Stars in the stadium


Ren Lloyd

This year’s Super Bowl will unquestionably make the headlines. Not only will viewers see the Bengals and the Rams fight to bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy, but viewers can expect to see a quintet of hip hop legends. Eminem, Dr.Dre, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, and Snoop Dogg will perform in the Super Bowl halftime show this February.

Ren Lloyd, Reporter

People can look forward to the Super Bowl Halftime lineup this February. For those who do not pay much attention to sports, this year’s halftime entertainment will create a perfect excuse to watch the Super Bowl. These performers include classic hip-hop legends with rappers Eminem and Snoop Dogg headlining the night.

This year the NFL will host the Superbowl at SoFi stadium in Inglewood, California, hence the three popular West Coast artists in the halftime show lineup. On January 20, 2022, the NFL Twitter account posted the official Superbowl LVI Halftime Show trailer. The trailer features the lineup performers Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Snoop Dogg receiving texts on their phones and eventually gathering together to walk toward the SoFi stadium. 

Early in the 2021 NFL season, Eminem posted that 2022’s Superbowl might take the title of the most hip-hop-oriented halftime show in history. Combined, the artists in the lineup received a total of 44 Grammy awards. One could exaggerate that this superstar-filled lineup will go down in history as the best halftime show to date. 

“I’m extremely excited to share the stage with my friends for the #PepsiHalftime Show. This will introduce the next saga of my career. Bigger and Better than Ever!!!,” Dr. Dre said

Better known as the Queen of R&B and hip-hop, Mary J. Blige definitely deserves her spot on the stage along with the other male hip-Hop legends. She started performing when she was only 18 and worked her way up to the top of the charts. Since Eminem became a member of the hip-hop group D-12, he gained nothing but success. The Detroit native sold 277 million units deeming him the number one selling hip-hop rapper of all time. Snoop Dogg’s fame dates back to 1992 when he grew popular from hits such as “Dre Day” and “Nothin But a G Thang”. Among his multitude of awards and nominations, MTV Europe nominated him for Best hip-hop artist in 2000. California rapper and hip-hop producer, Dr. Dre gained his popularity in the hip-Hop industry for creating the N.W., a rap group, and co-founding Death Row Records. This popular West Coast record label pushed both gangster rap and hip-hop as well as Dr. Dre himself to the top of the charts. Lastly, Kendrick Lamar, a more modern artist compared to the other four, began his journey to stardom in 2010. Lamar influenced the hip-hop genre by combining poetic lyricism, hip-hop beats, and jazzy riffs. 

“I’m really excited but surprised at the same time. All of the artists they choose are great and I’m really looking forward to seeing how they all come together for this performance,” magnet junior Annisha Brown said. 

With the combined five artists that will perform this February, people should definitely mark this Super Bowl on their calendars. Each of these artists will bring their own style to the table to create a show-stopping performance. Audiences can look forward to enjoying the Superbowl LVI on February 13 at 6:30 Eastern Time.