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    VH1 Hip Hop Honors Celebrity Hoops

    October 7th 2007

    By Anita S. Nixon

    It was the Old Skool versus the New School at the VH1 Hip Hop Honors Celebrity Hoops basketball game. It went down this Sunday at Long Island University, Brooklyn campus. The rules were out the window for this game. It was all about having fun and raising money for the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club charity. Ebro Darden, the HOT 97 Program Director was the coach for the New School team as well as rapper Juelz Santana. The New School included DJ Webstar, DJ Envy, Lyfe Jennings, Ray Lavender, Dawn Richards from Danity Kane, Red Café and others. The Old School team, coached by Hip Hop legend Grandmaster Melle Mel, included LA Sunshine, Luv Bug Starski, Chubb Rock and even Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s dad and manager. Actor Julito McCullum from HBO’s The Wire and Tone Wop aka Aunt Jackie were the celeb referees. Chrisette Michelle sang the national anthem and Common was present for the tip off. After the first quarter, HOT 97’s Untouchable Shorties dance team hyped up the crowd. At the Half time, Swizz Beatz performed bringing out Cassidy, who performed “Drink N’ My Two Step.” At the third the HOT 97 Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band tore it down, performing their versions of songs like Umbrella by Rihanna and Crank Dat (Superman) by Soulja Boy.

    The New School came away with the win, scoring 61 points to the Old Skool’s 55. R&B cutie, Ray Lavender was voted MVP, after scoring 26 points. A gift bag worth $3000 was awarded to Lavender presented by the rambunctious diva herself, New York. If you missed the game, don’t forget to tune into the VH1 Hip Honors airing this Monday at 10pm. Check out HOT97.com for footage from the game and to see some of your favorite stars backstage!

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