From left, Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent perform during the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday, February 13.Chris O'Meara/AP

Old skool hip-hop showed the kids a thing or two Sunday night at the Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.

The “original gangsters” Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre performed with Dre’s mentee Eminem, the Queen of R&B hip-hop Mary J. Blige, and rap star Kendrick Lamar.

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
The stars performed on various stages designed to look like the world’s coolest house party.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

It marked not only the first time hip-hop artists were the main performers for the halftime show, but also presented Generation X with the opportunity to see if their dance moves were still “da bomb” or if they were “totally buggin” to think so.

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Eminem takes a knee during his performance, a gesture often done to protest racial injustice in the country.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

And since the game was played at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, naturally Snoop and Dre kicked it all off with “The Next Episode” and got us in a “California Love” mood.

Surprise guest 50 Cent then showed up to perform the all-time favorite birthday anthem “In Da Club.”

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
50 Cent was suspended upside down as he gave a surprise performance of his hit “In Da Club.”Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

Then it was time for Blige to take the stage with her emotional hits, “Family Affair” and “No More Drama.”
She was followed by Pulitizer-prize winner Lamar, surrounded by dancers dressed in black and wearing “Dre Day” sashes.

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Mary J. Blige performed her songs “Family Affair” and “No More Drama.”Chris O’Meara/AP

The powerful performance appeared reminiscent in strength and style to Beyonce’s “Formation” during her halftime appearance in 2016.

Accompanied by a band with Anderson .Paak on drums, Eminem was up next with “Lose Yourself,” which, of course, caused the crowd to lose it.

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Kendrick Lamar performs his song “Alright” with backup dancers. Mark J. Terrill/AP

Eminem ended the song and took a knee, a gesture made famous by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick as an act of protest against police brutality and racial discrimination.

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Snoop Dogg performs at the start of the show. Julio Cortez/AP

Then it was time to return to Dr Dre, who appeared to be producing the entire performance from a soundboard on top of a set referencing a South L.A. neighbourhood.

Dre played a snippet of “I Ain’t Mad At Cha” on the piano in tribute to former collaborator and West Coast rapper Tupac Shakur, who was gunned down at the age of 25 in 1996.

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
The show opened with Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg performing “The Next Episode.” Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

He then reminded the audience that he’s “still got love for the streets” with some bars from “Still D.R.E.” featuring Snoop Dogg.

And… that is how you show the young heads that the old heads have still got it!

Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Eminem, with Anderson Paak on drums, performs his hit song “Lose Yourself.” Rob Carr/Getty Images
Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Fans inside SoFi Stadium watch the halftime show. Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images
Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
From left, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg appear on stage at the end of the show. Mark J. Terrill/AP
Super Bowl halftime show brought all the hip-hop heat
Mary J. Blige performs on stage. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Roc Nation

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