Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem & Snoop Dogg To Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show
This year’s Super Bowl halftime show will celebrate the musical universe of Dr. Dre. Today (September 30), it was confirmed that Super Bowl LVI’s entertainment will include a concert from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. According to TMZ, JAY-Z was instrumental in finalizing the talent. Pepsi will present the event. It will take place on February 13 at Inglewood, California’s SoFi Stadium. This is miles from the hometowns of Dre, Snoop, and Kendrick.
Notably, the lineup involves three separate Dre proteges. After co-founding Death Row Records, the Compton, California legend produced and developed Snoop Dogg during the early 1990s. At the end of that decade, having left to build Aftermath Entertainment, Dre mentored Eminem. More than a decade later, Andre Young signed fellow Hub City native Kendrick Lamar to Aftermath. Dre has also produced for Mary J. Blige.
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In 2021, Snoop Dogg released From Tha Streets To The Suites, featuring Tha Eastsidaz, Kokane, Mozzy, and Devin The Dude. Kendrick Lamar has made headlines from his announcement that he will be leaving Top Dawg Entertainment after his next album. Days later, Lamar appeared in his first song in more than a year, a potent verse on Baby Keem’s “family ties” video single. Mary J. Blige released a documentary, My Life, and dropped new music to coincide. Now 56 years old, Dre recovered from an early 2021 brain aneurysm. Today, Eminem teamed with Mozzy, Polo G, and Skyler Grey for “Last One Standing.”
The news also apparently squashes an early 2021 rift between Snoop and Em.
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#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads‘ What’s The Headline podcast episode examining Kendrick Lamar’s history with TDE: