LOS ANGELES -- Dr. Dre will be performing on stage with Snoop Dogg and Eminem at the Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Thursday's announcement by the NFL, Pepsi, and Roc Nation that five of music's greatest icons will be performing at SoFi Stadium, Inglewood, California, on February 13, was made by Pepsi, Roc Nation, and the NFL. Dre, Snoop dogg, and Lamar hail from Southern California.
Dre was a West Coast gangster rap star who formed the group N.W.A. with Eazy-E, Ice Cube and other gangsters to make a significant impact on hip-hop culture. His controversial lyrics of the 1980s made Dre a prominent figure in the music industry. Dre was responsible for the birth of rap stars like 50 Cent, 50 Cent, Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Blige's No. 1 hit song, "Family Affair."
Dre stated that the chance to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show, and to do so in my backyard, would be "one of the greatest thrills of my professional career." Dre, a seven-time Grammy winner, said that the halftime show will be an "unforgettable cultural event."
Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are two of the headline acts at the halftime show at February’s Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium Inglewood, California. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee - USA TODAY Sports
For the first time since 1993, the Super Bowl is returning to Los Angeles. This is the third year of cooperation between the NFL and Pepsi, as well as Roc Nation.
The halftime show will be co-produced by Jesse Collins and Roc Nation, an Emmy-nominated producer. The halftime and game will be broadcast live on NBC.
These five musicians have combined 44 Grammys. Eminem holds the most Grammys with 15.
Jay-Z, founder of Roc Nation, stated in a statement that their show would be "history in making."
Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem join a long list of famous musicians who have performed during Super Bowl halftime shows. These include Beyonce and Madonna, Coldplay and Katy Perry.
Pepsi and NFL will work together to launch Regional School #1, a magnet high-school in South Los Angeles. As part of the Los Angeles Unified Schools District, it will be open to students next fall.
The USC Iovine and Young Academy is the foundation of the high school. This program was founded by Jimmy Iovine and Andre Dre Young. It will be an educational model that focuses on integrated design, technology, and entrepreneurship.
Megan K. Reilly, L.A. Unified's interim superintendent, stated that "this effort will help develop an inspiration the next generation entrepreneurs and innovators." "We are excited about all the new opportunities this partnership will provide for our students."