Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed with ward Dre Eminem, queen of hip-hop R&B Mary J. Blige and rap star Kendrick Lamar.
This marked not only the first time hip-hop performers were the show’s lead performers during the break, but also gave Generation X a chance to see if their dance moves were still “up to the bomb” or they were “completely incapable of thinking” so.
And since the game took place at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, naturally, Snoop and Dre started it all with “The Next Episode” and tuned us into “California Love”.
Then came the surprise guest 50 Cent to perform his favorite birthday anthem “In Da Club”.
Then it was time for Blige to take the stage with his emotional hits “Family Affair” and “No More Drama”.
She was followed by Pulitizer Award winner Lamar, surrounded by dancers dressed in black and with “Dre Day” belts. A strong performance in strength and style reminiscent of Beyoncé’s song “Formation” during her appearance during the break in 2016.
Accompanied by a band with Anderson .Paak on drums, Eminem was next with “Lose Yourself,” which certainly made the crowd lose it. Eminem finished the song and knelt down, a gesture that became known to former NFL defender Colin Copernicus as an act of protest against police brutality and racial discrimination.
Then it was time to go back to Dr. Dre, who seemed to be filming the entire performance from the soundboard at the top of the set, which referred to the South Los Angeles area. Dre played on the piano a fragment of the song “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” in honor of former West Coast employee and rapper Tupac Shakur, who was shot dead at the age of 25 in 1996. He then reminded viewers that he “still got a love of the streets” with some bars from “Still DRE” featuring Snoop Dogg.
And … so you show the young heads that the old heads are still gone!
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