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Def Jam Rapstar announced

Def Jam Rapstar announced

Konami, in association with Def Jam Interactive, has announced a new musical game dedicated to Hip-Hop fans : Def Jam Rapstar. The tracklist, composed of 40 tracks, includes 90s classics as well as recent releases, with region specific music for the UK and Europe. The game is planed for an Autumn 2010 release on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii, more info and 2 screenshots after the clic.

Press Release :


Konami and DefJam Bring the Noise!

Konami joins forces with Autumn Games, 4mm Games, and Def Jam Interactive as Def Jam Rapstar takes the mic…

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced it has agreed an exclusive distribution agreement with Autumn Games, 4mm Games, and Def Jam Interactive for the upcoming music videogame Def Jam Rapstar.

Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive, Def Jam Rapstar is the first true interactive Hip Hop music game experience for consoles, and will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii™ in Autumn, 2010.

Designed as the ultimate MC experience, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop. With a track list boasting over 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs around, including region specific music for the UK and Europe, Def Jam Rapstar makes you the star. Using a mic controller, players rhyme, make videos using a compatible camera, and upload their efforts to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at www.defjamrapstar.com. Def Jam Rapstar also offers you the chance to freestyle over tracks by some of the world’s hottest Hip Hop producers and have members of the community vote on your uploaded videos.

Initial confirmed Def Jam Rapstar gameplay tracks include:

ARTIST - SONG

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
Notorius B.I.G. - Juicy
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

“For 30 years, Hip Hop music has re-defined the sound, boundaries and culture of popular music,” said Kunio Neo, President, Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We look to explore that ambition by pushing the boundaries of music games with Def Jam Rapstar. The combined power of 4mm Games and Def Jam Interactive will bring a music game experience like no other seen to date, and we are 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,” added Kevin Liles, President and CEO of Def Jam Enterprises. “It is an incredible opportunity to work with the Konami, 4mm Games and Terminal Reality teams in developing Def Jam Rapstar. Our partnership with Konami ensures 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 year with Def Jam Rapstar." Def Jam Rapstar is being co-published by Autumn Games, and represents the publishers' first major release as part of its ongoing efforts to provide a new way for top-flight developers to independently make and release games that challenge traditional boundaries.

Def Jam Rapstar will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii in Autumn 2010. For more information, please go to www.defjamrapstar.com or visit www.twitter.com/defjamrapstar

All comments

Commented on 2010-04-09 13:11:36
less lil wayne the better

btw this doesnt sound good: "with region specific music for the UK and Europe". better not have UK "hip hop", that shit is awful
Commented on 2010-04-09 14:08:55
^^ you mean uk music overall at the momment, thats all it is, its absolute shit.. dizzy fucking rascall should die.
Commented on 2010-04-09 14:10:46
wow. srsly?
Commented on 2010-04-09 14:11:58 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
less lil wayne the better

btw this doesnt sound good: "with region specific music for the UK and Europe". better not have UK "hip hop", that shit is awful
Actually UK hip hop is very very good, especially the underground stuff. It is alot better than most of the commercial US hip hop that is released these days.
UK hip hop reminds of the golden age of east coast hip hop released in the 90s, when hip hop was all about the beats and the "flow". Try listening to some good UK rap before you just universally dis all UK hip hip.
Listen to Jehst on lastfm - http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/Jehst/similararti...
His is flow is amazing and the beats are very special too. There are LOT more great UK rappers out there too, they are just not well known, especially if you are not well versed in the UK rap scene.
Anyway, I am looking for to this Rapstar, should be fun. I just hope they release more than 40 tracks in time.
Commented on 2010-04-09 15:02:56
*wants to shoot konami for coming up with something so god awful and the above people and the eventual below people for hating just because it's uk*

P.S I'm open to most music genres including hip hop and all the spin offs etc.
Commented on 2010-04-09 17:35:17
I don't listen to much hip hop these days but back in the day and still now there are some very good UK hip hop acts and to suggest otherwise means that, quite frankly you don't know shit. Granted its all pretty much underground as morpheus stated but that is also where largely the only decent US hip hop now resides.

The whole scene was better when it was a subculture and not flooded with the wack commercial garbage that regularly shits all over the eardrums of the populace. As for the game...not too interested but musical games are just not my genre.
Commented on 2010-04-09 18:05:54 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by morpheus9394
Actually UK hip hop is very very good, especially the underground stuff. It is alot better than most of the commercial US hip hop that is released these days.
UK hip hop reminds of the golden age of east coast hip hop released in the 90s, when hip hop was all about the beats and the "flow". Try listening to some good UK rap before you just universally dis all UK hip hip.
Listen to Jehst on lastfm - http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/Jehst/similararti...
His is flow is amazing and the beats are very special too. There are LOT more great UK rappers out there too, they are just not well known, especially if you are not well versed in the UK rap scene.
Anyway, I am looking for to this Rapstar, should be fun. I just hope they release more than 40 tracks in time.
I'm going to have to agree with you on this one. Right now, the UK hip-hop is light years better than most of what is coming out of the States. Unless you go almost completely underground, there is not a lot of good hip-hop coming out stateside - which is sad, but I guess it is what it is.

If the game truly has regional tracks, then the Euros are likely going to wind up with the better version, unless they start reaching back into hip-hop's back catalog for the bulk of the tracks in the US version.

If they stick with more contemporary tracks for the US version, then I guess it is something younger people like my nephew would like. He could even get to play it, if he could stay his wannabe-thug ass out of juvie long enough to get to play video games.
Commented on 2010-04-09 20:32:53 In reply to FreeSwag
Posted by FreeSwag
I'm going to have to agree with you on this one. Right now, the UK hip-hop is light years better than most of what is coming out of the States. Unless you go almost completely underground, there is not a lot of good hip-hop coming out stateside - which is sad, but I guess it is what it is.

If the game truly has regional tracks, then the Euros are likely going to wind up with the better version, unless they start reaching back into hip-hop's back catalog for the bulk of the tracks in the US version.

If they stick with more contemporary tracks for the US version, then I guess it is something younger people like my nephew would like. He could even get to play it, if he could stay his wannabe-thug ass out of juvie long enough to get to play video games.
Current US hip-hop unfortunately remains stuck in it's seemingly never ending phase of hedonism and ego-trippin.

The last great era of American Hip Hop ended in the 90s. It also remains the most diverse era. A few stand out artists did make names for themselves in the last decade but the majority of the tracks on their albums are forgettable.
Commented on 2010-04-09 22:10:27 In reply to morpheus9394
yes yes, jehst and klashnekoff!
Commented on 2010-04-10 01:47:58
Well, The Roots should be in there. And for something more contemporary Jay Electronica.
Commented on 2010-04-11 10:41:12
Check my YouTube channel guys : http://www.youtube.com/user/aphex187?feature=mhw5

Not a lot of vids i've uploaded but i got a ton of quality Hip Hop saved into my favs, check em out!!

Btw Lil Wayne and all that Hollywood ringtone Rap should be napalmed, i blame Dre for opening the floodgates for people to sell the funk out.....
Commented on 2010-04-13 13:51:46 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Check my YouTube channel guys : http://www.youtube.com/user/aphex187?feature=mhw5

Not a lot of vids i've uploaded but i got a ton of quality Hip Hop saved into my favs, check em out!!

Btw Lil Wayne and all that Hollywood ringtone Rap should be napalmed, i blame Dre for opening the floodgates for people to sell the funk out.....
AMEN!!
Nice videos on your youtube by the way.
Here is a classic Gangstarr tune from 90s, an example of how good US hip hop used to be:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW9wJsVVCdA&feature...
Commented on 2010-04-15 14:58:07 In reply to morpheus9394
Posted by morpheus9394
AMEN!!
Nice videos on your youtube by the way.
Here is a classic Gangstarr tune from 90s, an example of how good US hip hop used to be:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bW9wJsVVCdA&feature...
Aha so this is where you found me from ;)

Yeah quality track man ;)

About the game
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • X360, PS3, WII
  • Published by Konami
  • French release: 3rd quarter 2010
  • US release: 3rd quarter 2010


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