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Written By: Jewels Alexandria

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For those of you that missed it, Super Bowl 56 invited the first hip-hop show the world has never seen. For the first time in history the world was able to see what Hip-Hop was all about. Dre Day was in full effect with legendary artists, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. (Shout out to Anderson Paak. on the drums). Combined the performers have a total of 43 Grammys and 22 Billboard number 1 hits. The nostalgia felt from 90s to early 2000 hip hop lovers was in full effect. Show casing why they have been around for thirty plus years and deserve the status, Legend. Never before has the world seen light shined on black musicians in this way. And the world ate it up.

But the showstopper of night was all mighty, Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick stuck to his guns. Pushing black empowerment in the strongest way possible. Sporting all black and black out shades and surrounded by card board boxes and dancers with the words “Dre Day,” Kendrick opens with the song m.A.A.d City.  Probably one of the most hypest choice of songs off his freshman album Good kid, m.A.A.d City. Then swiftly moved into, “Alright.” “And we hate po-po, wanna kill us dead in the streets for sho.” Kendrick forever parades his blackness wherever he goes and is not afraid of the outcome. He uses his platform in the most admirable way. He never forgets to pay homage to the greats before him. "Thirty-five summers in the making stop thinking you forgot about Dre." All the while giving us good music.

Could it be a new Kendrick album on the way? Something tells me this may be his last. Whatever the case may be, you have the worlds attention.

February 14, 2022

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