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It’s All About Halftime!

Super Bowl LVI took place this past Sunday and the Los Angeles Rams defeated Cincinnati Bengals 23-20. The game was enticing and full of breath stopping moments. But the highlight of the night had to be halftime. Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem put on a dazzling spectacle that also felt like a family affair.

From Crip walking on national TV to Mary doing her famous dance and 50 making a cameo, it was one for the books.

The biggest takeaway was that it was long overdue. “This would be the first halftime show in which hip-hop played the starring role. Rather than shying away from the enormity of the assignment, the performers pulled off a dazzling, almost overwhelming, celebration.” according to The Atlantic. The stage looked like no halftime show’s before. At the center of Los Angeles’s SoFi Stadium sat a strip of mock buildings: homes, businesses, a re-creation of Compton’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. The design was fitting for an art form rooted in a sense of place—and for a performance with three headliners from Southern California. It also ensured a remarkably horizontal show. No one was ever that much higher up than anyone else. Pop goddesses were not diving from the rafters, and guitar heroes were not casting elephantine shadows. Rather, the audience toured from room to room, from vibe to vibe, and from host to host. The spectacle felt—to quote Blige’s hit that proved itself still vibrant after two decades—like a family affair.

We cant forget about the love of hip-hop that was supporting in the audience from Kanye , J-Lo to LeBron the whole stadium was filled with pure Cali/West Coast vibes.

Let’s rewind back to this epic moment and check out the halftime performance below. What was your most favorite part? Let us know by commenting down below.


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