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[08/15/07 - 10:00 AM]
Celebrities Battle It Out and Learn to Spit Lyrics from the Biggest Names in Hip Hop in MTV's "Celebrity Rap Superstar" Premiering on Thursday, August 30th at 10pm ET/PT
Perez Hilton, Tone Loc, Warren G and Paul Wall are among those set to mentor and compete.

[via press release from MTV]

CELEBRITIES BATTLE IT OUT AND LEARN TO SPIT LYRICS FROM THE BIGGEST NAMES IN HIP HOP IN MTV'S "CELEBRITY RAP SUPERSTAR" PREMIERING ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 30TH AT 10PM ET/PT

Featuring Perez Hilton, Tone Loc, Warren G, Paul Wall & More

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.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom International Inc., is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services � MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 80 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.





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[12/08/16 - 05:43 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 04:36 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 02:32 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 02:09 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 01:46 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 12:15 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 12:03 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 12:03 PM]
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[12/08/16 - 11:55 AM]
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[12/08/16 - 11:12 AM]
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[12/08/16 - 10:32 AM]
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[12/08/16 - 10:07 AM]
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[12/08/16 - 10:04 AM]
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[12/08/16 - 10:03 AM]
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[12/08/16 - 10:01 AM]
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