Kids are officially back to school and summer 2021 has come to an end. It felt like a short season overall but certainly an upgrade from the socially distant, pandemic-induced summer that everyone was maneuvering through in 2020. The best part was that things began to finally open up after nearly a year of no live music. Festival season picked back up for the vaccinated and plenty of artists were able to get back to the bag, once again.

Over the weekend, Jay-Z’s annual Made In America festival made a triumphant return in Philadelphia for its 2021 edition. It’s the first installment of the festival since 2019 and this year, they made sure to bring out all of the heavyweights. The Griselda family — Westside Gunn, Conway, and Benny The Butcher — touched the stage where they brought gritty production and bars to the main stage. Freddie Gibbs also touched the stage for one of the first festival appearances this year following his Grammy nomination.

Of course, Thugger came out in anticipation of Punk — his next studio album due out in October. Draped in an oversized pink jacket, he delivered a stellar performance of classics, fan favorites, and the latest single from his latest project.

Check out our gallery of flicks from this weekend’s Made In America festival 2021 including Freddie Gibbs, Lil Durk, Roddy Ricch, Young Thug, and more.

All photos by Tim Stype, @timstype

Roddy Ricch

Young Thug

Moneybagg Yo

Bobby Shmurda

Lil Durk


42 Dugg

Freddie Gibbs 


Baby Keem 

A$AP Ferg

Coi Leray