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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) Gets Release Date, Reveals New Tracks - New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2010 @ 9:58 a.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.

In addition, Def Jam Rapstar is proud to reveal the next seven songs featured in the game, including Drake’s “Best I Ever Had,” Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean,” Ice Cube’s “It Was A Good Day” and more. Def Jam Rapstar is also excited to announce DJ Premier and Just Blaze as the first confirmed producers who will be providing exclusive instrumental beats for Def Jam Rapstar’s Freestyle Mode, which allows the aspiring emcee a chance to deliver their own original rhymes over never before heard tracks by some of today’s hottest producers.

Newly Revealed Tracks:


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

Freestyle Mode Producers and Tracks Confirmed





DJ Premier


JJ's Beat

Just Blaze


On the One

Previously revealed tracks:

  • 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

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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