jay is also busy booking acts for the Made In America festival, happening September 1 and 2 Philly’s Ben Franklin Parkway. The festival will feature 28 different acts covering Hip-Hop, Latin, R&B, Rock, and Dance genres.
The line-up for the festival will be announced on Monday (May 21) and tickets will go sale Wednesday (May 23). An exclusive pre-sale will be held May 22 on Budweiser’s Facebook page. Hov gave absolutely no hints on who would be performing. All he revealed was that 70% of the acts were already confirmed.
“You know me. I love the show of it.” the rapper told Billboard. “I will reveal them in time, and we’ll do some silly things that no one understands and they’ll figure it out.”
While he wouldn’t reveal specifics, Hov was asked in the interview which new music acts he enjoyed these days. He said he’s a huge fan of Michael Kiwanuka.
In the months leading up to Made In America, Budweiser will sponsor a Made In… concert tour, such as Made In Miami and Made In Chicago, featuring performers who hail from whichever city the concert is taking place in that particular evening. The concert series is supposed to be Budweiser’s new take on Supafest, which was also a concert series sponsored by Budweiser. It debuted in the 70s, and featured artists such as Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Michael Jackson. In more recent years, it has featured artists such as Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Anthony Hamilton.