Following the launch of Demonstration back in November, UK rapper Tinie Tempah is now taking his talents to the App Store to offer a new way to experience the album.
Available in the UK App Store only for now, Tinie Tempah: Rap Demonstration features a close-up of Tinie’s mouth moving in sync to each song on the album, thus allowing you to place your phone over your mouth and pretend it’s you that’s actually rapping. Why wouldn’t you?
How it works
Now, if you don’t already own the album, the app taps Shazam-like audio-recognition to display the video anyway, say, if the song is playing from Spotify, or in the background in a pub. And if you do already own the album, well, you can still have the videos.
It takes around 10 seconds to recognize each tune, and then the video loads automatically. In my tests, it worked most of the time, though on one occasion (out of ten) it started playing the lip-sync video for the wrong song on the album.
The video will always start playing from the exact point of the song that’s playing in the background too, so Tinie’s mouth is always in-sync with the music.
Next, you can hold your iPhone in front of your face and pretend it’s really you. You can also GIF-inate (?) your jape by visiting this site.
If you’re an iPhone-owning Tinie Tempah fan, this app could be good for a laugh on an otherwise quiet night in the pub. Otherwise, you could just stick a coin in the jukebox, right?