Battleground Earth, Starring Ludacris and Tommy Lee, Premieres Thursday on TLC


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We've been waiting awhile for rock and rap to go head to head. And the time is finally here. This weekend the much anticipated Battleground Earth will premier starring Tommy Lee and Ludacris. Planet Green has challenged the two icons to join the newest trend in music: going green. They will go head to head in a battle against the toxic forces destroying Mother Earth as they travel across the United States on a 10-episode tour. With the help of their "ecorages" (aka: posses), various stars will assist them along the way as they work to get the word out about the environment.

So why is this going to be showdown?The contest is a 30-day challenge to see which "team" can do more to save the planet. The winner gets bragging rights and the opportunity to headline a concert, held at Griffith Park, to benefit its renewal after it was devastated by wildfire; the runner-up eats humble pie as the opening act. We heard from Planet Green that the concert raised more than $33,000, including a donation from Treeland.

So tune in next Thursday, August 7, as the Rap n' Roll show kicks-off at 10:00pm with "Raise the Roof," a contest involving solar power, and stay tuned to TreeHugger for more sneak peeks of Battleground Earth the rest of this week. After that, watch Battleground Earth on TLC, Thursdays at 8pm Eastern.

To view the complete schedule of Planet Green, visit the weekly schedule.

Bonus vid! Check out Ludacris and Tommy Lee warming up for their contest in this promotional spot.

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