Naughty By Nature announced a deal with Microsoft this week in which the group would promote their new Windows HTC Touch Pro 2 mobile device.
With the help of the popular 90s rap group, the software giant will launch a worldwide promotional giveaway, beginning on June 15 through July 15, where people get a chance to win the new device.
“As a fan of Microsoft products, I’m super pumped about Naughty’s promotion with Windows Mobile,” Naughty member, Vinnie Brown, said in a statement. “I’m a Windows Mobile power user and eager to educate others about the future of mobile computing. This is just the beginning.”
People can enter the contest by signing up on Facebook (Facebook.com/WindowsMobile) and become a fan. Winners will be selected randomly at the end of the contest with the grand prize winner receiving the new HTC Touch Pro 2 Windows Mobile Device preloaded with a custom Naughty by Nature theme, and their new single “Get To Know Me Better,” and a chance to see them perform live in Los Angeles on August 15th at the Nokia Theatre, as well as a Naughty Gear Prize Pack.
The device is outfitted with zero-wait push internet and the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional system, which they claim is “perfect for the business person on the go, the tech savvy wiz and the music loving teen, making it perfect for every user.”
This isn’t the first time Microsoft has aligned themselves with hip-hop artists. Last December, Chicago rapper Common announced a partnership with the company for a clothing line called Softwear.