News: Scoot Over Diddy & Drake, Jay Z Joins In On Super Bowl Party Craze

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 1:28PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap mogul Jay Z is the latest hip-hop artist to take part in some upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII festivities by performing at DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party.

According to reports, the fun and excitement will go down on February 1.

Jay Z will headline DirecTV's Super Saturday Night party during Super Bowl weekend on Saturday, Feb. 1. The invite-only event will take place at DirecTV's SuperFan Stadium at New York's Hudson River Park Pier 40, co-hosted by Mark Cuban's AXS TV and Eli Manning. (Billboard)

In past years, the annual event has featured music stars like Jay's "Suit & Tie" collaborator Justin Timberlake.

The DIRECTV Super Bowl Eve party has become the most sought-after invitation of the weekend, as each year DIRECTV presents the music world's hottest talent including pop luminaries such as Katy Perry (2012) and Justin Timberlake (2013). (Broadway World)

Leading up to the Super Bowl game, additional hip-hop artists will perform around the area.

Are you ready for six concerts? While two lucky teams will be gearing up to play the game of a lifetime, artists like Drake, J. Cole, TLC, and Diddy will be gearing up to perform the concert of a lifetime. For this year's Super Bowl festivities, VH1 presents Super Bowl Blitz: Six Nights + Six Concerts, which will be hosted by Nick Cannon and Stacy Keibler. All the action will go down in the greater area of New York City, including the five boroughs and New Jersey. The concert series will run from January 27 to February 1, and will air live at 11 p.m. EST. (Global Grind)

According to a press release, the NFL will feature pop singer Bruno Mars and rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers performing at halftime.

"One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards," the NFL said in a press release. Kiedis and Flea, born Michael Balzary, are more than 20 years older than Mars. Their band has pioneered a bold style of rock infused with funk and rap. (CNN)

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