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Hey Hey Hey Hey, it’s the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show

With some hip hop heavyweights slated to perform for Super Bowl LVI, I’m hoping it will live up to the hype.

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Hey Hey Hey Hey, it’s the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show


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Rap concerts are generally underwhelming. Don’t get me wrong, if someone asked me my favorite genre of music it 100% is hip hop. But the concerts are boring. I’ve seen two of my favorite artists in concert, Fabolous & Drake. Fabolous was a robot who sang a third of his song then went right to his next track. Drake brought a girl on stage to slow dance with – so yeah. Ok I saw both of these concerts at Slippery Rock University where at the time, Fabolous was a little past his prime and Drake was just hitting his stride but still. All the other concerts I’ve been to, it’s usually just a track playing in the background while the artist will rap for 10% of the time and let the crowd do the rest (except Childish Gambino, he was awesome). With that said, I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl halftime show but also expecting it could be a disappointment.

Riskiest since Janet Jackson

It’s no secret this show is the Super Bowl’s riskiest since the Janet Jackson debacle back in the early 2000s. Since then, they’ve had snoozefests like The Who, old timers like The Rolling Stones, and Maroon 5 for some reason. These are all obviously very safe choices. Therefore, I’m a bit surprised as to why they went with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige. Obviously, the Los Angeles connection (Kendrick, Snoop, Dre) plays a huge part in this. However, they’re taking a chance and hoping that 7 second delay will be working that night.

With that said, I hope I won’t be disappointed in this show. The millennial in me is extremely excited to see Dre and Eminem together again. Hoping to hear them maybe do something like Forgot About Dre (I don’t think Guilty Conscience is the right choice). Dre and Snoop will have to do some of their hits from the early 90s and Kendrick will appeal to a younger crowd. I just hope the energy is high and that they’re able to put on a good show. 4 out of 5 of these people are either in their 50s, or very close. The trailer for the show has me wanting to run through a brick wall, so that’s a good start.

This show has all the elements to appeal to a wide audience – or just people born from 1978-1995. Besides that, expect a bunch of angry people to get on Facebook and tell Roger Goodell they’re never watching the NFL again. Regardless, I’m excited to hear some nostalgia, get Kendrick back in my life, and of course see some hilarious Facebook comments.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Jason moved to NYC for 9 years and gained a wife, a child, and career then decided to go back to the Steel City. A sports fan since birth, he follows the Pirates, Duquesne basketball, Pens, Steelers, and Pistons (Grant Hill would have been better than Jordan if he had stayed healthy...prove me wrong). He enjoys playing in various sports leagues and throwing his money away on fantasy sports. Besides that, a good book and video games for a day would be just fine with him.

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