The “original gangsters” Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed with Dre’s mentee Eminem, the Queen of R&B hip-hop Mary J. Blige, and rap star Kendrick Lamar.
It marked not only the first time hip-hop artists were the main performers for the halftime show, but also presented Generation X with the opportunity to see if their dance moves were still “da bomb” or if they were “totally buggin” to think so.
And since the game was played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, naturally Snoop and Dre kicked it all off with “The Next Episode” and got us in a “California Love” mood.
Surprise guest 50 Cent then showed up to perform the all-time favorite birthday anthem “In Da Club.”
Then it was time for Blige to take the stage with her emotional hits, “Family Affair” and “No More Drama.”
Accompanied by a band, Eminem was up next with “Lose Yourself,” which, of course, caused the crowd to lose it.
Then it was time to return to Dr. Dre, who appeared to be producing the entire performance from a sound board on top of a set referencing a South L.A. neighborhood, to take to the piano before reminding us that he’s “still got love for the streets” with some bars from “Still D.R.E.” featuring Snoop Dogg.
And… that is how you show the young heads that the old heads have still got it!