Facebook Launches A New Content Creation App, Rap App


Tech World

March 1, 2021, 2:50 p.m.

Facebook’s NPE team has launched BARS, a new content creation app, designed explicitly for rappers to create and share their raps using professionally created beats.

It comes 10 months after the studio launched the music-making app Collab.

The app lets rappers choose one of its pre-created beats which allow them to write their own lyrics and record 60-second rap videos over them.

BARS allows users to focus on content and experimentation, and easily create and share their raps, instead of having to invest in expensive equipment.

BARS can also automatically suggest rhymes as users are writing out lyrics. The app also provides an auto-rhyme dictionary for those who mark themselves as “beginners” in the app. For those closer to the “Advanced” level, it also promises a Freestyle mode, which gives users eight random words to work into a 16-bar off-the-cuff rap.

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NPE Team member DJ Iyler revealed that the pandemic has been one of the major reasons behind the creation of the app. “I know access to high-priced recording studios and production equipment can be limited for aspiring rappers. On top of that, the global pandemic shut down live performances where we often create and share our work,” he says.

BARS is available in the US App Store with an invitation-only closed beta. You will need to sign up for the waitlist to join the closed beta.


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