Available on Google Play
The RAP ID mobile application is a new free application that gives you access to information regarding the on-goings within the local Hip Hop industry. The application is now available on the Google Play store.
The application was developed New World App (NWA). This is a South African based company founded and developed by Tiro Dire AKA Slingshort, Eric Mnisi & Courtney Jacobs.
In a statement made available to Lavatory Records by New World App, the founders and developers of the app describe it as:
“The application provides users (followers) with the latest updates in the South African Hip Hop scene from events to individual projects released and this would include Hip Hop Shows, Mixtapes reviews, Album releases, Rap & Breakdancing battle events, Graffiti, Ciphers, Clothing, Music Production companies and DJs.
This multi-media platform initiative is solely aimed at promoting and growing South African Hip Hop”
If you are on an android handset download the free application from the Google Play store. Also you can read up the Lavatory Records interview with one of the founders of NWA, Tiro Dire AKA Slingshort.
With hip-hop’s entire obsession with the “finer things in life” – the bling-bling, fancy cars, hot women and stacks of cash notes flying around – these images are what have become synonymous with rap and hip-hop music. It is rather refreshing to see another side to the music – the socially conscious aspect.
Sling Short is one of the emcees that have seen a gap and decided to flip the coin and bring that other side of hip-hop/rap to the industry. Earning the name Papa Slinga Linga, is down to the respect he has been able to ascertain from his days of battle rapping in the streets of Johannesburg. The streets have needed to turn to an elder, who better but a self-made man, who exemplifies social responsibility, enterprise and great work ethic? His tenured dedication to hitting cypher/freestyle spots, development of the craft and embodiment of collaboration has endeared himself to many within the community. This lead to him being featured by artists such as Hymphatic Thabs and the late Robo The Technician (may his soul rest in peace), and regular performances at numerous events across the city.
The man known by day as Tiro Dire was born and raised on the streets of Pimville Zone 5 in Soweto. Sling Short is a founding member of the group Assylum TrRribe and renown as an astute battle emcee with a style that infuses consciousness, with a hard-core lyrical delivery.