Super Bowl halftime showcases legacy artists

After last year’s halftime show that did not have many fans excited, the NFL had a major impact this year with their major artist headliners: Snoop Dogg , Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, 50Cent, Eminem and Kendrick Lemar.
The scene of the show was meant to represent central Los Angeles, many also speculate this could represent Compton that a few of the artists from the show came from.
The beginning was iconic. The show began with Dr. Dre’s song “The Next Episode” which featured Snoop Dogg. This song is best known for the beginning part of the “Na Na Na Na Na”, where Snoop continued to join in.
The set began lifting up as Dre iconically rose to a crowd-packed full of fans cheering him on while he sat at a sound mixing board.
One of Dr. Dre’s last performances was Coachella 2018, and all I have to say is, where have you been boo? We missed you.
Snoop Dogg – or Snoop D-O-Double G, whichever one you prefer – entered the stage with Dre in a yellow and blue bandana themed outfit with bright yellow laced converse. Snoop concluded his headline performance by pointing slowly down to the surprise performer, 50 cent, who was suspended upside-down like a bat as he began singing “In da Club”.
You probably saw many hilarious memes about 50’s entrance, but I loved this part of the halftime show. Imagine going everywhere hanging upside down. That is how I am going to show up at graduation, On time and upside down.
Next up was Mary J. Blige. The icon began with one of her hit songs from 2001 “Family Affair”, following up with “No More Drama” and finishing with “Head Over Heels”.
The 51 year old wore her crystal embroidered cheetah themed bodysuit with matching boots with fishnet stocking and finished the look with fingerless gloves and a bright bold pink nail.
The death drop of the century happened with the conclusion of her performance, belting and falling dramatically on her backside. Hats off to you Mary J, you deserved it.
The fall could have been the end, but the show was far from over. Kendrick Lamar came out surrounded by blond-haired men wearing sashes that read “Dre Day”.
He began his set in cardboard boxes with the song “Humble” followed by his other hit “Alright” which was named a civil rights themed funk anthem by Vanity Fair. That civil right theme was continued in Detroit raised Eminem’s performance.
Eminem, also known as Marshall Mathers, began singing one of his hit songs, “Forget About Dre” from an unknown location, until parts of the stage broke into pieces where he then raised up from inside the stage.
He then performed one of my favorites, “Lose Yourself” before concluding his performance by kneeling down in homage to former rap legend Tupac.
The show ended with the six total artists standing together on the stage singing together, fading off into a scene of Dre on the roof of the stadium.
Overall the halftime show this year offered something for everyone and was very enjoyable to watch. Having multiple different artists allowed for the viewer to not be bored and be engaged in the show.