WQHT HOT 97 FM, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B, hosted “The Tip-Off” last night to a sold out crowd at the world-renowned Theater at Madison Square Garden. Puff Daddy and Snoop Dogg led the electric line-up of Hip Hop superstars and music’s elite as New Yorkers and fans in town for All-Star came together to kick off the biggest weekend in basketball. Presented by Beats by Dre, “The Tip-Off” was the premier event to be at Thursday night. The vibe of the crowd was electrifying, with everyone on their feet roaring! “The Tip-Off” was the show to end all shows of All-Star weekend.
The surprise appearances were some of the biggest highlights of the night: Puff brought out his own son, Christian Combs, who proved dad’s dance moves run in the family; Kanye West touched down for a special performance of “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” as his wife, Kim Kardashian, proudly looked on from the side; Dr. Dre joined Snoop for “Nothin’ But a G Thang” and “Next Episode”, while the king of Queens, Nas, stopped by to perform “Hate Me Now”; R&B group 112 had “Peaches & Cream” trending; and Puff named Big Sean the next Ciroc Boy, after which he performed his hit song, “IDFWU”. The night came to an end as Faith Evans joined Puff and Snoop on stage for an inspiring rendition of “I’ll Be Missing You” alongside the Love Fellowship choir led by WLIB’s Bishop Hezekiah Walker. Puff and Snoop closed out the show by bringing out all of their friends for an electrifying performance of “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems”.
“The Tip-Off” is presented by Beats by Dre, and made HOT by Adidas, Dello Russo Laser Vision, MetroPlus Health Plan, Twix, Jimmy Jazz, and COBA.