Jamal Edwards Launches 8BARS App For Clashing MCs To Reach Fans In Real Time

Jamal Edwards Launches 8BARS App For Clashing MCs To Reach Fans In Real Time

November 19, 2021

8BARS is the new mobile app that will transform the way we discover and connect with new music talent across the UK, forming instant connections between fans and music culture.

The app pits up-and-coming rappers and MCs against each other in eight-bar rallies. Users will then have the power to vote for their favourite rhymer who will be ranked based on the end results.

8BARS are broadening their reach beyond hip-hop and grime and welcome lovers of any genre to take part, connecting them with a range of producers to supply instrumentals for any rising talents.

The app just launched, kicking off a four-week series of in-app events in partnership with SoundCloud, which includes celebrity hosts as well as themed clashes and prizes up for grabs.

Speaking on the new app, SBTV founder Jamal Edwards, who's been instrumental in launching the app, commented: "I couldn't be more excited about the soft launch of 8BARS in the United Kingdom. I've been helping launch music talent over the last 15 years and I really believe 8BARS is the future of talent development and discovery.

"We're democratising the process by empowering fans to discover and back artists they like and we'll be the first platform to offer a true path of support and development for every artist on our platform with our 'Levels' program. We are kicking off a partnership this week with SoundCloud and we have a slate of exciting in-app events planned with real prizes that will help artists as they grow their careers.

"The team has been working hard to get the app ready for our soft launch and we wanted to release early to make sure the community is involved in the development and feedback process."

Find out more about 8Bars here.

Words: Blessing Borode
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