The Roots, Jidenna, DJ Jazzy Jeff & More Kick Off The 2017 NBA All-Star Game

This weekend marked the annual celebration of greatness in the NBA known as All-Star Weekend. While the biggest stars on the court headed to New Orleans to do their thing, some of the biggest stars in music were also in town. Today we get to watch as The Roots, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Jidenna and more opened up the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. The Roots have been quite busy, and while they work on their new album ‘End Game’ they made time to showcase their talents in New Orleans.

They wrote and produced an original piece of music titled “The Evolution of Greatness” for the 2017 NBA All-Star game. The performance included Hamilton star Daveed Diggs, Black Panther/Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan, Jidenna, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and DJ Jazzy Jeff. According to the Billboard  “The Evolution of Greatness” “follows the historical path of the league from the 1950s to present day.” Check out the performance in the footage below and speak your thoughts on it after the jump. Stay tuned for much more from the 2017 version of the NBA All-Star Weekend coming very soon!


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