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Genius by Rap Genius — Search and understand the meaning of song lyrics, poetry, literature, and news

By Genius Media Group

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Description

Genius is your pocket guide to human culture.

Have you ever been confused by a song’s lyrics? Had trouble understanding a line from Shakespeare or the Bible? Struggled to understand the context of a news article that seems important?

With Genius, you'll never have to worry about this—or anything else—ever again. Genius breaks down lyrics and literature and the news with entertaining line-by-line annotations.

ANNOTATIONS EXPLAIN HUMAN CULTURE

Genius annotations:

- Explain stuff in plain English
- Reveal references and inside jokes
- Define unusual terms
- Check facts and claims
- Give context—how does a piece fit in with the author’s other work? With the genre as a whole?

Genius is like your smartest, most knowledgeable, most attractive friend, but instead of being a flaky pretentious human it's a fun iPhone app.

ANNOTATE THE WORLD FROM ANYWHERE

You’re the genius: highlight some text, tap “Annotate”, and share knowledge about the things you're obsessed with.

FIND LYRICS FOR THE SONGS PLAYING AROUND YOU

Just hold your phone up to the music, tap the soundwave button (powered by Gracenote!), and lo, the annotated lyrics appear! And easily navigate the lyrics for all the songs in your iTunes library.

REVEAL THE DEEP INTERCONNECTEDNESS OF CULTURE

No piece of human culture stands on its own, and Genius shows you how it's all connected. Start on a Kanye West song and with a tap, you'll find your way to the Bible verse he references, to the T. S. Eliot poem mentioning that verse, to the novel which pays homage to Eliot, to the episode of Breaking Bad where a character is reading the novel, to a news article about the episode!

What's New in Version 1.5.1

New in 1.5.1
• Bug Fixes

New in 1.5
• Create annotations right from your phone!
• Select and copy text
• New channel picker
• Tons of bug fixes!

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Customer Reviews

Great

The annotation feature for mobile is great. But immediately I noticed I can't attempt to re-annotate or comment on annotations on songs. This would be a nice feature for the next update.

Genius review the app not like it's a genius review

I love this app mac miller is my favorite rapper and he has some stuff that is hard to understand and this app help a lot!!!!!! Easily 5 stars

Music Lover's Dream!

Has all the lyrics I could ever possibly want & more! Plus, you can play alotvof the songs straight from the app! It's perfection!

Genius by Rap Genius — Search and understand the meaning of song lyrics, poetry, literature, and news
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated: Jul 07, 2014
  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Size: 7.3 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
  • Seller: Genius Media Group Inc.
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
  • Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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