Houston rapper Paul Wall appears to be following in the same path as female emcee Rah Digga, as he plans to release his own rap battle mobile game.
Details of his mobile gaming venture emerged online Monday (October 31).
Known for his Billboard chart-topping radio hits and the diamond-encrusted “grillz” he made synonymous with hip-hop in 2005, Paul Wall is now the emcee to beat in the new mobile game “Battle Rap Stars”. Using patent-pending voice analysis, the game app can evaluate received vocals and assign a score based on a user’s rhythm, rhyme and vocal presence. The game features five real rappers that users will need to out-perform in order to eventually face Paul Wall in the final round. “Battle Rap Stars” has been developed as a game everybody can play. It even features a karaoke mode for those who cannot come up with an original rap, which feeds lyrics to users as they need them. (Sac Bee)
The Southern rap star has also confirmed the power move.
“I am incredibly excited to be part of this game,” said Wall. “The technology is amazing and the game is just plain fun. Whether you are trying to perfect your skills on the mic or just want to have fun, this game really delivers.” (Statement)
In September, Rah Digga hit up SOHH and gave five reasons why fans should purchase her own battle rap mobile game, “Straight Spittin.”
“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.” (SOHH 5 Reasons)
Digga’s game app is geared toward hip-hop artists on the come-up.
Having solidified her position in hip-hop as a gifted lyricist, Rah is now changing the world with her new app designed to give aspiring rappers a chance to show and prove themselves on a global stage at their convenience. Teaching aspiring rappers about the fundamentals of rapping and lyricism was the main catalyst for Rah’s involvement with this application. She believes it’s possible for someone to eventually get a record deal stemming from this app. (San Francisco Gate)