Drake and LeBron James Team for All Star Celebrity Experience
The worlds of hip-hop and basketball will once again intersect during this year’s NBA All-Star weekend, as Young Money rap star Drake and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James host the All Star Celebrity Experience.
The event will take place February 12 at the AMPM Lounge in Dallas and various entertainment areas in the city’s Mosaic building.
Located at 300 N Akard Street in downtown Dallas, AMPM is noted for an upscale vibe that includes more than seven party areas, 10 V.I.P. bars and two penthouse suites as well as music provided by four renowned DJs.
The All Star Celebrity Experience will be among a series of events planned for the all-star weekend.
The 59th NBA All-Star Game is slated to be played on February 14, 2010, at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.
Among the starters lined up for the annual competition are James, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett and Philadelphia 76er point guard Allen Iverson for the East as well as the Phoenix Suns’ Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, Los Angeles Lakers standout Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs for the West.
The All Star Celebrity weekend marks the second time Drake has worked on a James-related project. The rapper was featured on the soundtrack to the basketball star’s documentary More than a Game.
The tune, titled “Forever,” included fellow rhymesayers Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem.
Musically, 2010 looks to be a productive year for Drake, who saw his share of successful collaborations with Trey Songz, Timbaland, DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Birdman, Lil Wayne and Young Money in 2009.
The Toronto native is currently gearing up to release his forthcoming solo debut album, Thank Me Later, is slated to hit stores in March.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit LeBron James Family Foundation non-profit organization.