MoTV, Inc.

July 31, 2009 21:29 ET

One World Hip Hop Championship Semifinal Round to Be Broadcasted Sunday, August 23rd at 2:30 ET on MTV2

Search for World's Best Rapper Continues as Four Contestants Vie for Million Dollar Prize; MoTV1 Seeking Season Two Contestants Now

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - July 31, 2009) - One World Hip Hop Championship (1whhc) has announced its air date for the semifinal round of their competition to find the World's Best Rapper. The episode will be aired on August 23rd at 2:30 pm ET. Four contestants will compete in two multi round battles in this episode. Following the broadcast, viewers will vote by mobile text to determine who the final two contestants are. The final two contestants will compete in the finals to see who is crowned champion of season 1.

Parry P, Host of the show, says, "We never knew that this would stick as well as it has. The show has been solid and the contestants possess true hip hop skills in the rap department. The contest was opened to signed and unsigned artists so whoever wins will be recognized as the best. This contest is judged by the people so the winner is the people's champ. Period end of story. We have hundreds of thousands that have casted their votes already through their cell phones. The rappers that say they are the best become nothing more than artists that make a claim versus staking a claim. It's too bad that labels are too afraid to let their artists enter because they are worried about protecting their investments and don't want them exposed versus a hungry rapper who possesses true rhyming skills. I've been in this game since it started and the way I see it, you can't be the champion of something you never fought for."

The media property has been an overwhelming success to date with the participation of hip hop icons Kevin Black, E 40, Supernatural, Mr. Fab, Whoo Kidd, 40 Glock, and others in the project that is owned by MOTV Incorporated and broadcasted on Sundays on MTV2 following the legendary "Sucker Free Countdown." The show is hosted by Parry P and Mena Heaven.

"Each day another opportunity presents itself to us," says Jospeh Pignatelli, Sr Executive Vice President of MOTV1, the company that owns and developed the show series. "Hip Hop has truly embraced the idea of finding out who the best rapper in the true sense is. Our company sees tremendous growth potential for the 1WHHC in the trademark, syndication, label imprint, clothing, and live event sectors going forward and we are working diligently to review the opportunities presented carefully so we continue to make the right decisions going forward. We thank MTV2 for supporting us by giving it a valid home for our first season."

Because of an overwhelming response from potential contestants for season two, which begins at the end of September, 1WHHC is now accepting submissions for season two at Thousands entered the first season and more are expected to enter in the second season.

Motv1 management has also announced that there is a tour in the works that will include a mixture of the last five contestants and several established artists as headliners. Details will be made available as venues and artists complete contractual agreements.

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