Last Lap: Drake and Run D.M.C. Join Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival

by (@zaragolden)

JAY-Z’S MADE IN AMERICA FESTIVAL GETS A FULL BILL
The line-up includes everyone from D’Angelo to Skrillex, Run D.M.C. to Drake, and the Dirty Projectors to Odd Future — not too shabby. But only two of the three so-called three kings? Let’s hope Dre‘s making like Azealia and keeping on lock-down until Detox is done. Bonus: “3 Kings” gets a video! [MadeInAmerica]

PAUL MCCARTNEY, ARCTIC MONKEYS AND DIZZEE RASCAL EACH MADE ONE POUND PERFORMING AT THE OPENING CEREMONY
That’s $1.57 in U.S. dollars. But pocket change! [NME]

PAUL WALL DESIGNED RYAN LOCHTE’S OLYMPICS GRILL
The rapper-cum-jeweler gussied up the swimmer’s winning smile with a $25,000 custom red, white and blue diamond-encrusted American flag grill. [RapFix]

TAYLOR SWIFT CAN’T QUIT THE KENNEDYS
America’s sweetheart seems to be getting all lovey-dovey with Conor Kennedy, the 18-year-old grandson of the late Robert F. This relationship has potential to bear her biggest heartbreak yet. [PopDust]