Super Bowl LI vs.Hip-Hop


It’s the first Sunday of February which means it’s time for that greatest of American holidays: The Super Bowl. This year the Super Bowl has doubled-down on it’s hip-hop credibility. The game is being hosted in Houston, the birthplace of Geto Boys, Bun B., Pimp C and many other Southern rappers. And the team representing the NFC in the Super Bowl happens to be from Southern hip-hop’s most iconic city: Atlanta. Because the Atlanta Falcons lack a household name at quarterback (no offense NFL MVP Matt Ryan) or an outspoken player (think Richard Sherman) or under-spoken player (think Marshawn Lynch) at another position, the Super Bowl’s media week was mostly uneventful. Not to worry though, I have trawled the web for some Super Bowl Hip-Hop Highlights. Enjoy.

Migos and Julio Jones:

Under Armour gave Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones a pair of cleats inspired by the cover art for the Migos album “Culture” and the TV series “Atlanta.” Also, people really want Migos to perform at halftime. They’re signing a petition for it. Other Atlanta rappers have been suggested as well.

Action Bronson cooks garlic Parmesan chicken wings:

It’s the Super Bowl and Action B is going big; he puts a tablespoon of butter in a pan of garlic and Parmesan before throwing caution to the wind and adding the whole stick. As one should.

Paul Wall lives in Houston:

This article is basically about Paul Wall living in Houston. He didn’t give a Super Bowl pick but he did complain about Lady Gaga being the halftime show performer. He was hoping for an Atlien.

Big Sean hanging out with Nas:


Rick Ross’s MMG playlist:

Things are just getting started. Soon Twitter will explode with opinions, picks and reactions to Lady Gaga’s performance. Tune in at 6:30 E.T. The game is being broadcast from NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.


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