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Watch Super Bowl 2022’s halftime show, a very Compton-inspired concert

Maybe you watched LVI Super Bowl to see how the rams fight the Bengalis. Maybe because it was hosted in Inglewood’s shiny new SoFi Stadium. Or maybe you’ve only participated in commercials and shows at halftime – and the latter certainly didn’t disappoint this year.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent and Anderson .Paak (who could be seen playing drums) led the show at half-time on the very Compton-inspired set of SoFi Stadium. (We’ve included a video of the performance at the bottom of the story.)

The restoration of the late-modern Martin Luther King Memorial at Compton City Hall was anchored at one end of a white block of buildings, with the Compton Courthouse at the other end and a street scene between local shops lined with lowriders. You can also spot some notable local restaurants: a sign for Tam’s Burgers, plus a digital window with visible Donuts Dale’s (not to be confused with of Randy, although both places with donuts come down from the non-existent Big Donut Drive-In chain). Also noticed: a tent for Eve After Dark, seemingly inspired by a nearby club from the 70’s.

Musically, it was quite heavy with hits from the beginning of the millennium. Dr. Dre rose from a fake home studio in an all-white mixing board for Snoop Dogg’s “Next Episode” and “California Love.” 50 Cent unfolded from the ceiling – just like in the music video – for “In Da Club”. Mary J. Blige shook on the roof of the set for “Family Affair”, followed by “No More Drama”. Next was Kendrick Lamar, performing “mAAd City” and “Alright” on an illuminated map of the city. Eminem then left the courthouse just to tease “Forgot About Dre” before starting “Lose Yourself”. Finally, Dre got on the piano to open “Still DRE” before the show ended with the rest of the band.

See full performance below (you may need to open the video on YouTube if the built-in player doesn’t work).

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