Contact Us

Pearl Jam, Jay-Z Perform ’99 Problems’ at Made In America Festival

Pearl Jam Jay-Z
Samir Hussein / Daniel Boczarski. Getty Images

Rock bands don’t get much bigger than Pearl Jam, but during their headlining set at Philadelphia’s Made In America Festival on Sunday (Sept. 2), the group added even more star power to their set, teaming with rapper Jay-Z for an encore performance of ’99 Problems.’

Wearing a Brooklyn Nets cap — fitting, since he’s part owner of the basketball team — Jay-Z rocked the mic on his 2004 hit about racial profiling as the band played behind him. After Jay-Z — who spearheaded the festival and headlined the first night — left the stage, Pearl Jam launched into a cover of Neil Young‘s ‘Rockin’ in the Free World,’ a longtime favorite of theirs.

The Made In America Festival brought together indie, hip-hop, soul and electronic artists, including Passion Pit, Dirty Projectors, Skrillex, Jill Scott and D’Angelo. Hip-hop legends Run-DMC performed for the first time in more than a decade, with Jam Master Jay’s sons filling in for the DJ, who was killed in 2002.

The audio quality in the video below isn’t the best, but you can feel the energy coming from the stage.

Watch Pearl Jam and Jay-Z Perform ’99 Problems’

Subscribe to KATS: THE Rock Station on


Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.