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Jay-Z appeared in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earlier this morning to announce the two-day Budweiser “Made in America” festival, taking place in September.
While on the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum, Hov chopped it up with Billboard’s The Juice, explaining that he won’t be releasing new music anytime soon on account of his baby daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
“I thought I would be more inspired to have all these new feelings to talk about, but I really just want to hang out with my daughter,” said Jay. “I want to enjoy this time for what it is. I’m sure that bug to get back in the studio will come back at some point.”
He also spoke on his relationship with Anheuser Busch and why he decided to partner with the company for the “Made in America” festival. He wouldn’t reveal who is on the bill – it’s being announced on May 21st – but he said that he’s got roughly 70 percent of the lineup locked in.
“I had a relationship with Anheuser Busch going back to Bud Select [in 2006], and all those things came together and piqued my interest as another way to make an iPod playlist that’s gonna play for two days live,” he said, naming who he’s currently feeling in music at the moment. “I like all the new guys in the industry as far as rap. I discovered this new song – it’s not really new, but it’s a song that I love by Michael Kiwanuka. I really like what he’s doing. There’s a bunch I just can’t think of right now.”