PRINCETON, N.J., May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After more than 200,000 YouTube votes, four regional contests and plenty of Magnum®-sized rhymes, the makers of Trojan® Brand Condoms and GRAMMY-winning entertainer Ludacris have announced the five winners of the Magnum® "Live Large" Project 2. The emcees, voted in by users on YouTube, will perform live on stage alongside Ludacris in front of 20,000 fans at Miami's Spring Fest music festival on May 29th.
Rappers Marv Won from Detroit, PH from Brooklyn, N.Y., LMS from Miami, Prince EA of St. Louis and Dirtbag Dan from San Jose, Calif., topped a talented field of nearly 1,800 emcees to be crowned this year's champions. The project gives emerging musicians the opportunity to show the world how they exude the Magnum® "live large" lifestyle every day by taking care of business, pleasure, their partner and themselves.
"I know first-hand how it was being an aspiring artist, and I'm a firm believer in the Magnum® 'Live Large' Project and the opportunity the makers of Magnum® Condoms are giving these emcees," said Magnum® "Live Large" Project ambassador, Ludacris. "Their hard work is finally paying off and I can't wait to see them show the world how they 'live large' on the big stage in Miami."
The makers of Magnum® Condoms hit the road this spring, hosting emcee competitions in Detroit, San Francisco, New York and Miami, calling on aspiring rappers to come out and compete. The artists competed in live freestyle battles, where the top three rappers from each city were selected to appear on YouTube for a national vote to uncover the top rapper in each region.
Emcees that could not make it to the live events were invited to enter via the Magnum® at-large YouTube contest, where they could download sample tracks to create a video performing a song that embodied the Magnum® "live large" lifestyle. Of the nearly 1,800 YouTube entries, fans online voted Prince EA to the top of the list.
"These artists are incredibly talented, creative and really do stand out from the pack," said Bruce Tetreault, Trojan® Group Product Manager. "They've all stayed authentic to who they are, and truly live up to the Magnum® gold standard."
The Magnum® "Live Large" Project is part of an ongoing commitment from the makers of Magnum® Condoms to provide a variety of audiences with the tools they need to enjoy a sexually healthy lifestyle. For more information, please go to www.MAGNUMLiveLarge.com.
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