Rap Takes Over Super Bowl Halftime, Balancing Celebration and Protest

By The New York Times

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Photo by The New York Times

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent asserted the power of hip-hop’s oldies generation on pop music’s most-watched stage.

Leading up to Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, much ado was made over the fact that this would be the first year that hip-hop occupied the center of the concert. It was marketing copy that overlooked the glaring lateness of the achievement — that r… [1445 chars]

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Topics

Rap — Musical genre

Super Bowl — Sports league championship

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