Jay Z says EDM isn’t a fad, Skrillex gives Ron Howard DJ lessons in ‘Made In America’ documentary
Jay Z’s second annual Made In America festival took over Philadelphia this Labor Day Weekend with mega-stars of all genres sharing stages. Being released on Showtime comes the documentary from the festival’s first edition in 2012, which featured headliners from Run DMC to Skrillex. In the film, directed by Ron Howard goes behind the scenes with Skrillex and even gets some pointers on how to DJ. Moments later, Jay Z opens up to praise the dance music culture, comparing it to the trends of hip hop and putting its identity in its rightful place. Here’s what the hip hop legend and entrepreneurial tycoon had to say about EDM:
EDM, people are dismissing as a fad sort of like they did hip-hop, that I think is going to be a bit more sticky. I think it’s good music of the next generation, it’s their soundtrack, it’s their music they’re claiming as they own. They’ll buy hip hop and they’ll buy other music but they’re like “this music is ours.” Kid’s don’t want to listen to their dad’s music, they want to be on the cutting edge of something new, and I think this is something they can claim.