so yesterday I was invited and asked to be a celebrity Judge for the Pepsi, Undefeated, Union LA dunk contest which was held at the London Hotel in west hollywood. it was a dope ass event as soon as you walked into the venue…. this used to be the Bel Age hotel for you OG hollywood cats, but now it’s a way more chic boutique hotel…
so anyways, there were 8 contestants who ranged from tastemakers to clothing brand owners from Black Scale, Hot Air, Rogue Status, Clae and more… my man Coltrane was the host of the event along with my boy Eddie Cruz. the judges were Chi McBride, myself and Keith Huf(who I think didn’t show, so James Bond of UNDFTD took his place)
the contest was 2 against 2 and each winner would advance from 8 contestants down to the final 2 obviously….. Sal Barbier took it easily with few perfect 10’s. I forgot to mention that the rim was 8 feet high. lol. fyi. my reach is 8′ 2″ BUT IT WAS ALL FOR FUN! btw, Yo from Rogue status tried to bribe me and james bond with a $20 bill each…. CMON FAM! you came with some weak ass dunks! but your comedy was unheralded! shoulda at least gave me a cnote!
the winner won a $1,000 gift certificate to UNDFTD/Union LA
the event turnout was crazy dope, lots of key heads showed up and I got to see so many og familiar faces. I was honored to be involved in the event and they gave each contestant/judge a fresh ass gift bag. I MEAN CRAZY FRESH.
there was a surprise performance for the event who performed at 6pm and it was Mos Def. I was not expecting that at all, he did about 4 songs and killed it. his vibe was crazy positive and his steez was a mix between some south african/brazillian man look. drinks poured all day compliments to sobe, pepsi and belvedere…. my man dj reflex was killin it on the 1’s and 2’s all day.
Chi being the announcer, the hotel had to tell him to chill on the cuss words. lol. he was clowning!
chi gettin ready for a lot of dame dashing (shit talking)
the bribe money Yo from Rogue Status tried to put on me…. lol
the judges…. me, chi, james
and last but not least….
shout outs to: dj adam 12, dj muggs, dj reflex, eddie cruz, james bond, chi mcbride, coltrane, kevion, alana, jason, mazik, arsen, bee nguyen, yo, evil monito, kev lee from monster cable and damn sorry if I forgot to mention y’all. it was so many of y’all.
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