Viewers of the London Olympics witness Jay-Z's 'Made In America' ad

Viewers of the London Olympics witness Jay-Z's 'Made In America' ad

My earlier post was about LeBron James and now it is about his childhood idol, Jay-Z.

Jay Z serves as the narrator in a 'Made in America' commercial that was released by Budweiser and also aired in the London Olympics.

It was a great infomercial for the United States as the true melting pot. It was also a great promotional piece for Jay-Z himself, with him wearing the Brooklyn Nets hat as seen on the picture above.

At the end of the ‘Made in America’ commercial, we see Jay-Z in front of a huge American flag that goes a long way toward showing what a multi-faceted artist he is. All this after Jay-Z voiced his opinions in support of gay marriage that was met with applause from none other than Elton John who wanted to give the rap impresario a big hug.

Budweiser - Makers Of Tomorrow

Jay-Z is now 40-years-old and married to Beyoncé Knowles with a child too so it comes as no surprise that he would take some multi-layered roles in commercials like this. I have truly enjoyed all the albums that Jay-Z has released starting with Reasonable Doubt.

Everyday, I find myself listening to a Jay-Z track of some sort, whether it be one of his hottest ones like ‘99 Problems’ or ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ or his lesser known but still very excellent lyrical ones like ‘Regrets’ or ‘Politics as Usual.’ This ‘Made in America’ festival is definitely hot in the U.S., but I am getting back to watching the Olympic games. But it just goes to show Jay-Z's formidable appeal across cultures and borders that we no longer have to wait for the NBA Finals or the Super Bowl to catch a glimpse of his magic.