From Lameka Lucas:
For Immediate Release
MTV2’S SUCKER FREE COUNTDOWN TO HONOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH EPISODES CELEBRATING THE LEGACY OF HIP HOP BEGINNING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 AT 11PM ET/PT
Throughout the Month, Sucker Free Countdown to Feature Guest Appearances by Peter & Corey Gunz, Talib Kweli, Dipset, Slaughterhouse and Snoop Dogg
NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2011) – MTV2’s “Sucker Free Countdown” will celebrate the legacy of hip hop’s brightest stars during Black History Month and their commitment to continuing the rich heritage of the genre. Throughout the month, DJ Envy will host emcee’s with proven track records of greatness along with one whose star is on the rise. Guest appearances will include Peter & Corey Gunz, Talib Kweli, Dipset, Slaughterhouse, Snoop Dogg and more.
Sucker Free’s Black History Month celebration will culminate with “Sucker Free Week: Hip Hop N Hoops – Legacy” beginning Sunday, February 20th though Sunday, February 27th. The week will include “Sucker Free Daily” videos that highlight rappers the love of the game, hip hop culture and testimonials from celebrities and fans alike on the importance of hip hop in 2011 and be capped off with an off-the-court look at the NBA All-Star Weekend.
Sucker Free Countdown: Black History Month - Legacy will feature the following “in-the-family” programming:
Sunday February 6 at 11:00pm ET/PT
BHM: Legacy “Generations”
Guests: Peter & Cory Gunz
Hip hop is breeding generations. Peter and Cory Gunz stop by the Sucker Free studio to talk about their father-son relationship evolving in and out of the spotlight. Cory speaks to the way his father’s experience has helped mold his own career, while Peter praises his son’s lyricism and artist development by describing his son as a “freak of nature.”
Sunday, February 13 at 11pm ET/PT
BHM: Legacy “Crews”
Dipset & Slaughterhouse
In this crews themed episode, Slaughterhouse will make an appearance to discuss the hip hop greats that have influenced their career and the up-and-coming artists that viewers should put on their radar. Sucker Free fans will also hear from Harlem’s finest when Dipset members talk about their respect for hip hop.
Sunday, February 20 at 11:00pm ET/PT
BHM: Legacy - Sucker Free Week “Hip Hop N Hoops”
Guest: Talib Kweli
One of hip-hop’s most socially conscious rappers, Talib Kweli takes a break from performing new material off his new album Gutter Rainbows to talk about the continual importance of recognizing Black History Month. Sucker Free will also give viewers a sneak peek into the documentary, Blackout, about the infamous Rucker Park EBC Championship game between
Jay-Z and Fat Joe.
Tuesday, February 22 – 24 at 7:30am ET/PT
All week long, “Sucker Free Daily” will air videos that incorporate basketball themes from artist like Drake, Master P and Birdman. These baller-themed videos will feature cameos from notable basketball stars and feature basketball being played throughout the video.
Sunday, February 27 at 11pm ET/PT
BHM: Legacy – Sucker Free Week “Hip Hop N Hoops” from the NBA All-Star Weekend
Guests: Snoop Dogg and NBA All Stars
Sucker Free Week will wrap up on-location in Los Angeles, recapping some of the highlights from the 2011 NBA All-Star Game and taking viewers to the premiere of the anticipated documentary film, Blackout (www.theblackout.tv). During the show, celebrities take a break from the action to express their thoughts on Black History Month and the Legacies they are personally working to carry on. In addition, viewers can get the exclusive first look at the artist selected to grace the April XXL Freshmen 10 cover.
“Sucker Free” is Executive Produced by Eric Conte with Paul Ricci as Executive Producers. Candida Boyette acts as Sr. Producer for “Sucker Free.”
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