Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Diddy, J. Cole and Busta Rhymes are among several rappers slated to perform at Super Bowl weekend events.
J. Cole is slated to perform as part of VH1's Super Bowl Blitz event, which is also scheduled to include Janelle Monae, among others. Drake and Diddy are set to perform at Time Warner Cable Studios in Manhattan, New York for Time Warner Cable's pre-game parties.
Kendrick Lamar is slated to perform at the ESPN Super Bowl Party at Pier 36 in Manhattan, New York. Robin Thicke joins him on that line-up. The Roots are set to join Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes and others as part of Bud Light Hotel's concert showcase bill, which is slated to take place at Bud Light Hotel Amphitheater in Manhattan, New York.
Spin released show information for various events yesterday (January 10) and the information for Rap-based acts can be found below.
Event: VH1's Super Bowl Blitz
Dates: January 27 - February 1
Venue: Various (New York, NY)
Lineup: J. Cole, Janelle Monae, Fall Out Boy, TLC, Goo Goo Dolls, and Gavin DeGraw
Event: Time Warner Cable pre-game parties
Dates: January 29 - February 1
Venue: Time Warner Cable Studios (Manhattan, NY)
Lineup: Kings of Leon, Drake, Diddy, DJ Funk Flex, DJ Ross One, and the O'Jays
Event: Bud Light Hotel concert showcase
Dates: January 30 - February 2
Venue: Bud Light Hotel Amphitheatre (Manhattan, NY)
Lineup: Foo Fighters, The Roots, Fall Out Boy, Run-DMC, Busta Rhymes, Zac Brown Band, Imagine Dragons, Jake Owen, and more.
Event: ESPN Super Bowl Party
Date: January 31
Venue: Pier 36 (Manhattan, NY)
Lineup: Kendrick Lamar and Robin Thicke
Event: Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show
Date: February 2
Venue: MetLife Stadium (East Rutherford, NJ)
Lineup: Bruno Mars
UPDATE: Jay Z is set to headline DirecTV's Super Bowl event, Super Sunday Night. The invite-only party is now slated to feature a performance by Jay, according to Billboard. The event, scheduled to be held at Pier 40 in New York, is slated to be co-hosted by AXS TV and Eli Manning.