The Road Rap n’ Rhyme Contest, OR, How Johnny’s rap career came to a screeching halt

As you guys know, I did a road blog for back in July. What you don’t know is that, shortly before leaving for my trip, I was asked to put together a rap about an upcoming contest they were having. Well, the contest just got underway, and there is my terrible, terrible, terrible rap on the main page. It is painful to watch, and the word coming from the streets is that my rap career from here on out should be about as succesful as Brian Austin Green’s. Whatever, the point is that you people can win a free 7 day trip to the Dominican Republic by rapping or rhyming about traffic. Seriously. You people are so lucky I am ineligible, because otherwise I would make a most triumphant return to the rap game. The press release for the contest is after the jump.

The leading provider of free personalized traffic information coast to
coast is asking site users to share their best, worst, or most
interesting road trip experiences expressed in poetry or song. Anyone
in’s 50 metropolitan areas across the U.S. can tell us what
they really think about the traffic they encounter every day or on
holiday road trips. Users can simply log-on to to submit
their tales from the road. Submitters must enter their poems, songs or
stories as text, and can add pictures, audio, or even video.

All entries will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and
style. will select the top 15 semi-finalists and then it’s
the driving public’s turn! users will vote for their
favorite entries and select the Grand Prize winner and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
place runners up who will each win an all-expense paid Apple Vacation to
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The Grand Prize winner will receive an 8 day/7 night Apple Vacation and
stay at an all inclusive resort destination, Sunscape The Beach Punta
Cana, in the Dominican Republic. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runners up will
each receive a 4 day/3 night vacation. For official rules, submission
requirements and other guidelines, one can log onto .