There’s nothing particularly new about rappers taking over our smartphones. In the past, we’ve seen everyone from Nicki Minaj and RZA to Diddy and T-Pain release their own apps to promote both themselves and their projects. However, rapper-endorsed apps appear to be enjoying a bit of a resurgence right now with artists doing everything they can to create new sources of revenue. And they’re getting more creative.
Recently, Snoop Lion’s new photo-editing app Snoopify made its way to the App Store, just a few days after the Dress Up! Drake app started making waves on the Web. So it’s only a matter of time before other rappers follow suit and release their own apps. Which rappers will it be? Well, that remains to be seen. But we can think of more than a few rapper-endorsed mobile apps that we’d like to see developed soon. Here, 10 rappers who need their own app right now.