The very first thing to know about media-sharing app Rapchat is that co-founder Seth Miller isn’t a rapper and his different co-founder, Pat Gibson, is. In combination they created Rapchat, a provider for making and sharing raps, and the conjunction of rapper and nerd appears to be in reality starting off.
Since we final seemed on the app in 2016 (you’ll be able to see Tito’s evaluation under), so much has modified. The group has raised $1.6 million in investment from buyers out of Oakland and the Midwest. Their app, which is like a musical.ly for rap, is a most sensible 50 tune app on iOS and Android and hit 100 million listens since release. Briefly, their little social community/sharing platform is a “millionaire within the making, boss of [its] group, bringin house the bacon.”
The pair’s rap bona fides are authentic. Gibson has opened or carried out with Large Sean, Wiz Khalifa and Gadget Gun Kelly, and he’s offered beats to MTV. “My tune has garnered over 20M+ performs throughout YouTube, SoundCloud and extra,” he wrote me, boasting within the semi-churlish means of a rapper with a “pork.” Miller, alternatively, loves to freestyle.
“I grew up loving to freestyle with pals at OU and I realized plenty of different millennials did this too (although maximum suck lol) … at any birthday party at 3am – there would all the time be a gaggle of folks within the nook freestyling,” he mentioned. “On the identical time Snapchat was once blowing up on campus and simply concept you must have the ability to do the similar precise factor for rap.”
Gibson, alternatively, noticed it as a significant device to lend a hand him along with his tune.
“I spent a large number of time, power and sources making tune,” he mentioned. “I used to be generating the beats, writing the songs, recording/blending the vocals, mastering the venture, then distributing & selling the tune all alone. With Rapchat, there’s a library of one,000+ beats from most sensible manufacturers, an rapid recording studio for your pocket, and the community to distribute your tune international and be found out…. all from a unfastened app. Rapchat is disrupting the introduction, collaboration, distribution, & discovery of tune by means of mobile.”
“We’ve got a miles larger but additionally extra energetic neighborhood than some other tune introduction app,” mentioned Miller.
Whilst it’s transparent the arena wishes every other sharing platform love it wishes a hollow within the head, due to a rabid fan base and an ideal concept, the group has ensured that Rapchat isn’t, as they are saying, wicka-wicka-whack. That, in spite of everything, is all that issues.