By Alex Galbraith
We’ve all been there.
You want to be a famous rapper but (from the 10 minutes you saw of 8 Mile) underground rap battles look scary and you would stick out like a sore thumb at any legitimate exchange of rhyming barbs. “Do I even OWN a hoodie?” you ask yourself, before once again shelving any dreams of cypher superstardom.
Well, worry no longer, timid track-rippers. Shore Productions has heard your cries.
Their new Rap Wars app (available for iPhone and Android) brings the time-honored rap battle tradition into the 21st century, allowing the illest of introverts to spread their skills via smartphone, tablet, or the web.
Aspiring beat-slayers can upload their raps, publish new tracks on Facebook and Twitter, battle other rappers remotely, join in a cypher, and submit beats. Other users can rate uploaded raps to decide who is “Rap King.”
The app comes in free and $1.99 versions. The paid version is ad-free and comes with 100 Beat Creds (the app’s official currency) for purchasing new beats.
Haven’t had a chance to upgrade to the latest in phone tech? That doesn’t mean you can’t join in the action. Rap Wars is available on the web as well!