PRESS RELEASE | X360, PS3, WII Monday, June 21, 2010 | 5:10 PM

Def Jam Rapstar : more info and some images

Def Jam Rapstar : more info and some images

Konami has released these images of Def Jam Rapstar with a press release which details the game mechanisms and its different modes.

Press Release:



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, 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 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.


• 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



2 Pac I Get Around
50 Cent I Get Money
Biz Markie Just A Friend
Das Bo Türlich, Türlich *German exclusive
Dizzee Rascal Fix Up, Look Sharp *UK exclusive
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
Drake Best I Ever Had
Ice Cube Today Was A Good Day
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx Gold Digger
Kool Savas Futurama *German exclusive
Lil’ Wayne A Milli
Notorius B.I.G. Juicy
NTM featuring Lord Ko Ma Benz *French exclusive
Outkast So Fresh, So Clean
Oxmo Puccino Mama Love *French exclusive
Pete Rock and CL Smooth They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Redman and Method Man Da Rockwilder
Salt-N-Pepa Push It
Sefyu Molotov 4 *French exclusive
Sido Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix) *German exclusive
Slick Rick Children’s Story
T.I. featuring Rihanna Live Ya Life
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz Number 1 *UK exclusive
Tinie Tempah Pass Out *UK exclusive
Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M.
Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West Put On



DJ Premier JJ

All comments

Commented on 2010-06-21 18:56:41
As someone who knows nothing about this particular genre, some sort of hyphen breaking up the dumb ass artists names from the dumb ass song names would be nice. That said, I'm really interested in how this turns out. I hope that A) this encourages more genre centric music games in the future (Grunge Band anyone?), and I also am really hoping the lyric recognizing process works well: I'd like to see that kind of stuff in other games too.
Commented on 2010-06-21 22:57:30
Only tracks that get my thumbs up especially TROY.

2 Pac I Get Around
Biz Markie Just A Friend
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
Ice Cube Today Was A Good Day
Notorius B.I.G. Juicy
Pete Rock and CL Smooth They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
Slick Rick Children’s Story
Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M.

Wow what a pile of total crap this is going to turn out to be, soon as i seen Lil Wayne it was total fail IMO.
Commented on 2010-06-21 23:34:49
I hope there are no achievements associated with Lil Wayne. Cause I will never get em.
Commented on 2010-06-24 21:33:53
Day one for Juicy, T.R.O.Y. and CREAM.

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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