Facebook has launched a new app called BARS folks!
BARS will make it possible for rappers to create and share their raps using professionally created beats. Users can select from any of the hundreds of professionally created beats, then write their own lyrics and record a video. The app can also automatically suggest rhymes as you’re writing out lyrics and offers different audio and visual filters to accompany videos as well as an autotune feature.
There’s also a “Challenge mode” available, where you can freestyle with auto-suggested word cues, which has more of a game-like element to it. The experience is designed to be accommodating to people who just want to have fun with rap.
The BARS beta is currently live on the iOS App Store in the U.S. and is opening its waitlist. Facebook says it will open access to BARS invites in batches, starting in the U.S. Updates and news about invites, meanwhile, will be announced on Instagram.
According to Tech Crunch, BARS was built with a team of aspiring rappers. It would be interesting to know who these aspiring rappers are.