Will this year’s halftime show live up to expectations?
This year’s Superbowl will take place at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 13 of next year. Along with the biggest football game of the year comes one of music’s biggest events: the Halftime Show. Music legends such as Prince, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson have taken to the football turf to deliver iconic performances.
This year, some of Hip Hop’s finest will come together as a collective to try and match this feat. Platinum recording artists Dr. Dre, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will perform in the Halftime Show. Each of these artists has the caliber to make big headlines, spurting the question as to how these artists will pull off a show as a collective.
With this lineup, it seems like a recipe for success. With the setting, the fans and the music, this halftime can go down as one of the greatest performances of all time.
To many, the biggest name in this all-star cast is rapper Kendrick Lamar. He is considered one of the greatest artists of all time, with good reason. Albums like good kid, M. A. A. D City and To Pimp a Butterfly have redefined hip hop and have had a social impact that no other bodies of music can compare. Compton’s very own, this performance will be like a homecoming to him. Collaborations with rapper Baby Keem on his recent album, The Melodic Blue, and a confirmed album from Lamar on the way, fans are ecstatic to see what Kendrick Lamar will bring to the biggest show of the year.
Continuing with west coast royalty, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will also take the stage. Dre and Snoop are no strangers to each other, being longtime friends and collaborators. Hit songs such as Still Dre and Nuthin But a “G” Thang have defined the legacy of these rap icons. As a rapper and producer, Dr. Dre was essentially the one who assembled this talented lineup to accompany him onstage.
Alongside Lamar and Snoop Dogg, Dre also recruited the iconic Eminem. With hits such as Stan and The Real Slim Shady, Eminem has become a top 20 selling artist of all time. Having been under the wing of Dre for the beginning of his career, Slim Shady is no stranger to the big stages. New York’s very own, Mary J. Blige, also stands her own ground. Nine-time Grammy winner Blige looks to bring in her unique style to the SoFi stadium.
With all of these artists taking the stage, fans wonder just how this performance will work. If one artist shines, the others will be overshadowed, forgotten in the long line of performers. Will the performance go down in the history books, or will it just be a hit in the nostalgia act? These artists have the potential to pull off a star-striking performance, but any small detail can either make or break this year’s halftime show.