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Historic Black Businesses In Compton Recognized During Super Bowl Halftime Show

There was more than just rap artists performing during Super Bowl 2022’s Halftime show…Dr Dre ensured Compton’s iconic Black businesses were SUBLIMINALLY taught to you..Upon closer review, on the mini stages, the dancers performed in front of screens that flashed the famous locations..i.e. TAMS BURGERS #21, Eve After Dark, . Locations like these have long figured into the lore of L.A. hip-hop. But as the area gentrifies — driven, in a major way, by the opening of SoFi Stadium — there’s concern that the city, as remembered through its classic rap lyrics, is disappearing. For its residents and rap fans, these landmarks
As Kendrick Lamar raps on “Element,” “I be hangin’ out at Tam’s, I be on Stockton / I don’t do it for the ‘Gram, I do it for Compton.” Even if the area’s skyline is now dominated by a multibillion-dollar stadium, a little burger joint like Tam’s keeps a sense of place.