VH1.com Gives You 59 Seconds to Freestyle


VH1 is bringing back online video-upload contest “Freestyle 59.”

From now through Aug. 21, MCs can show off their best rhymes in 59 seconds or less by posting their videos online (freestyle59.vh1.com).

Five finalists will be selected, and viewers will decide the winner through online and mobile voting. Beginning Sept. 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, and the winner will be announced during that event’s Oct. 17 at 9 p.m.

The winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to meet one of the network’s honorees.