SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) April 14, 2007
The grand prize winner in the TurboTax TaxRap contest, Pulfer's entry, "It's Just a Breeze...G," was selected by guest judge Vanilla Ice from more than 370 homemade rap videos.
"If you need a dollar, holler, 'cuz I got a lot back," Pulfer raps in his video, which will be showcased on the homepage of http://www.YouTube.com on April 15.
"This video stood out as one of the most individual and creative entries," said Vanilla Ice. "The lyrical content, his style as a rapper - he put it all together and had some fun with it."
In addition, Carl Tietze from Portland, Ore., was named the $5,000 first-place winner, and Rhett McLaughlin and Zink Neal from Fuquay-Verina, N.C., were the $1,000 second-place winners. The winners were selected from the 13 finalists who garnered top votes from YouTube viewers.
Intuit (Nasdaq:INTU), maker of TurboTax, the most-trusted tax preparation software, sponsored the TaxRap contest, which ran from Feb. 8 to March 30 on YouTube and at http://www.TheTaxRap.com. Collectively, the rap videos were viewed more than 2.5 million times. Intuit launched the contest with an original rap video by Vanilla Ice, titled "TurboTax Mojo," which garnered more than 1 million views with homepage takeovers on YouTube, ranking as the most viewed entertainment video in its debut week.
For TaxRap fans, a free "best of" TaxRap compilation audio download will be available via iTunes at http://audio.TheTaxRap.com.
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Please note: Digital clip of winning video "It's Just a Breeze...G" and audio of call from Vanilla Ice to winner are available.