August 16, 2007 12:07 AM by Joe Blackmon
Mic check one two, one two! On August 30th at 10pm ET/PT MTV
introduces “Celebrity Rap Superstar” a brand new, live competition
series that’s sure to keep hip-hop fans sitting on the edge of their
seats. Viewers will get to witness some of today’s hottest celebrities
as they’re transformed into skillful lyricists. This star-studded cast
will include Celebrity Mentors: Tone Loc, Paul Wall, Warren G and more;
Celebrity Contestants: Perez Hilton and more. Each week the
celebrities and their personal rap mentors will work together on honing
their rapping skills. Viewers can meet the cast, access the show blog,
and see exclusive cast interviews by visiting MTV.com. They can also
text and call in toll free to vote for their favorite celebrity each
week on MTV Mobile.
This live weekly competition series will pair eight contestants with their own rap mega-star mentor who will share their knowledge and skills, preparing the celebrity contestants with the technique they need to master this art form. For eight weeks the contestants originating from their respective industries of TV, film, music and sports, will strut their stuff in front of a live studio audience and an expert panel of judges. The contestants will then perform covers of some of the biggest rap songs of all time, create original raps and be tested in freestyle rap competitions. Following each week’s performances the viewing audience will vote for their favorite contestant and the person with the least amount of votes will be eliminated until the rapper with the best skills is chosen as the winner.
The competition will be as fierce as it is exciting with surprise guest artists, behind-the-scenes battles, weekly rap throw-downs and a multitude of weekly innovations, just some of the other ingredients that are sure to make “Celebrity Rap Superstar” a household name.