Mos Def To Host "The Block Party"

Rapper Mos Def will host a new Friday night series on ESPN2 called "The Block Party", presented by Dodge, running for 9 weeks throughout the summer.

Shows will feature a variety of segments that are focused on the urban athletic lifestyle, including Streetball: The AND 1 Mix Tape Tour; The Life; Friday Night Fights and The Barbershop Segment.The show will feature athletes and celebrities in hip hop, sports, and entertainment.

"ESPN2's The Block Party will be a seamless, fast-paced programming block that will present sports in context with the emerging urban youth culture," said Mike Antinoro, senior coordinating producer, ESPN Original Entertainment. "The Block Party will appeal to viewers who are either light consumers of ESPN or new to the network."

The Block Party premieres Friday, June 20th at 7PM EST.