Sunday night’s Super Bowl featured an outstanding halftime show, at least for 90s kids and old-school hip hop fans. This year, the show featured some of the prominent figures of old-school hip hop. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and 50 cent all took turns as they performed some of their famous hits.
The opening act was Dr. Dre. The American rapper and producer emerged from the floor, behind a desk, as “The Next Episode” started playing and Snoop Dogg joined the performance.
The act was followed by a surprise performance by 50 Cent, who sang one of his most famous hits “In Da Club”. Wait did we mention that he was hanging from the ceiling!
The queen of Hip hop soul Mary J. Blige was next. She performed her #1 hit “Family Affair” and “No More Drama”.
After Mary J. Blige, it was Kendrick Lamar’s turn. The rapper was surrounded by dancers dressed in black. They all emerged from boxes saying “Dre Day” as Kendrick put on a powerful performance of “M.A.A.D City” and “Alright”.
Lamar’s act was followed by Eminem. Eminem started his act with bars from “Forgot about Dre” followed by “Lose Yourself”. As the song ended, Eminem took a knee, the gesture that was started by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest against racial discrimination and police brutality.
Dr. Dre and Snoop ended the halftime show with “Still D.R.E.”.One thing’s for sure, we can all agree with LeBron James that this was “the greatest half-time show I’ve ever seen”.