Rap stars Kanye West, Ludacris, Jim Jones and others have been billed to perform at a variety of NBA All-Star Weekend events beginning Friday (February 13).
West coast veteran Snoop Dogg will help kick-off the festivities.
On Friday, Snoop Dogg will be at Club Rain, Jazzy Jeff and Fabolous will be at the W Scottsdale Hotel, Chamillionaire will be partying with the Playboy Playmates at Barcelona Scottsdale and Amare Stoudemire will be throwing a party at his restaurant, Stoudemire’s Downtown, to celebrate the launch of his record label, Hypocalypto Records. (Black Voices)
Ye and others are billed to perform tomorrow night.
Kanye West and John Legend will perform Saturday night at Axius/Radius in Scottsdale; Cedric the Entertainer and the Suns’ own Shaquille O’Neal will perform Saturday at Celebrity Theater. For as little as $50, you can see hip hop artist Ludacris at Sugar Daddy’s on Saturday. (KTAR News)
In light of the recent controversy over Chris Brown and Rihanna, Nelly will also appear.
Brown was set to host two separate parties in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend for the NBA All-Star festivities — “was” being the key word — because Brown was just officially replaced with rapper Nelly. (TMZ)
Helping close out the weekend will be Byrd Gang‘s Jim Jones.
Responsible for one of the most popular songs of 2006, “We Fly High,” and trademarking the term “ballin’,” Jim Jones has continued not only producing but making hits such as “Pop Champagne,” which is currently playing on hip-hop stations. See Jim Jones live. For age 21 and older. Part of Power 98.3’s NBA All-Star week. VIP tickets include immediate entry. Tables for six or more are available for $200. Tickets must be picked up by 6 p.m. on the day of the event. (AZ Central)