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RHYME COACH is an APP that TEACHES you to RHYME and lets you instantly SHARE your rhyme videos with friends!
Orpheus Mercury
New York, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Meet the developer

Hi I'm Orpheus, the creator of Rhyme Coach. I'm a regular guy who wanted to give everyone the power to learn how to rhyme, record and share cool videos with their friends, and have an awesome time in the palms of their hands. So I learned to code and built the app myself. I hope that you'll enjoy and support what I've created for you!

What is Rhyme Coach?

Rhyme Coach is an app that allows you to record videos of yourself rhyming over original beats, and share them instantly with your friends. That's cool because there's no other app that does that. But the COOLEST part about Rhyme Coach is the Rhyme Engine which teaches you to freestyle rhyme (create hip hop songs on the spot) by providing you with an endless stream of rhyming words and phrases.

You learn by ascending through 3 levels of difficulty that use Rhyme Theory, a process that embeds rhymes in your mind. If you already know how to rhyme, the more difficult levels will help you to practice and improve your skills.

In short, it's both a revolutionary social music video recording studio that teaches you a cool skill, and an awesome party game.

You've been to the app store, so you know that THERE IS NO APP LIKE RHYME COACH OUT THERE!

Inspiration on a Napkin

After co-founding a creative online community of people who shared original videos of themselves rhyming, I was blown away to see how many average people wanted to learn to rhyme and enjoyed sharing their videos with friends.  I also encountered countless serious artists who needed an easier way to express themselves through their art online. I wanted to make it simple for both the pros and the novices to learn to rhyme/sharpen skills, and record & share their videos with friends.

I came up with the idea for Rhyme Coach while out at night with friends and sketched out the app on a napkin. After learning how many tens of thousands of dollars it would cost to hire a developer I decided to learn how to do it myself. It took 6 months of day and night effort, coding, testing, and designing, and today the app is a reality. 

Rhyme Coach - Napkin to App

Rhyme Engine 

The proprietary Rhyme Engine is at the center of what makes Rhyme Coach work. 

When people learn how to freestyle rhyme they listen to a beat with their friends and throw words out at each other to rhyme with. This can be tough to do for a beginner! Rhyme Coach's proprietary Rhyme Engine generates an endless, continuous stream of rhymes that both a pro and a novice can use to freestyle rhyme on the spot. 

The Rhyme Engine will provide you with a prompt word and a rhyme list. In the first example below, the prompt word is "Grind", and there are 5 rhyming phrases below it to help you to rhyme. The Rhyme Engine automatically syncs up to the beat to provide you with fresh rhymes at an appropriate interval. 

The Rhyme Engine works differently depending upon the difficulty level you set:

On LEVEL 1 the RHYME ENGINE gives you rhyming phrases that you can read to the rhythm until you're comfortable enough to get creative and add your own flair.

Rhyme Coach - Level 1

On LEVEL 2 the RHYME ENGINE gives you only rhyming words, which is more challenging and allows you to be more creative.

 Rhyme Coach- Level 2

On LEVEL 3 the RHYME ENGINE gives you only prompt words, so that you can completely freestyle through your video.

Rhyme Coach - Level 3

Rhyme Theory

Rhyme Coach uses Rhyme Theory, a 3 step neuro-linguistic process that will teach you to freestyle if you're a beginner, or sharpen your skills if you're advanced.

    1. Embedding: Embed rhyme families and anchor phrases in your mind.

     2. Association: Associate rhyme families and anchor phrases to rhyme.

     3. Freestyle: Randomly access rhyme families and anchor phrases at will.

Each of the 3 levels of difficulty on Rhyme Coach correspond to a step in Rhyme Theory.

Recording & Sharing

Rhyme Coach is easy and intuitive to use. To record, you just hit a button and the app automatically records video for you. 

Rhyme Coach - Tap to RhymeRhyme Coach - Recording

When you're done share the video on your social media accounts with the touch of a button!

Rhyme Coach - Share


Rhyme Coach allows you to select from a stylistically diverse catalogue of beats to rhyme on. There's something for everyone, and with the touch of a button you can preview or load the beat. 

Rhyme Coach features beats from Grammy Award Winning Super Producer, Omen, who's worked with Drake, Lil' Wayne and Ludacris. 

You Will Make the Difference

You have to power to help take Rhyme Coach to the finish line.

Finishing the iPhone App: I will hire a co-developer on a short term basis to assist me with backend technical quality assurance so that the iPhone app is the perfect possible product, and so that all of you will have a phenomenal user experience. Rhyme Coach can only become a reality with your help to get this professional assistance.

The Android Version: I taught myself to program for the iOS, so I'll need to hire and work with an expert Android developer to help me translate Rhyme Coach into an Android version for all of you out there with Android phones. With your help Rhyme Coach will also be available on Android in no time!

I've done all that I can on my own, and with your help Rhyme Coach will be perfected and available for everyone to enjoy!

Thank You!


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  • $5USD

    You are awesome! I appreciate the love. You get an original Rhyme Coach freestyle beat to rock to.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2012
  • $10USD

    You clearly have great taste. As a reward you get the exclusive Rhyme Coach Mixtape! This dope hip-hop compilation will feature joints from up and coming artists from NY and LA, some of whom have been featured in major hip hop blogs and magazines like XXL! 10 bucks is definitely a steal for this one, but you're worth it ;)

    11 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $25USD

    Get the official Rhyme Coach Swaggadocious T! This T-Shirt is sick and you'll actually want to wear it... everyday... maybe even to sleep in...

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  • $50USD

    You know you want to try the app before anyone else gets a chance! Get a free preview version of Rhyme Coach so that you can be the coolest kid on the block before the app officially drops.

    3 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2012
  • $75USD

    Get a custom Rhyme Coach edition iPhone case AND preview version of the app! The slick Onyx iPhone case is emblazoned with the Ivory Rhyme Coach logo. Hotness.

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    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $85USD

    Rock a limited time only Rhyme Coach Hoodie made by dope Brooklyn designer, NEIGHBORHOODIES! This custom design will only be available on Indiegogo. Make your friends jealous this winter. PLUS get a preview version of the app.

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $100USD

    Get the limited time Rhyme Coach Hoodie, the preview version of the app AND the official iPhone case. Yeah, it's getting serious now..

    9 claimed
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  • $250USD

    Get the limited time Rhyme Coach Hoodie, the preview version of the app, the official iPhone case, the Swagadocious T-Shirt AND a SIGNED COPY of the Official Rhyme Coach Mixtape by the artists and producers. Phew.. my fingers are tired..

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2012
  • $500USD

    Got some tight rhymes but nowhere to professionally record? Enjoy a 4 hour studio session at the Flo Kitchen Studio in Harlem NYC and lay down serious fire with the producer of many of the hit Rhyme Coach tracks, SEGNON. PLUS get the App + Hoodie + iPhone Case + T-shirt + Signed Exclusive Mixtape.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $1,000USD

    Get an EXCLUSIVE VIP PASS and behind the scenes access to the RHYME COACH LAUNCH PARTY in NYC! This party is going to be jumping, with guest appearances, amazing music, and big surprises. PLUS get the App + Hoodie + iPhone Case +T-Shirt + Signed Exclusive Mixtape.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2013
  • $2,000USD

    This is the COOLEST of all! Have YOUR NAME or your own CUSTOM RHYMES put into Rhyme Coach! Everyone with the app across the world will be using your custom lyrics or saying YOUR NAME in their rhymes. How cool is THAT? PLUS you'll get the VIP PASS + The App + Hoodie + iPhone Case +T-Shirt + Signed Exclusive Mixtape.

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    Estimated delivery: January 2013
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