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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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'Def Jam Rapstar' (ALL) DLC Adds Dozens Of New Tracks

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 2:19 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 captures the essence of what Hip Hop is all about:  the music, the battles and of course...the swagger.

The ultimate emcee experience for video game consoles, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, including region specific music for the UK and Europe, Def Jam Rapstar allows you to be the star: by rhyming, using your console camera, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at the official website. Def Jam Rapstar also offers you the ability to freestyle over tracks by some of the hottest hip hop producers and upload your freestyle performances for the world to decide how good you really are.

From recent smash hits including Kanye West’s seminal “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” to the debut of the Black Eyed Peas with “My Humps”, “Say Something” by Timbaland featuring Drake, Lil’ Wayne’s “Got Money”, Soulja Boy’s “Crank That” and Gucci Mane’s party anthem “Wasted” to classic tracks including LL Cool J’s ode to “Around The Way Girls”, the Geto Boyz with “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” and Warren G’s “Regulate”, these tracks and more are now available for Def Jam Rapstar via Xbox Live for 160 Microsoft Points per song, and will be coming soon to the PlayStation Network for $1.99 USD per song.

In addition to new licensed tracks, Def Jam Rapstar is also proud to offer new freestyle beats from Cool & Dre (“Lavish), Bangladash (“Tango Cash), Nitti (“Playmaker”) and Danja (“Wyld Money”) for those aspiring emcee’s out there.

From Hip Hop classics like Eric B and Rakim’s “Paid In Full” to The Pharcyde’s “Passin’ Me By”, to current bangers like Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo’s “You Make Me Better” and New Boyz “You’re A Jerk”,  and more downloadable content coming in the weeks and months ahead, Def Jam Rapstar has you covered.

Complete list of Def Jam Rapstar tracks available for download:





Black Eyed Peas

My Humps ***


Ridin’ Dirty


Grindin’ ***

DJ Khaled featuring T-Pain, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Big Boi, Lil’ Wayne, Birdman, Fat Joe & Rick Ross

I’m So Hood (Remix)


Party Up ***


Ice Cream Paint Job ***

Eric B. & Rakim

Paid In Full

Fabolous featuring Ne-Yo

You Make Me Better ***

Flo Rida


Geto Boyz

Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me ***

Gucci Mane

Wasted ***

Kanye West

Can’t Tell Me Nothing ***

Lil’ Wayne

Got Money ***

LL Cool J

Around The Way Girl ***


I Got 5 On It

Maino featuring T-Pain

All The Above


This Is Why I’m Hot

New Boyz

You’re A Jerk

Puff Daddy

Bad Boy For Life

Rich Boy

Throw Some D’s ***

Shawty Lo

Dey Know ***

Soulja Boy

Crank That ***

The Pharcyde

Passin’ Me By

The Sugar Hill Gang

Rapper’s Delight

Timbaland featuring Drake

Say Something ***

Warren G.

Regulate ***

Young Dro

Shoulder Lean ***

 Complete list of Freestyle beats available for download:






Tango & Cash ***

Cool & Dre

Lavish ***


Wyld Money ***


Playmaker ***  

Tracks with *** are currently only available on Xbox Live and will be available on PlayStation Network soon


  • Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
  • Kanye West - Stronger
  • Lil’ Kim - Crush On You
  • N-Dubz - I Need You (UK Exclusive)
  • Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
  • Rob Base - It Takes Two
  • Roots Manuva - Witness The Fitness (UK Exclusive)
  • Snoop Dogg Gin and Juice
  • So Solid Crew - 21 Seconds (UK Exclusive)
  • Soulja Boy Tell’em - Turn My Swag On
  • Diddy (Featuring The Notorious B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The Lox - It’s All About The Benjamins (Remix)
  • Method Man (Featuring Mary J. Blige) - You’re All I Need/I’ll Be There For You
  • Nas (Featuring Diddy) - Hate Me Now
  • Nelly - Hot In Herre
  • Public Enemy - Fight The Power
  • Wiley - 50/50
  • Bashy - Black Boys (UK exclusive)
  • Busta Rhymes - Put Your Hand’s Where My Eyes Can See
  • Devlin - Giant (UK exclusive)
  • DMX - Ruff Ryder’s Anthem
  • Fat Joe featuring Terror Squad - Lean Back
  • Ja Rule featuring Ashanti - Always on Time
  • Lil’ Jon - Get Low
  • Public Enemy - Can't Truss It
  • Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx - Slow Jamz
  • A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario 
  • Jim Jones - We Fly High
  • LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
  • Ludacris - Stand Up
  • Onyx - Slam
  • RUN DMC - Run’s House
  • 2 Pac: I Get Around
  • 50 Cent: I Get Money
  • Dizzee Rascal: Fix Up, Look Sharp (UK exclusive)
  • Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg: Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
  • Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx: Gold Digger
  • Kool Savas: Futurama (German exclusive)
  • Lil’ Wayne: A Milli
  • Notorious B.I.G: Juicy
  • NTM featuring Lord Ko: Ma Benz (French exclusive)
  • Sefyu: Molotov 4 (French exclusive)
  • Sido: Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix) (German exclusive)
  • Slick Rick: Children’s Story
  • T.I. featuring Rihanna: Live Your Life
  • Tinie Tempah: Pass Out (UK exclusive)
  • Wu Tang Clan: C.R.E.A.M.
  • Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West: Put On
  • Freestyle Mode Producers and Tracks Confirmed
    • DJ Premier: JJ's Beat
    • Just Blaze: On the One
    • Cool & Dre - Epidemic
    • DJ Khalil - The Good Doctor
    • Danja - Nars
    • Nitti Beats - Hand’s Up
    • Bangladesh - Gutter
    • DJ Premier - Go Back
    • Just Blaze - 8 Bit
    • 9th Wonder - Hand’s Up
    • 9th Wonder - Jamla
    • Bangladesh - Patron
    • Boi-1da - Dance
    • Cool & Dre - Public Enemy
    • DJ Khalil - LAX
  • Biz Markie: Just A Friend
  • Drake: Best I Ever Had
  • Ice Cube: It Was A Good Day
  • Outkast: So Fresh, So Clean
  • Pete Rock and CL Smooth: They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
  • Redman and Method Man: Da Rockwilder
  • Salt-N-Pepa: Push It

Key Features:

  • Def Jam Rapstar is the first music game fully dedicated to Hip Hop
  • With over 40 songs spanning the history of Hip Hop, Def Jam Rapstar offers a diverse track list with some of the biggest songs in Hip Hop from all music labels
  • Unlike most other microphone-based games, Def Jam Rapstar features custom, proprietary voice recognition technology that judge’s lyrical accuracy. In addition to lyrical accuracy, Def Jam Rapstar also measures players pitch and timing to provide your complete score in real time
  • Utilizing the Xbox Live Vision camera or PlayStation Eye, Def Jam Rapstar allows you to create a video of the performance starring yourself, edit, and then upload to, a fully integrated online community where players can share their videos with the world to gain global recognition and become a bona fide rapstar!
  • Freestyle mode allows MC’s in the making to kick your own lyrics over well-known producer’s beats, offering a chance to show and prove that you have what it takes
  • Battle Mode allows you to compete locally head-to-head for the highest score, and Duet mode, where both players sing and rap together to achieve the highest combined score on any given song
  • Compatible with all 3rd party microphones on the market

The Def Jam Rapstar bundle will include software and one wired microphone and will retail in North America for $69.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and for $59.99 on Wii. Details on European pricing and bundle information will be forthcoming.

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