MTV2 will premiere its first episode of “Hip-Hop Squares” at 11 pm tonight (May 22), the network’s reinvented take on one of the most iconic game shows of all time, “Hollywood Squares.”
AllHipHop.com visited the set of “Hip-Hop Squares” and chopped it up with a number of talents from MTV2′s brand new game show, which will feature artists, actors, comedians, and personalities such as Ghostface Killah, Kat Graham, Fat Joe, Childish Gambino, Common, Machine Gun Kelly, Method Man, Damien Lemon, and many, many more.
Hip-Hop icon and Strange Music founder, Tech N9ne, spoke with AllHipHop.com about his involvement with the show, saying, “I think it’s beautiful that they would call on independent artists like myself and Mac Miller to come be seen ’cause my movement is underground. It’s bubbling into the mainstream but it’s an underground movement so to be a part of something like this is a wonderful thing.”
Comedian Donnell Rawlings, most famously known for his role as “Ashy Larry” on “Chappelle’s Show” and a current star of MTV2′s “Guy Code”, was ecstastic to tell AllHipHop.com about what he saw as the big draw: “They paying me motherf*cker! I think they’re putting a lot of money behind getting everybody to know about it, and it’s a funny show.
“Everybody knows “Hollywood Squares” with Whoopi Goldberg as the center square, but now to flip it and have the Hip-Hop version of it is very cool, and I think it’s a good way to introduce some of the younger kids to a show that’s been so iconic for years,” Rawlings noted.
We asked a number of the new “Squares,” including DJ Khaled, Method Man, Biz Markie, Vinny from “Jersey Shore”, and LaMarr Woodley from the Pittsburgh Steelers, about their favorite game-show memories. They also filled us in on why they’re excited to be a part of “Hip-Hop Squares“, and what show they think deserves to be “Hip-Hopified.”
Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes video below:
MTV2′s Hip-Hop Squares premieres tonight (May 22) at 11 PM EST.