News: Two teenagers from Harlem — DJ Webstar and Young B — have a recording contract with Universal Records after being discovered on YouTube. The duo’s popular rap song “Chicken Noodle Soup” became popular at Harlem teen venues. It even has its own dance.
Once videos of the song were uploaded onto YouTube, the popularity grew across the country, drawing hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube. (More here)
Analysis: Discovering undiscovered talent provides a benefit to society. To the extent technology like YouTube can facilitate the process, it should be applauded and cultivated. The story of “Chicken Noodle Soup” is just one of many examples of YouTube helping to discover undiscovered talent.
As far as the rap and dance “Chicken Noodle Soup” go, it’s a fun tune, but not necessarily one of my favorites.