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Video: Pearl Jam & Jay-Z Perform ’99 Problems’

Jay-Z joined the Seattle rockers at the Made In America festival last weekend for a rock version of his signature hit.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud


Jay-Z joined Pearl Jam on stage for an encore at the end of the two-day Made in America Festival on Sunday, with a bizarrely rocking version of Jay's smash hit 99 Problems.

Watch below as Hova, after closing out the first night of the festival and bringing out Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music for a surprise set, joined the day two headliners after their 25-song performance for a rare run-through of his signature number with the Seattle rockers:

In the spirit of the times as well as the festival, during the song "Unemployable," PJ frontman Eddie Vedder took the time to tell the crowd the song was about a hard-working family man who did all the right things in life, but became the victim of job cuts, and that the so-called job creators are too busy creating jobs outside the United States.

"I want to see more things made in America" Vedder said, to deafening roars of approval. Fittingly, the band led into a searing cover of the Clash's Know Your Rights before closing the show with Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" – a staple closer for the band but no less poignant today than the day it was written.

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