Several generations of hip-hop talent are taking the stage for the Super Bowl LVI halftime show.
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and Kendrick Lamar will be the headlining act at the NFL's big game, taking place Feb. 13, 2022 at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. Pepsi is sponsoring the show, which will be co-produced by Jay-Z's Roc Nation.
“This is history in the making,” Jay-Z declared in the official announcement on Thursday (Sept. 30).
Well-known as two of the driving forces behind the rise of West Coast hip-hop in the early '90s, Dre (who says the performance "will introduce the next saga of my career") and Snoop will team up nearly 30 years after first doing so on Dre's solo debut The Chronic. Dre later signed both Eminem and Lamar to his Aftermath label, where each have earned acclaim as the greatest emcees of their generation. (In Lamar's case, that idea was backed up with no less than a Pulitzer Prize for Music - the only rapper to receive one thus far.) As for Blige, she too is one of hip-hop/R&B's most enduring and powerful voices, who most recently celebrated the release of her sophomore album, 1994's My Life, with a reissue and documentary.