Rap Genius goes mobile
Rap Genius is no longer just for delving into the meaning behind your favorite hip hop songs. Now, the popular lyrics site has launched an iOS app with a slew of features that are taking the listening experience to a whole new level. Users are not only able to search the site's extensive collection of song lyrics, explanations and annotations, but can also identify a song that's playing around them through the audio recognition technology.
"This app has long been our users' most-requested feature, and we're pumped to finally deliver," said co-founder Tom Lehman, as quoted by Complex magazine.
After installing the app, which is available for free through Apple's iTunes store, it collects all the lyrics and annotations for the songs that already exist in your iPhone's playlists. Then, when an underground rap song catches your attention on the fly, you can whip out your phone and use the Shazam-like features to figure out what's playing.
Despite what the name implies, Rap Genius can identify music in any genre.
So will you be downloading it?