Hollywood Squares was never all that complicated, and the stakes never really very high — which is probably why the show ran for so long in so many different iterations. Last night’s premiere of Hip-Hop Squares, MTV2’s version that trades in minor TV stars in favor of rap legends, ran much the same way.
Last night’s panel featured Fat Joe, DJ Khaled, Kat Graham, Donnell Rawlings, Tech N9ne, Ghostface Killah, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, and MGK. As is typical of Squares, some panelists had to simply sit there and look pretty, which was the case with Tech and Rawlings (and Graham only got in on the action in the show’s final round). As for the rest of the group, Fat Joe and Ghostface both acquitted themselves quite nicely, though the evening really belonged to Gambino (which makes sense, considering that he has made most of his bones as an actor and a comedian). Easily the best exchange of last night’s premiere came when host Peter Rosenberg asked about the snatch and the clean and jerk in a filthy-minded inquiry about Olympic weightlifting. READ FULL STORY