Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform on the Coachella Stage during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Fields in April 2012 in Indio. The rappers surprised the crowd when they performed with a hologram of Tupac Shakur, who died in 1996.

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Super Bowl halftime: Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar

The first Super Bowl to be played in the Los Angeles area in 30 years will feature a cast of hip-hop and R&B icons performing at halftime.

The NFL announced Thursday that Dr. Dre, Snoop, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar will perform in the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show on Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.

Dr. Dre and Kendrick Lamar hail from the Los Angeles-area city of Compton, and Snoop Dogg is from nearby Long Beach.

“The opportunity to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime show, and to do it in my own backyard, will be one of the biggest thrills of my career,” Dr. Dre said in a statement. “I’m grateful to JAY-Z, Roc Nation, the NFL, and Pepsi as well as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar for joining me in what will be an unforgettable cultural moment.”

Five artists will collaborate for the halftime show one year after The Weeknd was the solo act.

–Field Level Media