Velvety Voiced Homeless Man Lands Viral Fame
A video detailing his story of recovery and redemption -- and demonstrating his impeccable, almost predestined radio voice -- has garnered over 5 million views in two days. (Check it out after the break.) Williams now reportedly faces an inundation of real and lucrative business propositions, including a $10,000 ad contract, a telethon appearance and even rumors of a potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The immediate star now reportedly has an agent, Al Battle, and could transition his love for radio into a full-time gig.
So, farewell, Basil and Rainbow Guy. While your glory may be fleeting, Williams looks like one viral star who may actually extend his 15 minutes of Web fame.