Music apps developer Smule has notched up 2.5m downloads of its AutoRap app for iOS and Android in its first week of release. The app promises to turn users’ spoken words into raps, set to a selection of beats and samples. Smule says that people have already created more than 12m raps using the app, with these able to be shared on various social networks. It’s too early to tell how lucrative AutoRap is proving for the company’s licensing partners though: music from the likes of Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Outkast and Beastie Boys is available via in-app purchase to rap along to.

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