San Francisco 49ers Halftime Show: Rappers’ delight fans at Levi’s

San Francisco 49ers fans were feeling ready to dance going into the team’s long-awaited first-ever playoff game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.

And organizers sure provided a fun soundtrack for them to do just that as three iconic hip-hop acts performed during the halftime show.

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With the home team leading 14-10, the mighty Young MC took the stage first and rocked right into his sole top 10 hit “Bust a Move.” The 49er Faithful certainly didn’t have to be told twice, as the fans began busting moves that probably haven’t been seen since the smash song originally came out in 1989.

Some of the best dance moves came courtesy of Sourdough Sam, the 49ers mascot who joined the 52-year-old rapper the makeshift stage erected at one end of the 50 yard line, and the Gold Rush Cheerleaders who danced in front the stage.

After “Bust a Move, ” at tune which won the 1990 Grammy for best rap performance and remained in the Top 40 for 20 weeks, Young MC left the stage and Tone Loc took his spot.

While Young MC sounded fairly strong on the microphone, Tone Loc didn’t fair nearly as well, struggling through abbreviated versions of his two big hits — “Wild Thing” and “Funk Cold Medina.” It was a wise move — especially in this #MeToo era — for him to perform a very abbreviated version of “Medina” given that the song’s content revolves around slipping some kind of a “love potion” into the drinks of unsuspecting females.

Last up was the Sugarhill gang, who delivered the absolute highlight of the halftime show and convincingly transported us back to 1979 for a great version of the “Rapper’s Delight,” which became the first rap single to hit the Top 40 on Billboard.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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