Freestyle your 
way to success.

Win a single record deal and $10,000!

Verizon is teaming up with music mogul Kevin Liles and mega producer London on da Track to bring back the art of freestyle with the #freestyle50challenge – a nationwide emcee competition. 

The #freestyle50challenge celebrates the roots of hip hop and the evolution of culture. We want to discover that one artist who has the potential to be a new voice for hip hop.

Think you have what it takes? Here’s how to enter:

  • Post a video of yourself freestyling to Tee Grizzley’s “No Effort” instrumental on Twitter or Instagram.  

  • Use the hashtag #freestyle50challenge and tag @Verizon. Deadline for entry is August 4. 

  • The nation’s top eight freestylers will have the opportunity to battle it out at a live #freestyle50 cypher event in Los Angeles. 
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One winner will receive:
  • A single record deal with 300 Entertainment produced by London on da Track
  • $10,000 cash
  • The chance to open for a 300 Entertainment artist on tour

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Time left to enter the challenge:

Post your video to Twitter and Instagram before 11:59 pm ET Friday, August 4.

Don’t forget to tag #freestyle50challenge and mention @verizon.

Watch Kevin Liles introduce the #freestyle50challenge.

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#Freestyle50 guidelines:

  • Performances will be judged based on lyricism, creativity, originality and flow.
  • Only one person per video.
  • Keep it clean – no profanity.

Meet last year’s winner: Tre Da Kid

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A 29-year-old rapper from Annapolis, Maryland, Tre Da Kid beat out thousands of other lyricists to win the 2016 #freestyle50 grand prize. Tre went on to record his first single – “Run It” – with London On Da Track and he even got to perform at Hot 97’s Summer Jam in New York.

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The #freestyle50challenge was inspired by Verizon’s new prepaid plan exclusively at Walmart where you can get 8GB of data for just $50 per month, plus taxes and fees.  

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No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older to enter. See complete official rules.

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