In today’s world there’s buzz. The kind that will catch the eye of a few people in the know. Then, there’s buzz-buzz. The kind that make it onto the internet and grow legs longer than the fabulous Heidi Klum. Such is the case with Jay-Z’s upcoming “Made in America” festival.
The festival in and of itself created buzz. I mean, there’s nothing quite like the world-dominating king of rap hamming up with our own Mayor Michael Nutter. Then, the lineup was announcing and that was certainly buzz-worthy. With names like Pearl Jam, Janelle Monae, D’Angelo, and of course Jay-Z it was all anyone was talking about. Then, the rest of the lineup was released and the addition of names like Gary Clark Jr., Chris Cornell, Drake and the return of Run DMC. Again…total buzz. But, now…NOW is the real buzz-worthy moment.
With less than a month until the concert weekend, everyone is buzzing about a possible Rockumentary about the whole event. And, since the rest of the event has been a parade of the who’s who, this documentary is no exception. Rumor has it that none other than Ron Howard will be directing the film along side the producers that include Academy Award-winner Brian Grazer, former record label exec Steve Stoute, and, of course, Jay-Z.
Now that’s buzz.
The film will reportedly document how Jay-Z is putting the event together. His relevance in the music industry and staying power despite the uncharacteristically long career are the inspiration behind the film.
“Jay stayed the king for a very long time … I can’t even begin to explain how he is capable of remaining relevant. He is a phenom, like a musical Michael Jordan,” says Grazer.
Let’s just hope Jay doesn’t take up golf. That never works out for anyone. (Talking to you, Phelps.)