Last week, it was revealed that Dr. Dre will be headlining the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show. In doing so, Dre becomes the first Hip-Hop artist to make headlines, after nearly 25 years of various MCs appearing in the lead role. Dre will share the stage with some of his superstar students and collaborators, including Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige. The announcement says a lot about how hip-hop has permeated mainstream culture. Dre will be 57 the month he takes the stage, further refuting the idea that hip-hop is exclusively for young people.
Breaking barriers is nothing new for Andre Young. The Compton, Calif. Legend pioneered Gangsta Rap with NWA in the 1980s. In the early 1990s, he helped bring the music to the masses with his solo debut, The Chronicle, as well as the production of Snoop Dogg. In the 2000s, Dre’s winning formula topped the charts with Eminem, 50 Cent and The Game. Over the past decade, Dre has danced to billionaire status through his Beats By Dre business. Now, over the next six months, Dre will push cultural barriers once again.
In episode # 63 of What is the title podcast, the Ambrosia for heads The team discusses Dr. Dre’s accomplishments over the years. At 53:40, there’s a commentary on why this Super Bowl made history, as well as a detailed look at past hip-hop artists. There is also a look at the October 17 Battle of Verzuz between Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One.
Below are the timestamps for episode # 63 of the What is the title Podcast:
0:00 Intro 4:50 J. Cole brought bars to Brooklyn with The Off Season Tour
15:55 Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One will be the next to face each other on Verzuz
17:50 Did people want Big Daddy Kane Verzuz Rakim
10:10 p.m .: Who was your favorite first rapper?
25:40 Does Big Daddy Kane have a complete enough catalog to fight KRS-One
31:25 What are Big Daddy Kane and KRS-One’s 5 best records
35:50 What KRS-One and Big Daddy Kane must do to earn their Verzuz
46:20 Who will win Big Daddy Kane Verzuz KRS-One 49:00 Other artists who should compete on Verzuz
53:40 Dr. Dre, Eminen, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige to star at Super Bowl halftime
54:10 Super Bowl LVI will be Dr. Day and Hip-Hop is celebrating
59:15 A History and Timeline of Hip-Hop Super Bowl Artists
1:04:20 Dr. Dre has already set new limits for Hip-Hop and Pop culture
1:08:00 Will Dr. Dre to release new album after Super Bowl
1:10:00 What songs Mary J. Blige will perform at the Super Bowl
1:11:10 JAY-Z’s role in making this historic Super Bowl halftime show
1:15:00 Will JAY-Z be a surprise artist at Super Bowl LVI halftime?
1:17:15 Is this Super Bowl halftime just a reflection of today’s culture
1:20:50 Rap city come back for one night only
1:25:00 New Music of the Week— Meek Mill, Andy Mineo, D Smoke, Wale & J. Cole, Solemn Brigham, Maticulous, Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, and more
AFH readers can attend regular culture discussions on our What is the title Podcast. Besides, What is the title has recent interviews with Blu & Mickey Factz, Kurupt, Testimonials, Skyzoo, Pharoahe Monch, Prince Paul and Don Newkirk, Statik Selektah, Lyric jones, LOX, MC Eight, Ravaged, Duckwrth, photographer T. Eric Monroe, and Lord Finesse. All episodes of the show are available to view Where to listen wherever you broadcast your pods.
#BonusBeat: that of Kendrick Lamar Where it all started interview for Ambrosia for heads: