Who gets the Super Bowl halftime music gig is always controversial — unless it’s Beyonce. But the choice for the 2019 Super Bowl LIII halftime (February 2019) at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is getting some boos from fans and musicians alike. The Voice coach Adam Levine and Maroon 5 won the nod and popular as the band is (check out their irresistible “Sugar” video), they are a California outfit. What? There aren’t any musicians in Atlanta, one of the hottest music cities in the US? Waka Flocka Flame, for one, was like WTF, NFL? “I think for the Super Bowl you should have someone from Atlanta representin’ Atlanta,” says the hip hop maestro.
Something tells us the exceptionally smart Maroon 5 frontman Levine will be extending the invitation to more than one Atlanta luminary, asking them to join Maroon 5 on stage. Levine is a great collaborator and a big music fan, as well as being a musician. He’ll be looking for inclusivity, no doubt, and he’ll know the Atlanta music scene. Here are 11 hip hop artists and producers like Zaytoven that Maroon 5 can invite to their Super Bowl LIII set to make things right. (In no particular order.)
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) February 16, 2018
— Zaytoven (@zaytovenbeatz) September 20, 2018
2 CHAINZ (“I think OutKast should have been picked to perform at the Super Bowl with JD and Luda performing welcome to ATL”)
I think OutKast should have been picked to perform at the Super Bowl with JD and Luda performing welcome to Atl as the intro 🤷🏿♂️ !!! Nothing against M5 https://t.co/jI0ZLR5hUj
— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) September 21, 2018
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