Def Jam Rapstar
Def Jam RapstarDef 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.
The Def Jam Rapstar is the ultimate emcee experience for video game consoles. Consisting of a copy of the 40+ track strong Def Jam Rapstar and a Logitech Vantage USB Wired Microphone–both included–this special game bundle allows you to become a rapstar right out of the box. Lay down rhymes, have it out in rap battles, join other players in duets, freestyle over tracks by some of the hottest Hip-Hop producers, and even create and upload your own rap videos using your existing console camera. Whatever your style the Def Jam Rapstar microphone bundle provides all that you need to step to the mic to take on all comers.
The game is available with a high quality microphone in this bundle, or you can buy the software only and use any compatible mic you already own. The choice is yours. Def Jam Rapstar works with any console microphones from other game designed for your system. In addition, players can also use any existing console camera to put themselves in the game like they never could have imagined. Def Jam Rapstar is all about your rise to the top. YOU are the star, not some avatar.
Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip-Hop. Whether you are Golden Age, Platinum Age, Old School, New School, a beat veteran or even a rookie with the mic, Def Jam Rapstar delivers the hits no matter what you represent. And featuring the newest in voice recognition technology, this game will keep tabs on your lyrical accuracy like no game before it; rewarding or dissing you appropriately, because no one respects a fraud.
Success doesn’t happen overnight. You need to rise through the ranks in Career Mode to become a Def Jam Rapstar. Spit bars with the best in the history of the Rap Game to unlock new tracks, fresh beats, and other add-ons.
Earn stripes, crush haters, and sharpen your skills in the innovative Battle Mode. Trade lyrics and punchlines for the highest score. Prove you’re not one to be messed with.
In Def Jam Rapstar, you don’t have to go it alone. Grab a friend and perform together in Duet Mode. Just like Kanye and Jamie or T.I. And Rihanna, you can record your video and upload it for the fans.
You bring the lyrics, we’ll bring the beats. Featuring exclusive original tracks by some of the best producers in Hip-Hop, Freestyle Mode gives you the tools you need to make sure that your voice is heard.
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. When you are nearly ready to step to the mic, take what you learn and jump into Practice Mode to replay tough sections to sharpen your rhymes for the next go around.
Direct and star in your own music video to show off your „swagnificance.” Use the console camera to record your performances. Edit the special effects and sounds in your clip… all you need to create your own Hip-Hop classic. Flashing lights and models not included.
The Def Jam Rapstar community opens the door for passionate Hip-Hop entrepreneurs and fans to get involved. Cut together music videos, call out battles, build up your crew, work your way to the top of the ranks. It’s everything an MC needs to become a VIP and perhaps even become a true mogul. View and rank videos, manage and promote artists and crews, build a brand, and carve out an empire.
The Def Jam Rapstar game disc is packed with more than 40 tracks representing every stage in the evolution of Hip-Hop, with many, many more available as downloadable content. Just a sampling of the tracks available include:
- 2Pac – „I Get Around”
- 50 Cent – „I Get Money”
- A Tribe Called Quest – „Scenario”
- Big Pun feat. Joe – „Still Not a Player”
- Biz Markie – „Just A Friend”
- Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg – „Nuthin’ But a ‚G’ Thang”
- Drake – „Best I Ever Had”
- Ice Cube – „Today Was A Good Day”
- Jim Jones – „We Fly High”
- Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx – „Gold Digger”
- Lil’ Wayne – „A Milli”
- LL Cool J – „Mama Said Knock You Out”
- Ludacris – „Stand Up”
- Notorius B.I.G. – „Juicy”
- Onyx – „Slam”
- Outkast – „So Fresh, So Clean”
- Pete Rock and CL Smooth – „They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”
- Redman and Method Man – „DA Rockwilder”
- Run-D.M.C. – „Run’s House”
- Salt-N-Pepa – „Push It”
- Slick Rick – „Children’s Story”
- T.I. Feat Rihanna – „Live Ya Life”
- Wu Tang Clan – „C.R.E.A.M.”
- Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West – „Put On”
Def Jam Rapstar is now compatible with Kinect for Xbox 360, specifically offering video recording via Kinect. To use Kinect for Xbox 360 with Def Jam Rapstar, players must download the online patch that will be available on December 22, 2010 in North America and in January 2011 in Europe.