Hip-hop may be made in the studio, but the deals happen in offices and boardrooms, as witnessed in this candid documentary from producers Tony Dofat and Heavy D. With unprecedented access, their cameras follow some of the genre's biggest names. Interviews with Timbaland, Russell Simmons, P. Diddy, Method Man and others reveal the true story behind the creative process and the decisions that shape the industry.
Looking at the lives of former and current football players, the show follows former superstar Spencer Strasmore as he gets his life on track in retirement while mentoring other current and former players through the daily grind of the business of football.
Ballers is a weekly BET sports-oriented talk show, hosted by former NBA player John Salley, former NFL player Hugh Douglas, and comedian Guy Torry. The show also has a female presence with DJ Rashida's "girl's booth" as well as Claudia Jordan serving as correspondent.
Several Chicago-area women who are entrepreneurs and mothers of young basketball stars do whatever it takes to make sure their businesses succeed, and they have the same mindset with their hoop prodigies.
Converse Band of Ballers is a celebrity 3-on-3 basketball tournament on MTV2. The tournament features some of the biggest names in hip-hop and music. Teams compete for a chance to win the "Golden Speaker Trophy". The 2011 Converse Band of Ballers was hosted by MTV News correspondent Sway, with play-by-play commentary by Bobbito Garcia, and music provided by DJ D-Nice. Challengers for the 2011 title were teams assembled by YMCMB, Matt & Kim, Wiz Khalifa, Chiddy Bang and 2-time defending champion Jim Jones.