A five-member hip-hop supergroup will perform at the Super Bowl LVI halftime show next year.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will join forces for one of pop music’s hottest concerts when the NFL takes over SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on February 13, the organizers.
The halftime show will mark the first time the five luminaries – including three widely known as the kingpins of West Coast rap – have performed together, the NFL said. The high-powered lineup marks the third halftime show produced in part by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation firm, following last year’s performance by The Weeknd and a 2020 collaboration between Jennifer Lopez and Shakira.
In a statement, Dr Dre said, “The opportunity to play the Super Bowl halftime show, and doing it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career. “
“This is history,” said Jay-Z, who described Dre as “a musical visionary from Compton”, Snoop as “a Long Beach icon” and Lamar as “a young music pioneer” . He then called Eminem a “lyrical genius” and Blige a “timeless queen”.
The NFL and Pepsi, the show’s halftime sponsor, said they are also teaming up with Dre and veteran producer and record director Jimmy Iovine to help kick off the new magnetic high school the two men have. recently announced. Due to open in fall 2022 at Liemert Park as part of the Unified School District of LA, the No. 1 Regional School (as it is called) will seek to attract “kids who want to go out and create their own. business or go to work somewhere … like Marvel or Apple, “Iovine told The Times in June.
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.