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Def Jam Rapstar

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Konami
Developer: 4mm Games
Release Date: Oct. 5, 2010 (US), Nov. 5, 2010 (EU)

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by Rainier on Aug. 20, 2009 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows you to not only take on the role of a rap star so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks, but also the opportunities to create all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community.

Def Jam Rapstar delivers players a hip-hop experience that allows them to take on the role of a rapstar. You will feel like a star emcee on stage, and if you deserve critical acclaim you’ll get it. Def Jam Rapstar is about perfecting your flow so you can rhyme and sing along with the greatest hip-hop tracks. But the game also offers opportunities where it’s also about creating all new rhymes, sharing your creativity and expressing yourself to the wider community and the world.

It’s not just about the music, but the lifestyle…


Key Features

  • Def Jam Rapstar is the first hip hop music game of its kind
  • Def Jam Rapstar leverages more than 30 years of hip-hop, which will provide players a vault of tracks from all eras
  • Def Jam Rapstar will feature tracks from the biggest stars in hip-hop, including: T.I., Rihanna , Young Jeezy, Kanye West, The Notorious B.I.G. (confirmed E3 tracks)
  • Incorporates pitch recognition and speech/phoneme recognition technology to asses a player’s tune, timing and accuracy. Also features improved and optimized speech recognition to accurately determine what the player is saying, even in a noisy room, and provide live feedback of the player’s performance
  • Using the Xbox Live Vision Camera and PlayStation Eye, Def Jam Rapstar puts players in the game and delivers the experience of being a real life rapstar. The player’s image is separated from the background at the start of each performance so that after the song, performances can be viewed and edited using various lighting, sound, and green screen effects to simulate a real studio, stage or impromptu performance
  • A fully integrated online community allows players to upload their rap videos directly from the console to DefJamRapstar.com. Players can share their videos with the world to gain global recognition and even become a real life Def Jam star! The experience is one of self-expression and self-promotion
  • Free Style modes allow the player to rap and sing their own lyrics over pre-created “scratch” instrumental tracks
  • Multiplayer Battle and Co-op Modes let players perform together as crews. In battle mode, players alternate rhyming lyrics round robin style, competing for the highest score. In Co-op mode, both players sing and rap together to achieve the highest scores on each level

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