North Carolina’s own J. Cole to perform at All-Star Game halftime, Meek Mill to open night

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The NBA is keeping it local with the All-Star Game in Charlotte this year.

North Carolina’s own J. Cole — Mr. Forest Hills Drive himself — will perform at the halftime show of this year’s All-Star Game, Feb. 17 in Charlotte. Cole just dropped his latest single titled “Middle Child” and is one of the biggest names in music ever to come out of North Carolina. Cole will have the stage for the halftime show and has a lot of hits to choose from to perform.

Before the game, Meek Mill — finally about to get back on the road with his The Motivation Tour — will perform before the game, around the introduction of the players. Mill has had a lot of public support around the NBA — from players and even some owners — through his recent legal battles.

Before the game, Charlotte-born Anthony Hamilton will sing the U.S. national anthem, while Carly Rae Jepsen will perform the Canadian national anthem.