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 www.defjamrapstar.com. 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.
Confirmed Tracks To Date:
I Get Around
I Get Money
A Tribe Called Quest
Just A Friend
Chip Diddy Chip
Fix Up, Look Sharp
Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg
Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang
Best I Ever Had
We Fly High
Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
LL Cool J
Mama Said Knock You Out
So Fresh, So Clean
Pete Rock and CL Smooth
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
T.I. featuring Rihanna
Live Your Life
Tinchy Stryder feat. N-Dubz
Wu Tang Clan
Confirmed Producers for Freestyle Mode:
Cool & Dre
The Good Doctor
On The One
Straight Up, No Chaser
Def Jam Rapstar is all about Hip-Hop and the music that makes it great. Spit bars with the best in the history of the Rap Game past and present, and prove that no one else can touch you on the mic.
Bridging The Gap
Golden Age. Platinum Age. Old School. New School. Veteran. Rookie. Def Jam Rapstar has the hits no matter what style you represent.
Every Day A Star Is Born
If you're an aspiring emcee developing your skills, Def Jam Rapstar helps take your game to the next level. Get instant feedback on your lyrical accuracy, timing and tone that'll help you go from amateur to icon.
Def Jam Rapstar features custom, proprietary voice recognition technology that keeps tabs on your lyrical accuracy, because no one respects a fraud.
If You Are Who You Say You Are...
Direct and star in your own music video to show off your "swagnificance." Use an attached console camera to record your performance. Then, edit the lighting, sound and special effects to create your own Hip-Hop classic. Champagne and models not included.
Pay Your Dues
Earn stripes, crush haters and sharpen your skills in the innovative Battle Mode. Trade lines and punchlines for the highest score. Prove you're not the one to be messed with.
The Next Legendary Lyricist
Do you think you belong on the latest "Top Five Dead Or Alive" list? Play in Freestyle mode and rock the mic over beats provided by world famous producers.
Keep Your Team Strong
Def Jam Rapstar's community opens the door for passionate Hip-Hop entrepreneurs and fans to get involved. View and rank videos, manage and promote a crew of artists, build a brand and carve out an empire.
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 online. 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
Utilising the 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
This game isn't too dissimilar to SingStar, except it obviously focuses on rap and hip hop songs. If you like the genre, you'll probably like this game. If, like me, you're fairly new to the genre but are open minded, you'll probably enjoy the game.
The main thing that marks this game down for me is the complete lack of online support. There's supposed to be a community, much like the one SingStar has. But unfortunately the developers of the game have decided to pull the online support after less than 9 months after the game came out.
So without online support, you can neither share your experiences with others nor attain the platinum trophy (there are online trophies).
This Game is targeting a key area within this gaming genre..But...there are some obstacles you must face if you are eventually at a point where you can enjoy this game. 1st - You will most definatly have to battle with the delay from mic to speaker....This affected my in-game score significantly becos I couldnt get rid of the delay no matter how many times I sychronized the friggin' thing. Secondly that freestyle mode is trash becos you cant even listen to what you just freestyled when your finished!!!! how pointless and...oh yes....not forgetting the video editing mode...it sounds cool but it really spoils the game becos you can only record for 30 seconds!!! whats the point??? And finally you cannot listen to your rapping after you've finished, there is no option that plays back your vocals which really destroys the longevity of the game becos theres nothing funnier than listenin back to your mates trying to rap - but unfortunatly that is not an option in this game.....basically in a 'nut-shell' this game is a glorified karaoke disc. And be warned ALL songs have no explicit content so there are some gaps during the raps which throws you off. Nice try Def Jam...but this game kinda sucks, solution - buy some decks and a mixer and a Real mic if u wanna be a Rapstar lol.