PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Now that we’ve had a week to digest, let’s dig deeper into this year’s Made In America.
Rihanna returns and Coldplay comes back for a second helping of Philadelphia at Budweiser’s Made In America 2016. Those of course are your headliners for the Parkway party happening Labor Day Weekend – a steamy night with the “Kiss It Better” singer and a conscious uncoupling of the things you say about Coldplay and the way you dance to Coldplay after a day of indulging in Bud Light.
The elctro-dance vibes of Jamie xx, the gospel according to Chance The Rapper, and the dream team of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz’ ColleGrove complete the Jay Z-curated fest’s top line – but it’s the smaller font sets that will make this a worthy fifth edition of MIA.
Plan your bathroom breaks accordingly and make sure you see these five at Made In America 2016.
Dorothy released their debut album ROCKISDEAD this week, but they’ve been on the radar for the past two years. In the great tradition of Grace Potter and Brittany Howard, singer Dorothy Martin packs pounds of grit and grease into that room-shaking voice of hers. Get ready to hear her all the way in Queen Village as she fronts fuzzed-out rock that’s somewhere between a Southern barroom and the Black Keys garage. As part of Jay Z’s Roc Nation family, it’s the perfect coming out party for an aggressively impressive band.
Lil Uzi Vert
In a Hip Hop heavy lineup, Lil Uzi Vert is an underrated standout. From Philadelphia, the MC and singer made waves earlier this year with his latest mixtape Lil Uzi Vert Vs. The World. Sporting a cabinet of flows, Vert’s diverse rhyme portfolio puts him ahead of his peers. Hope he’s extra amped for the hometown showcase.
It’s astounding that Travi$ Scott’s name appears as far down as it does on this year’s Made In America announcement. The guy is straight electric, proven by his opening spot on Rihanna’s ANTI tour earlier this year. Charging into the crowd, rapping while stretched across seats, Scott converted a few casual fans into believers while warming up the room for RiRi. His set closed as his rapped himself right off the stage, only to jump up and take a victory run to the back. Let’s hope his depth perception is in check, and he’s just as ferocious come September.
Banks & Steelz
Banks & Steelz is RZA, the rap legend of Wu-Tang Clan and Paul Banks, the singer from early-00’s indie darling Interpol. We’ve only heard two samples of their upcoming collaborative album, but the early returns are awesome. Their debut Anything But Words will drop a week before their Parkway performance.
Car Seat Headrest
Will Toledo is Car Seat Headrest, the lo-fi phenom that has finally fulfilled bedroom recording promises with the outstanding Teens Of Denial earlier this year. After release a dozen albums online, people started to sit up and take notice after his label debut of literal, earnest pop in 2015. However it’s this latest batch that feature a bit more polish and ambition that have really taken him to another level. MIA doesn’t seem like his scene, but all the more reason to enjoy a slice of something different that weekend.
Click here to see the full lineup for Made In America 2016.