Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar are coming together to perform at this year’s Super Bowl.
A veritable Mount Rushmore of hip-hop is slated to perform at this year's Super Bowl halftime show, with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar sharing entertainment duties on Sunday, Feb. 13.
To whet the appetite of hip-hop heads, Pepsi dropped a cinematic-style trailer starring the rap gods. The trailer was created by F. Gary Gray, who directed the 2015 N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton.
The trippy clip portrays the rappers as the larger-than-life stars that are, almost as if it was the opening credits for a D.C. Comics flick. Each rapper is shown getting a call from Dr. Dre to meet at L.A.'s SoFi Stadium.
"Each time I collaborate with Dre, it seems to mark an important moment in entertainment history, from projects like Friday, Set It Off, Straight Outta Compton, to now the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show," Gray said in a statement. "As a super fan, I consider it an honor and privilege to authentically build and create this moment with five of the most legendary artists in music history."
Leyland “Lee” DeVito is the editor in chief of Detroit Metro Times since 2016. His writing has also been published in CREEM, VICE, In These Times, and New City. He once asked porn star Stormy Daniels to spank him with an issue of Metro Times. She obliged.