Easter Eggs From the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show

href=”//www.xxlmag.com/author/tylersharp/” rel=”author”>Tyler SharpPublished: February 14, 2022Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

The 2022 Super Bowl halftime show was nothing short of a legendary hip-hop moment.

Tonight (Feb. 13), hip-hop took center stage in America as Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige and 50 Cent performed at the Super Bowl.

Snoop and Dre opened the show with versions of "The Next Episode" and "California Love." The rumored Tupac hologram, however, did not make an appearance.

Next up was a surprise appearance from 50 Cent who performed his classic track "In Da Club." Mary J. Blige followed with her iconic hits "Family Affair" and "No More Drama."

Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated appearance followed, during which he performed both "M.a.a.d. City." and "Alright." He also brought with him an extensive crew of dancers that executed some brilliant choreography.

Finally, it was time for Eminem to take the stage. Shady didn't waste any time, immediately jumping into his iconic hit "Lose Yourself." Dre and Snoop ended the show with a joint performance of "Still D.R.E."

Despite the setlist itself being beyond noteworthy, there were numerous easter eggs throughout the performance that showcase just how deep the attention to detail was in putting everything together. The stage consisted of multiple rooms that catered to each artist's individual performance. For example, Snoop Dogg's room featured a picture on the wall behind him of his late mother Beverly Tate who passed away last October.

Below you can find a number of easter eggs from the 2022 Super Bowl halftime show that you might not have caught during the broadcast.

Photo of Snoop Dogg morphing into the dog from his "What's My Name" music video.

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Photo of Snoop Dogg and his late mother Beverly Tate on a wall behind him during his performance.

Snoop Dogg Super Bowl halftime show mom photoNFL via YouTubeloading…

The Tam's Burgers marquee references the restaurant where Suge Knight allegedly struck an individual with his vehicle, killing them. Knight pleaded no contest to a voluntary manslaughter charge.

Tam’s Burgers Super Bowl halftime showNFL via YouTubeloading…

Eve After Dark was a club that Dr. Dre used to DJ at in his early years. The marquee reads, "Compton Super Bowl LVI Presents Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, 50 Cent."

Eve After Dark marquee Super Bowl halftime showNFL via YouTubeloading…

The entire set was laid out over a map of Compton in the shape of a football.

Compton map Super Bowl halftime showNFL via YouTubeloading…

Dr. Dre performing Tupac Shakur's "I Ain't Mad at Cha" on the 26-year anniversary of All Eyez on Me while Eminem dropped to one knee.

Eminem Dr. Dre Tupac kneel Super Bowl performance XXLNFL via YouTubeloading…

50 Cent wearing a classic G-Unit-era tank top.

50 Cent tanktop Super Bowl halftime showNFL via YouTubeloading…

Dale's Donuts, a Compton staple, was shown as a graphic in one of the rooms. The giant donut landmark has been around since the 1950s in the community.

Dale’s Donuts Super Bowl Haltime ShowNFL via YouTubeloading…Filed Under: 50 Cent, Anderson .Paak, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J. Blige, Snoop DoggCategories: News