DJ Drama, Sha Money Rate Raps on XXL App

Starting tomorrow (April 1), hip-hop tastemakers DJ Drama, Dru Ha of Duck Down Music and senior VP of A&R at Island Def Jam Recordings, Sha Money XL, will be listening to freestyles submitted through “Ready or Not,” one of the many functions on the XXL App for iPod, iPhone and iPad users.

The “Ready or Not” function on the XXL App is a user-based voice recorder that allows up-and-coming talent to record a freestyle into their own device, then upload their personal 30-second freestyle to

Drama, Dru and Sha will rate and blog about freestyles they hear through the app several times a week on, so be sure to send in your best efforts. “I listen for subject matter, flows and conviction with voice,” says Sha Money in reference to the the XXL App. “This app will allow me direct access to artists really looking to be heard.”

So far, over 70,000 fans have downloaded the XXL App, giving it a seat beside Pandora, Shazam and Rhaphsody as one of Apple’s top 10 music applications.

In addition to “Ready or Not,” the multi-function app offers’s hip-hop news, feature stories, lifestyle content, a special rap trivia game, GPS locator to locate your friends and a special Twitter function.

Fans can download the XXL App for free from the Apple Store now here. —XXL Staff

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  • Nunya

    It’s fucked up you decided to isolate anybody without an iPhone…I bet niggas with Android phones can rap better than niggas with iPhones.

    • big moe

      i was thinkin tha same thing

  • Troope

    Thats Great news ! Not only will that build the hopes and drive for many, but roll in a lot more money for them Lol. 99cent from everyone with a dream…and iPhone.. I love it.



  • dakidoinhizthang

    please bring this app to the android market, the most used operating system on mobile devices right now. if not is there another way i can upload my freestyle to the website