NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- A bevy of musical artists formed the live soundtrack for the NBA's All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday, including hitmaker Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Earth, Wind & Fire and Janelle Monae. New Orleans-based artists Trombone Shorty and Dr. John represented the local music scene.
Lamar kicked off the Slam Dunk competition with "m.A.A.d city" and “B***h, Don’t Kill My Vibe" from his Grammy nominated album.
Pharrell Williams, the production wizard seemingly behind all of last year's songs, sang a medley of his music, including "Get Lucky" and "Happy," when he brought out that enormous hat. He sang over the player introductions, with some help from Nelly, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and Diddy.
The "Electric Lady" herself, Janelle Monae, performed during the halftime show's funky tribute to New Orleans' music scene alongside Trombone Shorty, Earth, Wind & Fire and Gary Clark Jr.