Rap Contest Being Held by Snoop Dogg and Internet Security Firm Symantec
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If you think that politics makes for strange bedfellows, take a look at the effort to raise public awareness about cybercrime. Because we’ve seen no stranger pairing than the partnership between rapper Snoop Dogg (of Snoop Doggy Dogg fame) and Internet security outfit Symantec, of Norton Antivirus fame.

In their “Hack is Wack” (“wack” as in “wacky”, even though we think it should be “Hack is Whack” as in “we’re going to whack those hackers” – but what do you expect from someone who spells it “Dogg” instead of “Snoop Dog”?) contest, average Joes and Janes can submit a rap-like anti-cybercrime message of any length under two minutes, in the hopes of winning a prize that includes a tricked-out laptop, a trip for two to LA to meet with Snoop’s management, and two tickets to a Snoop Dogg concert. Woof.


Explains the Dogg / Norton HackIsWack.com site:

A panel of Norton representatives along with Snoop’s management will judge videos based on originality, creativity and how well they convey the anti-cybercrime message. At the end of the contest, a grand prize winner will be selected and receive two tickets with accommodations to a Snoop concert, the opportunity to meet his management or agent and a super cool Toshiba laptop.

Here’s the video – if you want to play, go to [Page no longer available – we have linked to the archive.org version instead] website, where you can also check out the contest entries.

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Snoop Dogg in the BLK MKT Truck talking about the Rap Contest from Hack is Wack on Vimeo.

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