August 3 2011
There are four elements of hip hop and they are DJing, emceeing, break dancing, and graffiti arts. One of those elements, emceenig has now been incorporated into a new app for the iPhone, Android, Windows phone, and Nokia phones.
The name of the app is Rah Digga's Straight Spittin'. Former member of Busta Rhymes' Flip Mode squad, Rah Digga has teamed up with app developer Appalachian Apps to create a first of a kind app that recreates the art of rap battling. Straight Spittin' allows any aspiring rapper to battle another rapper from anywhere in the world. A participant can pick an opponent to battle, the beats, how many rounds, and whether the battle is freestyle or written. Others then can log on to the app and vote for the best rapper in a particular battle. The app is free, but you have an opportunity to purchase additional beats for your raps and battles. A winning rapper can even have a chance against rap celebrities. There is also a web-based version of Straight Spittin', where you can complete via your computer if you don't have a smartphone.
From the press release:
Straight Spittin' is the only audio-based battle rap application that allows aspiring rappers to battle in either freestyle or written form, to select different beats, verse length, and the number of rounds. The application anticipates today's busy MC, giving them the option to schedule battles ahead of time, leave verses in their opponent's inbox or just hone their skills in rehearsal mode. One of the most exciting features of the application is the option for the public to vote for winners. As MC's win more battles, they advance from "Unsigned Hype" to "Gold" and eventually "Platinum" status, where they'll be scouted for global battle competitions.
Here is a couple video explaining how to use the app.