With the Super Bowl being only four months away, 2022’s halftime performers were announced on Thursday.
On Thursday, the NFL, Pepsi, and Roc Nation announced that rap legends Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar would be featured during the halftime performance.
These artists combined have 43 Grammys and with such accolades, many expect the performance to be epic.
“Artists like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were at the forefront of the West Coast hip hop revolution, so to be able to bring them back to LA, where it all began alongside Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will prove to be an epic, unforgettable celebration of the impact hip hop has today,” said Todd Kaplan, VP of Pepsi’s Marketing.
In 2019 the NFL entered a partnership with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, 2022 marks their third year of collaboration and seemingly their most star-studded performance yet.
“On February 13, 2022, at the Super Bowl Dr. Dre, a musical visionary from Compton; Snoop Dogg, an icon from Long Beach; and Kendrick Lamar, a young musical pioneer in his own right, also from Compton; will take center field for a performance of a lifetime. They will be joined by the lyrical genius, Eminem; and the timeless Queen, Mary J. Blige … This is history in the making,” said Jay-Z.
“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” said Dr. Dre in a statement. “I’m grateful to JAY-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”
As part of their collaboration, Pepsi and the NFL will also join forces to launch a magnet high school in South Los Angeles, which they’ve named Regional School #1. It is set to open next fall and will form part of L.A.’s Unified School District.
Viewers can watch the game and performance live on NBC on February 13.
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