Large Boi, one fifty percent of Atlanta-dependent rap duo Outkast, tweeted a advertising online video for the halftime display Sunday.
“”#SBLIII ATL let us get it !” he tweeted.
The NFL stated if hip-hop ever obtained its individual “Rap Mount Rushmore,” Big Boi would undoubtedly have a area on it as Atlanta’s “foremost wordsmith” and “funkiest gentleman.”
The league also stated “Maroon 5, Travis Scott, and Massive Boi join an esteemed record of recent halftime acts” like Justin Timberlake, Woman Gaga, Coldplay, Katy Perry and Missy Elliott.
Information that an Atlanta hip-hop artist is doing at this year’s Super Bowl arrives months after it was declared the big recreation would be held in songs-rich Atlanta. On listening to the spot of the video game in February last 12 months, singer Bruno Mars tweeted this was the NFL’s opportunity to “celebrate amazing Hip Hop Artist from Atlanta.”
Mars also included some recommendations for Atlanta artists who could conduct at the halftime present.
“Outkast. T.I Gucci, lil jon, Jeezy, Jermaine Dupri just to identify a handful of. it would be the greatest social gathering Television has at any time seen!” he tweeted.
“@NFL all jokes aside make sure you allows make that come about,” Mars tweeted.
So when rumors commenced that Maroon 5 — a California-dependent pop-rock band — would be headlining, social media went nuts.
People today wondered why in Atlanta — wherever, to quote uber-producer Jermaine Dupri’s song “Welcome to Atlanta,” “all the playas engage in” — a alternative with area ties hadn’t been designed.
CNN’s Lisa Respers France contributed to this report.