In Rhyme We Trust VH1 Announces the Return of 'FREESTYLE 59' - The Ultimate Online Search for the Next Great Rap Lyricist
The 2006 'FREESTYLE 59' King or Queen To Be Crowned At 'VH1 Hip Hop Honors'
In New York and Awarded $10,000
NEW YORK, July 19 -- This summer is set to be a scorcher
as VH1 announces the return of "FREESTYLE 59," an online video-upload
contest setting out to find the hottest and best undiscovered hip hop
talent in the country.
"FREESTYLE 59" challenges MCs across the nation to show off their best
rhymes in 59 seconds or less. Beginning July 19 through August 21,
contestants can post their videos for consideration at
Five finalists will be selected and viewers will decide through online
and mobile voting who has what it takes to be crowned the winner. Beginning
September 12, one finalist will be voted out of the competition each week
until two MCs remain. The final two contestants will be flown to New York
to attend the taping of the third annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." The winner
will be announced during the broadcast of "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" on October
17 at 9PM* and will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to meet one of
VH1's 2006 hip hop honorees.
Hosted by Ice T, this year's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," will pay tribute to
Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie
Boys, Ice Cube, and Eazy E. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's
pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a
cultural phenomenon. The music and influence of each of the honorees will
be recognized through performances by classic artists in collaboration with
today's hottest new talent.
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