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Made in America lineup is a vivid look at rap's competing interests
Made in America lineup is a vivid look at rap's competing interests

When it was first announced, the lineup for this weekend's Made in America festival in downtown L.A. seemed an unfocused commercial mix-and-match of mass-market rock, electronic dance and hip-hop. On second and third glances, it mostly is, at least at the top of the bill. The first West Coast installment of a music gathering born in Philadelphia two years ago, the two-day, multi-stage concert feels like a stab at pleasing all of the people all of the time, filled with acts who are regulars on the festival circuit, many of whom have gigged in L.A. a few times already this year. It is co-presented by two big brands, Budweiser and LiveNation, and as a result feels as much a branding...

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