Guitar Hero, Then DJ Hero, Now Rapstar!


Thanks to for this little piece of news, so first came Guitar Hero in 2005 a game based on a Guitar shaped controller, you could either be Bass or Lead guitarist, then came DJ Hero another game based on the same thing, but this time using decks to mix music and scratch, you get the idea, well now it seems there’s another game in the same genre hitting… Konami and DefJam join forces to bring us “Rapstar”, a game focused on HipHop music and rapping down a microphone. Check out the press release for all the details:

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.

The game will feature the following Artists and songs:

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

Def Jam Rapstar will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation®3 and Wii in Autumn 2010.

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