Thursday, April 26, 2012
MTV2' 'Hip-Hop Squares' To Star Amber Rose, Method Man, Fat Joe & More!
MTV2 has announced that their new Hip-Hop Squares show will feature the likes of Amber Rose, Wu Tang, Fat Joe and more.
The new MTV series reboots the classic 'Hollywood Squares' game show for the YouTube generation. On 'Hip-Hop Squares,' the nine squares of the tick-tack-toe board are filled with a rotating cast of rappers, D.J.’s, comedians and sports and television personalities, and they field questions about music, history, pop culture and the Kardashians.
As on the original series, contestants must agree or disagree with the stars’ answers to score an X or an O, and the stars, who are given the answers beforehand, do their best to entertain or confuse with shtick and attitude.
It's exactly what it sounds like: rappers, comedians, DJs, and assumedly the Twitter-famous answering trivia questions about pop culture.
Among those tapped for the first season, are Community star Donald Glover, neé Childish Gambino, Machine Gun Kelly, Fat Joe, Method Man, DJ Khaled, Amber Rose and Wu Tang alum Ghostface.
Paul Ricci, the senior vice president for programming and production at MTV2, explained how casting for that unpredictability was key.
“There’s so many charismatic personalities” in hip-hop, Mr. Ricci said. Among the first to sign on was Ghostface Killah, the Wu Tang Clan member, rap eminence and conoisseur of 80's TV.
“I knew it was going to be big,” Ghostface said of the show, sitting on a green-room couch after a taping. “MTV do what they do to the third power, you know what I mean? They do it big.”
Hip-Hop Squares will be premiering on May 22.