Hip hop is fascinating. The stylized music topped by energetic rapping with rhythmic and rhyming speech can bring anyone on the dance floor. The other day, I was listening to some of the biggest hits of Kanye West and Drake. While enjoying the music, I thought it would be nice to make a roundup of some of the essential iPhone and iPad Hip Hop Apps for fans. And that’s how this article came into being.
1. Drum Pad Machine
To me, “Drum Pad Machine” is the ultimate hip-hop beat maker for iOS. What makes this app ahead of the curve is the huge collection of tools that let you experiment to your heart’s liking.
The app offers professional-quality audio samples and allows you to use drum and piano to create stunning sound designs. Make the most of studio effects to add some pro touch to your creativity.
Need some inspiration or want to perfect your art? Check out videos and tutorials to improve your skill.
2. Worldstar Hip Hop
If you are deep into hip hop, you should keep this app on your device forever. It’s the official Worldstar Hip Hop app that provides exclusive music videos, sports highlights, movie trailers and trending viral clip.
Never want to miss out on any breaking news, the app also lets you track the headlines that are rocking the hip hop world. Also, view the interviews of the famous artists and get to know what they are planning to introduce.
What’s more, you will also submit your videos to let people discover your masterpiece!
3. Music Maker JAM
It’s amusing to make music. Whether you are willing to be a professional music producer or just like making some crazy songs out of joy, this app can be worth giving a shot.
With this app at your disposal, you can choose from over 300 songs and more than 5000 loops. You can effortlessly combine samples from a number of music genres and take advantage of the 8-channel mixer to record live like a pro.
That’s not all, fine-tune the tempo, harmonies and also use real-time effects to bring more fun into the play.
Have a huge penchant for creating and remixing music? The Remixlive can live up to your expectation really well.
Whether you want to craft hottest hip-hop songs or make some of the most amazing pop tracks, this app has got you fully covered. Mix and match plenty of things like beats, drums, bass lines, FX loops, and even vocals to scintillating music. It lets you share your creativity on multiple popular platforms like Soundcloud, Youtube, and Facebook.
The free version of the app offers 10 sound packs. If need be, you can access more than 100 sound packs through in-app purchase.
What sets “Genius” apart is the mammoth collection of song lyrics and videos. You can search over 1.7 million songs and find the annotated lyrics of tracks.
Discover some hidden facts behind your favorite tracks and share them with your friends. If you like to follow your favorite artists, watch the interviews.
On top of all, you can join the Genius community to share your thoughts and also interact with the like-minded people.
“WhoSampled” should be a great pick; if you are in quest of an essential music discovery tool. This app features a huge database of sample-based music, cover songs, and remixes.
With it, you can easily find out if the songs you love have been covered or remixed. It also lets you know who your top artists have covered.
Moreover, the app can also help you identify any tracks playing around you and check out their covers, remixes, and samples (in-app subscription for $9.99/yearly.)
7. Hip-Hop Beat Maker
Should you wish to learn hip-hop beat-making effortlessly, this one can be a fantastic pick. The app offers a range of super handy tools to let you craft nice loops.
Choose from a huge library of sound packs and take advantage of 32 sound pads to create exciting hip-hop beats. Features like the predefined beat loops and BPM control make your task a bit easier.
To ensure you always have something really great to try out, it keeps adding all new sound packs from time to time. What’s more, you can choose from several styles and play loops elegantly on the pad.
8. Hip-Hop Producer Pads
Time to craft some excellent hip-hop audio tracks! If you are an aspiring music producer, you would love to have this app on your radar.
Get the most out of loops, one-shots, and samples to make adorable melodies. Also, use FX effects to enrich your music. Once you’ve recorded your music perfectly, listen to it and also share it with your friends and loved ones.
9. HIP HOP, RAP AND R&B RADIO
This app is also a Hip Hop Radio but it has a lot more to offer compared to other apps. DJs around the world upload their fresh new titles frequently, giving you fresh music regularly. Besides that, you can add favorite radios and also share the title you are listening to Facebook or Twitter.
Another notable feature is the Carview. You just tilt your iPhone in landscape mode and the app will automatically enhance the audio quality for listening to music in your car. Lastly, the app is completely free to use, but with advertisements. You can buy the premium version to remove advertisements.
10. Hip Hop Dance Workout
To be a master of hip hop dance, your body must be strong and flexible. And with this app, you can bolster your cardio fitness, strength, and even balance.
Watch the video workouts from the experienced trainers and follow the guidelines to boost your performance. From body tone exercises, combat workouts to yoga workouts, the app has got plenty to offer you.
Even better, you can also catch the latest hip hop news and find out what your favorite artists are up to.
There you go! So, these are my all time favorite hip-hop apps for iOS.
What’s your pick?
What’s the one thing you like most about hip-hop and who is your favorite artist? I’d love to know them down below in the comments.
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