VIBE pal and rapper DeStorm Power is being taxed for what he use to make annually. If you're not familiar with DeStorm, he basically turned his life around from a tiny-ass empty apartment to a big house and broads on each arm thanks to the Internets, posting viral videos that have helped him amass some 1.5 million subscribers on his YouTube page.
The online sensation is back with his "Watch Me" contest. Power wants fans to help him complete his latest track "Turn Down For What?" by creating a verse he's left blank. The wannabe Jay-Z who turns up with the best 16 bars wins not only the collabo with DeStorm but also some mentions on VIBE and a money sandwich for their wallet.
DeStorm will choose the top 10-15 finalists who will then be at the mercy of his popping online fanbase -- 235,000+ Facebook fans and all those YouTube heads we already told you about -- for the final count and win. Official rules below. Turn up and good luck.
Watch Me 2013 Official Rules:
1. To qualify you must upload a video with you in it as a response to this "Watch Me 2013" video (starting from after my verse ends).
2. entrants cannot submit more than once. If you feel a second performance is stronger, the first must be deleted from the contest.
3. 10-15 finalist will be chosen and the deadline to submit all entries is 8-5-2013. Winners will be chosen soon after.
4. Grand prize winner will be featured on a song with me. The song will be released on my "DeStorm" music channel and possibly my new mixtape.
5. Powered by Vibe: the grand prize winner will also receive a write up and/or video recognizing his/her skills in the Watch Me contest in an effort to promote the winner career. Vibe will also be granting 3 cash prizes of:
$1000 to the grand prize winner.
$500 to the runner up.
$250 2nd runner up.
6. Contestants will be judged on lyrical skill, audience engagement, originality, video quality, and overall star appeal.
7.ALL ENTREES MUST BE TITLED #WatchMe2013 then artist name (ex. #WatchMe2013 - DeStorm). Please have "watch me 2013" in your tags. This will make it easier for me to find thru all the spam videos.
8. There is no age limit, genre or language limitations, if you're dope you're dope.
9. OFFICIAL CONTEST DOWNLOAD HERE: http://snd.sc/12hykJf
NOTE: Last year many videos and verses were rushed. This is a huge opportunity for a talented artist so take time and pride in your presentations. If Tweeting at me please include #watchme2013.