Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
1/31/2007 7:15:11 AM
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The Internet phenomenon continues for comedic actor and rapper Jamie Kennedy and his rap partner Stu Stone, creators of the hit MTV reality series "Blowin' Up." The duo's video for "Circle Circle Dot Dot" -- from their Warner Bros. Records debut album "Blowin' Up" -- was the number one music video on YouTube, for the week of January 22, and is currently the sixth most viral music video on the Internet according to the Viral Video Charts. The clip can be found at http://youtube.com/watch?v=O-tkqpHnxTI.
The "Circle Circle Dot Dot" video, a stop-motion animated clip featuring characters made out of building blocks, was created by Australian animator Nate Burr in just two days. Burr entered and won a contest run by Warner Bros. Records that was announced on YourTube News, a user-created channel on YouTube that highlights community news and events.
Kennedy, Stone, and Warner Bros. Records New Media department launched the contest in response to the growing number of YouTube users around the world who were already uploading their own inspired videos for "Circle Circle Dot Dot" to YouTube ever since "Blowin' Up" aired on MTV and the album was released in July 2006.
"We wanted to continue to showcase YouTube users' talents," Kennedy says. "We have so much respect and admiration for the YouTube community and we were honored when we saw people from all over the world filming themselves dancing to our music."
Burr's clip, composed of 3,000 individual frames using equipment as simple as a webcam and off the shelf software, quickly racked up several YouTube honors, including "#1 most-viewed music video," "#1 most-requested music video," "#3 most-viewed overall video," "#1 rated video," and "#1 most discussed video." Described by users as "the best video I have ever seen on YouTube," the clip is also featured on the Viral Video Chart, which rates Internet-wide videos, at Number Six (http://www.viralvideochart.com/more/music).
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