Super Bowl Halftime Show Electrifies With Old School Hip-Hop Hits

Super Bowl Halftime Show (Credit: YouTube/NFL)

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar paid an all-star tribute to hip-hop and R&B music Sunday at Super Bowl LVI, in one of the most-anticipated Halftime Show collaborations in years.

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg kicked off the show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, with a performance of “The Next Episode,” while standing on mobile stages that were made to look like replicas of houses and Los Angeles landmarks.

The two Southern California hip-hop icons also performed “California Love” by Tupac Shakur before surprise guest 50 Cent took the stage and belted out “In Da Club,” while hanging upside down from one. He then joined a group of dancers on the stage below with a scene that was made to look like a nightclub.

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Mary J. Blige next took the mic to sing “Family Affair” before powerfully belting out “No More Drama.” Decked out in all silver and white, Blige brought glamour and emotion to the show with “No More Drama” about leaving heartbreak behind.

Compton native Kendrick Lamar honored his hometown while performing “m.A.A.d city” and “Alright” by having a map of his city underneath his feet.

The cameras then panned to Detroit’s Eminem as he rapped part of “Forgot About Dre” before segueing into “Lose Yourself” with special guest Anderson .Paak on the drums.

After his performance, Eminem took a knee in solidarity with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who protested police brutality and racial inequality in America.

Dr. Dre closed out the show by sitting at a white piano and playing “Still D.R.E.” before all five music icons of the Halftime Show and their guest 50 Cent returned to the stage to take in the roar of the crowd.