The famous online video sharing service YouTube announced today the winners of the OnTheRise RAP competition which was meant to choose the best artists who uploaded their clips on the Google product's page. The winner of the competition who received a trip to New York, a contract with G-Unit/Interscope Records and some other prizes, was selected by 50 Cent, Common and Polow da Don.
The contest was quite attractive because it showed once again that YouTube can represent one of the best ways to find new talented singers who can become super stars if they have this chance. The winner was Conceit who uploaded the 'Scissors & Glue' clip. The video recorded 95,465 views, 523 comments and was rated as favorite 330 times.
"Thanks and a big shout out to everyone who voted on my video, and also a major thank you to 50 Cent and YouTube for helping me shine," said Conceit. "The other artists in the top 20 were first class emcees and it was a privilege to be part of this with them. A special thank you to all the SF Bay Area heads that have always supported me and my crew, you get all my love."
YouTube was acquired by Google in October 2006 for $1.65 billion and since then, it has become a real video encyclopedia accessible for free. What's more interesting is that the entire world talks about YouTube and almost everybody is accessing the video sharing service with different purposes.
While famous persons such as P. Diddy and Justin Timberlake turn to YouTube to find new employees and singers, police officers from all around the world use the service to publish surveillance clips and get the registered members' help to resolve the case. The YouTube community is always looking to communicate and help the uploaders so, if you ever need support, go over to YouTube and post a clip.