“Hip Hop music has for 30 years re-defined the sound, boundaries and culture of popular music,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. “We look to bring that ambition to fruition by pushing the boundaries of music games with Def Jam Rapstar. The star power development teams of 4mm Games and Def Jam Interactive are going to bring a music game experience that no one has seen to date, which is why we are so excited to be a part of such a unique game.”
“Hip Hop is a global phenomenon that has permeated pop culture to become the most important youth movement of our generation. We are proud to deliver the first authentic Hip Hop music experience to gamers that will undoubtedly change the way music games are played,” stated Kevin Liles, President and CEO of Def Jam Enterprises. “It is an incredible opportunity to work with 4mm Games and Terminal Reality in developing Def Jam Rapstar, and by partnering with Konami we ensure that everyone around the world will have an opportunity to compete with the best of the best. So show us what you got!”
“4mm was founded with the intent of bringing the experience of Constantly Connected Gaming to the next generation of gamers,“ said Nick Perrett, CEO of 4mm Games. “We look forward to providing Hip Hop fans worldwide a powerful example of that vision this fall with Def Jam Rapstar."
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 officlal 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.
Initial confirmed Def Jam Rapstar gameplay tracks include:
|2 Pac||I Get Around|
|50 Cent||I Get Money|
|Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg||Nuthin' But a "G" Thang|
|Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx||Gold Digger|
|Lil' Wayne||A Milli|
|Slick Rick||Children's Story|
|T.I. featuring Rihanna||Live Your Life|
|Wu Tang Clan||C.R.E.A.M.|
|Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West||Put On|
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