Ice Cube, T.I. and More Help Kick Off ‘VH1 Hip Hop Squares’
Hip-hop is adding its flavor to a revamped version of the classic game show Hollywood Squares.
Thanks to Ice Cube, the exec producer, VH1 Hip Hop Squares will feature the biggest names in hip-hop, comedy and entertainment as they come to play and test their pop culture knowledge against celebrity contestants in neighboring squares.
Ice Cube, T.I., Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana, Nelly, Tyga, T- Pain, Master P, Cardi B, Yung Joc, Machine Gun Kelly, Safaree, Da Brat, Joe Budden, Dreezy and Wale are among the more than 50 special guests taking part in the show this season.
In the show's first episode, models Tyson Beckford and Don Benjamin compete against one another for big bucks that will go to their respective fans. "What gangster accessory do Wiz, Big Boi and Snoop have in common?" host DeRay Davis asks celebrity square Bobby Brown. His answer? "Bongs." Benjamin agrees with the R&B singer since the three rappers all smoke weed, but Brown's answer turns out to be incorrect. The "gangster accessory" is actually a French bulldog. Sorry, Don.
The follow-up episode finds Love & Hip Hop Hollywood couple Ray J and Princess going head to head. DeRay asks T.I. "Who has more biological children: Flavor Flav or Kris Jenner?" Tip jokes he has the most kids but chooses the Public Enemy hype man, which turns out to be correct. Ray J wins this round.
With Biz Markie handling the music, dancers busting a move in between rounds and jokes thrown around left and right by the likes of comedians Michael Blackson, Affion Crockett, DC Young Fly and more, this series is a must-see.
VH1 Hip Hop Squares kicks off with two new episodes on Mon., March 13 at 9PM ET/PT.