Ten years after Mims’ No. 1 single “This is Why I’m Hot,” the rapper talks to “Complex Live” about his new app, RecordGram, which he hopes will help with new artist discovery.
Back in May, TechCrunch held their annual Startup Battlefield competition in New York. 19 companies did their best to impress judges and win a $50,000 prize. Mims, along with his co-developer “This Is Why” producer DJ Blackout, showcased their RecordGram app, a mobile recording studio that looks like a version of GarageBand where both producers and vocalists can upload and share material. The app won first place at the Startup Battlefield, beating out a company that makes a 3D printer that uses metal. Turns out that music is not just Mims’ savior, but possibly all of ours, as well.
Earlier this year the founders of RecordGram appeared on Apple TV’s show Planet of the Apps, where developers pitch their concepts to a panel of advisors that include will.i.am, actresses turned entrepreneurs, Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow, and savage hustler and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk.
We love stories like this because they celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that we prize so much here at GrowTheHeckUp. Regardless of whether or not Record Gram becomes a music industry household name, we’re rooting for Mims and his team in this new venture.