17 Sep Made In America – Tha Fly Nation
Following rumors and even one city councilman attempting to halt the process, Mr. Shawn Carter himself and Los Angeles Eric Garcetti officially announced in April that Made In America would make its way west Labor Day weekend. Running congruently with the east coast leg in Philadelphia, MIA LA didn’t reach the heights of its bi-coastal brother for several reasons. Outside of a strange city hall festival layout, an unfulfilling artist line-up felt lacked much inspiration despite heavyweight names. Despite issues, Made in America LA represents exactly the growth Downtown LA has needed since The Staples Center and L.A. Live came into existence almost decades ago.