Watch: Pharrell Runs Through Medley Of Hits At 2014 All-Star Game

In what can only be described as an exhibition of his heavy-handed influence in music, Pharrell Williams opened up this year’s NBA All-Star game with a medley of some of his greatest hits. Flaunting his “Skateboard P” swag, Williams began with his first solo single, “Frontin.’” The nostalgic, time-traveling performance then saw its first cameo with Nelly making an appearance for “Hot In Herre,” the chart-topping classic produced by Williams.

After a quick indulgence in Jay-Z’s “Give It To Me,” Williams was joined onstage by Diddy and Busta Rhymes for “Pass The Rock This Way,” a fitting NBA spin to their hit “Pass The Courvoisier Pt. II,” before switching gears into the classic beat for Clipse’s “Grindin’” as the Eastern All-Stars took the stage.

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Not to be left out of the abbreviated list of Pharrell favorites was 2013 smash “Blurred Lines,” which segwayed into an appearance by Williams’ co-Neptune Chad Lugo for a performance of the duo’s 2001 single “Rockstar.” Snoop Lion also joined Williams for a performance of their 2006 summer anthem “Beautiful,” before leading into another hit by the two, “Drop It Like it’s Hot” for the Western All-Star’s entrance.

Williams then switched gears to his recent pop behemoths, the Grammy-winning Daft Punk “Get Lucky” and Oscar-nominated “Happy,” which called for an appearance from a bright red version of his infamous hat.

Take the voyage through Pharrell’s endless hitlist at the 2014 NBA All-Star game above.

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"The cast is upset," he admitted. "It is a sad time and we are slowly healing."

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Lil Uzi Vert Returns With "That's A Rack" Music Video : Watch

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Nudity must be the theme of this video. The visuals open with Uzi weaving through rows of naked violinists and cellists. As it progresses, the camera shifts to naked women bathing and posing in blue paint.

"That's a Rack" arrives shortly after Uzi decided to come out of retirement. It follows "Sanguine Paradise" and "Free Uzi." "Free Uzi" was reportedly removed from streaming services, however, due to "licensing issues and copyright concerns."

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Jordyn Woods Talks Being "Bullied By The World" After Tristan Thompson Drama

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