Hip Hop was in full effect during this year’s NBA All Star Weekend in New Orleans over President’s Day Weekend. VIPs from near and far all made their presence known in the Crescent City.
In late January, Master P mentioned he had plans for NBA All-Star Weekend including a casting call for his upcoming No Limit biopic. The city’s hometown hero even invited 14-year-old Jarrius Robertson to join the Celebrity All-Star Game, who subbed in and made an impressive basket. Robertson is a notable New Orleans Saints fan suffering from biliary atresia, a form of liver disease.
“I wanted to play,” Jarrius said during an interview. “I told the coach before I met him I wanted to play. He said, ‘We’re going to make it happen.’ And that’s how I made the shot.”
More homegrown talent including Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Mannie Fresh and Turk joined together (sans B.G.) for a Hot Boys reunion during a Beats event hosted by LeBron James.
Cash Money forever, Fuck Vlad and rest of U Culture Vultures pic.twitter.com/pOjFROqtPd
— Mikey Fresh (@MikeyFresh1) February 19, 2017
Meanwhile, DJ Khaled (another New Orleans native), assisted Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan with his slam dunk during the annual Dunk Contest.
When Jay Z wasn’t hanging with his pregnant wife Beyoncé and their daughter Blue Ivy during the actual NBA All Star Game, he hosted a TIDAL event where Jay Electronica made a very rare appearance. During the party, Hov told Electronica, “Let’s go put the album out.” Following nearly a decade of anticipation, there might be a chance that Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn) may actually see the light of day. More on that here.
"Put the album out" Jay Z to Jay Electronica last night. #TIDALXNOLApic.twitter.com/BwIoj5sXqp
— JAY Z Daily (@JAY_Z_Daily) February 18, 2017