If you’re into Rap you may have heard of a new movie called Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap. The movie is a documentary on the origins of hip hop and its meteoric rise, but they’ve also put out an Android app that loosely ties into the movie. What’s the app do? It lets you Rap of course, and it’s very easy to use even if you can’t carry a tune in a bucket.
The Art of Rap app lets you spit fire across several different tracks including “versions” of I Wanna Get High, Cold Rock A Party, Can’t C Me, and Sensual Seduction. I say versions as you won’t be using original background tracks sans vocals, but similar versions kind of like a Hip Hop version of Muzak. Once you’ve put together the perfect track you can share it via Facebook and Twitter.
The Art of Rap is easy to use with a nice layout, and everything you need to use is laid out across the top with tabs like Record, Listen, About, and Settings. The Record tab is where you’ll cut your tracks while the Listen tab lets you check out other users skills or your own saved songs. From there you can rate other users tracks or share a recording with your friends if you stumble across a killer cut. The settings tab lets you adjust a few things, and the about tab tells you all about the film Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap.
The Art of Rap is a nice rapping app, and while I’ve covered several of these apps this one is the easiest to navigate and use hands down. That being said, there are only 11 tracks and only 6 of those are free. Four of the tracks (better ones) are all explicit and can be purchased for $0.99 while the last track can be unlocked by taking a picture of the Art of Rap film poster. There’s not a ton of depth compared to other rap apps, but there’s more than enough for you to fool around with. Overall The Art of Rap Android app is a nice way to kill some time sharpening your skills without having to hit the studio. The movie’s not bad either so you may want to check it out if you’re interested. You can pick up the Art of Rap app for free on Google Play and the movie is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, and VOD .