Rap Genius Releases New iPhone App


(AllHipHop News) The ability to decode your favorite lyrics has just gone mobile. Rap Genius announced the release of their new iPhone app.

“Genius” is more than just an extension of the website. Fans will now be able to get instant access to lyrics for all the songs in their iTunes library. Another new feature, “Genius Recognition Technology,” allows listeners to get annotated lyrics to songs playing around them.

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“This is the true launch of Rap Genius. Right now, more than half of our traffic comes from mobile devices. Soon, it will be 100%,” states Rap Genius co-founder Tom Lehman. “In 1,000 years, when the aliens land, ‘Rap Genius’ will literally mean ‘that dope iPhone app’. This app has long been our users’ most-requested feature, and we’re pumped to finally deliver.”

The app is not just Hip Hop centered either. Fans of rock music, poetry, and historically relevant information can also discover breakdowns of materials related to those subjects.

“Rap Genius started with Hip Hop because we are obsessed with music and lyricism,” adds Lehman. “Now, Genius gives you access to Rock Genius, Poetry Genius, and News Genius. So you can use it to check out annotated versions of Vampire Weekend tracks, Sun Tzu’s Art of War (annotated by Ben Horowitz!), or Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin paper (annotated by Coinbase!).”

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To download the Rap Genius iPhone app visit rapgenius.com.