02/25/2013 05:01 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

YouTube Stars Take To MTV To Premiere Music Videos (WATCH)

As a bonafide YouTube star, DeStorm is still cranking out roughly nine videos a week, including his daily vlogs, video on his second channel, and a big music video on his main channel.

He put out his mixtape last year as a gratitude for his fans. "I wanted to just give the people something for free for sticking around with me for this much time." His latest mixtape includes collaborations with other known online names like Chester See and Ray William Johnson. "Personally, it's like a coming out party for me," he says of these tracks. "It's empowerment [...] It's not really talking about me. It's talking about everybody," he says of the big "I'm King Kong" lyric.

Instead of simply using his huge subscriber base to create buzz around the music, he took a different approach premiering the music video for his single King Kong on MTV. "We're gonna get the numbers up and then I'm gonna try to get every video to premiere on MTV because we're gonna bring music back to MTV... It's going to go onto my YouTube channel 24 hours later."

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