(AllHipHop News) Billboard reports The Roots composed an original musical called The Evolution of Greatness that will be performed prior to Sunday night’s basketball game.
DJ Jazzy Jeff, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Jidenna, Michael B. Jordan, and Hamilton/Black-ish actor Daveed Diggs have all been tapped to take part in the performance.
The Evolution of Greatness is said to be a historical look at the NBA from the 1950s to present day.
Two months ago, The Roots gave a hint about what they have in store.
“New Orleans. Hope y’all ready. We’re cooking up something special for @nbaallstar tip off. Musical gumbo. It’s gonna be fun,” read an Instagram caption.
In addition, DJ Khaled will perform before Saturday’s Slam Dunk contest.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Jon Batiste will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday.
The 2017 Verizon Slam Dunk Contest is scheduled for February 18 at 8 pm ET on TNT.
The 2017 NBA All-Star Game is scheduled for February 19 at 8 pm ET on TNT.