5 Reasons Why You Should Buy...: "Straight Spittin'": "This Is An Opportunity For You To Put Together Your Roughest & Toughest 16 Bars"
Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 4:15PM
[As class is now back in session, SOHH is helping students make a strong return to school by bringing them some of the flyest gear to rock this semester. Today, hip-hop veteran Rah Digga gives you Top 5 reasons to cop her new Straight Spittin' smartphone application.]
1. Check The Price
The biggest reason is because you can download it for free. So that's the top reason there because it's free. There are Pay-For options but for the most part, you can get into it for free and test it out. You get free trials and are alotted a certain amount of free battles in the free version. You're allowed to browse through it but I do believe those free trials do expire after so many times. You can go to the $1.99 version which allows you to communicate with everyone else. There's a little chat community that we have. It also allows you to go to different beats. I believe there are different beat packages you can get if you get tired of rapping to the default beats on there. So you can actually go and purchase a beat from known producers. I believe the $4.99 version allows you to practice in a rehearsal mode and you can store those onto a memory card. So whatever is going on in the App, you can store it on that version. The $1.99 version is a step below that. And with the free version, you get some trials.
2. Killing The Competition
Reason number two is because it's way more fun than karaoake. It's dope in the sense that it gives you a lot of freedom to choose your battles. If you want to rock to 8 bars to 16 bars to 24 bars, you can do that. If you want to do a written version, you could just spit a random 16 bar verse. And then you have the freestyle version that makes you answer a series of questions so that whoever you're facing against, your opponent will see [your responses]. It gives you real time information. It'll give you the feeling that you're battling the person right in front of your face and then you can kind of go in on them based on the answers they gave. It'll ask stuff like, "What kind of car do you drive?" and random stuff about yourself. Then the people can use that stuff against you in the freestyle version.
Reason number three is because if you are seriously trying to be heard, this is an opportunity to do so for a fraction of the cost of doing these rap battles and showcases. In the battles, there's a voting community. People can go onto the website or go onto the app itself and do the voting. You get to pick people's battles and listen to their different battles and vote on them. Whoever gets the most points will get a prize. We're still figuring out what the prizes are going to be. It may be an opportunity to open up and do a show or get an opportunity to get on a joint with me or maybe they could get an opportunity to get featured on a blog.
4. Ain't No --- Like The One I Got
Reason number four is because there's no other application like it. It is the first of its kind. It really promotes lyricism in the hip-hop community. The concept was actually brought to me and I have some creative control in it. I was down for it because I feel like music's become more about the production and who's featured on a track, more so than what people are actually saying in the verses. I, for one, a fanatic of lyrics, feel like this is a dope place to spit your hardest 16 bars. You don't have to worry about it getting radio play. You don't have to worry about pleasing a label. This is an opportunity for you to put together your roughest and toughest 16 bars.
5. That's What Sheeeeee Said
The last reason is because I said so and I made it. What more reasons do you need?
You Decide. Will you purchase the Straight Spittin' phone application?
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