6 Hip Hop Acts We Want To Perform At The Super Bowl
November 25, 2014 - 4:51 am
OK, maybe Lil Wayne’s lyrics aren't 100% family friendly and he has some issues with the NBA from time to time. But let’s put that aside and ask ourselves how many rappers can ignite a crowd like Weezy F. Baby? Performing on the Drake VS. Lil Wayne tour this summer demonstrated just how many hits he has and no one can deny his crossover appeal. If the NFL was really smart, they’d tap Wayne to make a song catered just for the Super Bowl. He has no problem coming with lyrics based on sports stars, so a song for an event like the Super Bowl would be easy money for the leader of Young Money.
In the words of the OVO leader himself, this choice is muthafuckin’ layup. Is there another rapper who’s managed to merge the worlds of music and entertainment better than the boy from the 6? The camera stays on him whenever he’s sideline at a Toronto Raptors game. He might as well have his own locker at the University of Kentucky and who could forget his performance hosting the ESPY’s?
Young Aubrey knows how to work any crowd and his catalogue is full of hits. Time to let him shine in early February.
Jigga’s self assessed comparisons to Frank Sinatra are valid. Jay’s smooth, his wifey is the baddest in the game and his fans range in age from 50-year-olds to millennials. Since Jay’s always about his green, we can’t ignore what this would mean for Roc Nation Sports too. There’s a bit of an uncertainty and cautiousness between Jay and the NFL owners (one he’s probably purposely created). Jay gracing the Super Bowl stage might bridge that gap.
Kendrick Lamar reached new levels of fame in recent months. He was one of three acts asked to come to Puerto Rico for the Bacardi Triangle, the NBA picked up his song “i” to kickoff it’s season and his new album is one of the most anticipated works in music. With K.Dot electing to now perform a live band, and the fact that his album should drop around the same time the Super Bowl takes place, King Kendrick would be a perfect fit.
The ATLiens have made a comeback of sorts, exciting fans all around with their recent shows. Imagine if their 40 festival tour ending on the Super Bowl 49 stage? What kind of visual pleasures would we be blessed with? Who would they bring out as special guests? Given how musical the Southernplayalistic duo are, it might be the most epic halftime show of all time.
Slim Shady’s made his way back to the forefront of rap, focusing in on the essence: the battle. No, we won’t suggest that the NFL let Em host some kind of cypher during the Super Bowl — we just want a medley of Marshall’s classics. But the manic sounds of an Eminem headlined show would def maintain the pulse and pace that comes with the NFL’s greatest day on the gridiron.