First, to start off, I think the Super Bowl was one of the greatest games in a long time. The halftime show at Super Bowl LVI was — if not THE greatest — definitely one of the greatest performances EVER.
This halftime show was a mixture of Black excellence, old-school hip-hop, and generational talent. The artists they picked for this halftime show are legends.
Snoop Dogg is a worldwide known artist, influencer, etc. Also, he just recently bought Death Row Records. (For the older generation that's a big thing. This record label somewhat started hip-hop as it is today.)
Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent are well known for their music. But right now they produce one of the best shows on TV (Power). In the world we are living in right now women are becoming more empowered to claim their rights. Mary J. is showing women across the world they can be a star on a TV show in a world where men dominate.
In addition, young artists look up to Eminem and Kendrick Lamar, who also performed in the halftime show. They are definitely influencers. These two are known for being true to themselves and not being scared to show it. If you listened to each of them perform, they all mention each other in their songs.
Dr. Dre was a huge part of the whole show. He produced all the songs performed or he was featured on them. The setup of the whole show was great.
With COVID stopping us from having a BET awards show, this was perfect. I think it was only right for Dre and Snoop to be a part of this since the game was held in L.A.
According to https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/56th-superbowl-halftime-show-1.6350476 “The Jay-Z-produced halftime show marks the first time that rap artists have taken center stage at the Super Bowl. While the genre has made halftime appearances in the past, it has never featured a rap artist as a primary headliner.”
This halftime show was a great mixture for fans of hip-hop, older and younger generations, and those who recognize the excellence of music that has a message. "We're gonna open more doors for hip-hop artists in the future," said Dr. Dre at an earlier press conference.
I think many people watching at home or at the game can relate to the halftime show and the artists performing.