Flipmode may no longer be the squad it used to be, but that hasn’t stopped former First Lady Rah Digga from doing her thing. Last year she dropped Classic, her third solo album. This year she’s dropping…an iPhone app? If there’s anything I’ve learned from rap over the years, it’s to diversify your investments (also, it can help you cut in line at the bathroom). And an iPhone app is a refreshing change from all the clothing lines, rims, luxury watches, and liquors that rappers tend to throw their weight behind.
Rah has always been known as a gifted lyricist and battle rapper, and her new iPhone app reflects that. Called Straight Spittin and developed in conjunction with Appalachian Apps, it allows aspiring rappers to battle in either freestyle or written form, select different beats, verse length, and the number of rounds per battle. Conveniently battles can be scheduled ahead of time or pre-recorded and sent to your rivals inbox. But the coolest thing about the app is that your battles don’t just happen in a vacuum: the public can actually vote on them and determine the winner. As you win more battles you advance in rank, eventually being able to compete in global battle competitions. Who knows…if this takes off, you’re next favorite rapper’s favorite rapper might have been discovered through this iPhone app.
Straight Spittin is available on Android, iPhones, Blackberrys, and even Nokia phones from their respective marketplaces.
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