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Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Blige, Lamar to perform at Super Bowl


LOS ANGELES — Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform for the first time on stage together at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.

The NFL, Pepsi and Roc

Nation announced Thursday that the five music icons will perform on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Lamar are Southern California natives.

Dre emerged from the West Coast gangster rap scene alongside Eazy-E and

Ice Cube to help form the group N.W.A., which made a major mark in the hiphop culture and music industry with controvers­ial lyrics in the late 1980s. Dre is responsibl­e for bringing forth rap stars such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Lamar. Dre also

produced Blige’s No. 1 hit song “Family Affair.”

“The opportunit­y to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dre said in a statement. The seven-time Grammy winner added that their halftime performanc­e will be an “unforgetta­ble cultural moment.”

The Super Bowl returns to the Los Angeles area for the first time since 1993.

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