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VIBE PRESENTS “THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE” COMPETITION

to Host an Interactive, -Style Tournament
Giving Fans the Opportunity to Crown the True King or Queen of Hip Hop —

WHO: VIBE Presents “THE RAPPER ALIVE” Competition
Lil Wayne Claimed It”¦Jay-Z Owns It”¦But What About Eminem or Andre 3000?
Nas, T.I., or ? Snoop, Lupe Fiasco, or”¦? LET THE FANS DECIDE!

WHAT: VIBE readers will be given the opportunity to decide who’s the best rapper in the game as VIBE Presents the “The Best Rapper Alive” competition. This interactive, NCAA-style tournament will pit the top 64 MCs recording today against each other in a head-to-head battle.

VIBE.com will host the tournament with winners of each match-up being determined by fan votes online. VIBE readers can also fill out the brackets provided on page 103 of the August 2008 REAL ISSUE and mail in to cast their vote.

Each round will last one and the winner of each match-up will be announced on VIBE.com. At the end of five weeks, a king or queen will be crowned, and the champion will be announced in VIBE’s November 2008 issue.

WHERE: www.vibe.com

WHEN: Monday, July 14th Monday, July 21st
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