Def Jam Rapstar- a more gangster version of Singstar

We’ve all had that rather drunken night when we’ve got home after an exceptional jol and decided that it’d be an awesome idea to battle your friends in a karaoke voice off or a spot of guitar hero. There is just something about pretending to be JK or Axel Rose on a plastic vibe- everyone likes Karaoke!!! 🙂

Finally the video game creatives have offered us something fresh in the sea of rather stale sing-a-long karaoke style games with the likes of Def Jam Rapstar. This particular offering lets all of us budding rappers and drunkards out there spit a verse over one of our favourite hip hop tracks. Ooh and what a collection of treffers it is…

Apart from my personal favourite rapper right now Lil Wayne, the game features the likes of:

■2 Pac – “I Get Around”
■50 Cent – “I Get Money”
■A Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario”
■Beastie Boys – “Brass Monkey”
■Big Pun – “Still Not A Player”
■Biz Markie – “Just A Friend”
■Busta Rhymes – “Put Your Hand’s Where My Eyes Can See”
■Diddy featuring The Notorious – “It’s All About The Benjamins (Remix)”
■B.I.G., Lil’ Kim & The LOX
■DJ Khaled featuring Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby & Lil’ Wayne – “We Takin’ Over”
■DMX – “Ruff Ryder’s Anthem”
■Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg – “Nuthin’ But A “G” Thang”
■Drake – “Best I Ever Had”
■Fat Joe featuring Terror Squad – “Lean Back”
■Ice Cube – “Today Was A Good Day”
■Ja Rule featuring Ashanti – “Always On Time”
■Jim Jones – “We Fly High”
■Kanye West – “Stronger”
■Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx – “Gold Digger”
■Lil’ Jon – “Get Low”
■Lil’ Kim – “Crush On You”
■Lil’ Wayne – “A Milli”
■LL Cook J – “Mama Said Knock You Out”
■Ludacris – “Stand Up”
■Method Man featuring Mary J. Blige – “You’re All I Need/I’ll Be There For You”
■Nas featuring Diddy – “Hate Me Now”
■Nelly – “Hot in Herre”
■Notorious B.I.G. – “Juicy”
■Notorious B.I.G. – “Big Poppa”
■Onyx – “Slam”
■Outkast – “So Fresh, So Clean”
■Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)“
■Public Enemy – “Fight The Power”
■Public Enemy – “Can’t Truss It”
■Redman and Method Man – “Da Rockwilder”
■Rob Base – “It Takes Two”
■Run D.M.C. – “Run’s House”
■Salt-N-Pepa – “Push It”
■Slick Rick – “Children’s Story”
■Snoop Dogg – “Gin and Juice”
■Soulja Boy Tell’em – “Turn My Swag On”
■T.I. featuring Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
■Twista featuring Kanye West and Jamie Foxx – “Slow Jamz”
■Wu Tang Clan – “C.R.E.A.M.”
■Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West – “Put On”
■Yung Joc – “It’s Goin’ Down”

An added feature that makes this game extra awesome is the inclusion of a social media component (pictured above) that allows gamers to faceoff with their karaoke style recordings of classic rap songs, thus becoming one of the first video games to do so. Basically, you upload an edited copy of your rendition of your favourite hip hop track on the game website a sort of Youtube and Facebook mix up, where they will be pitted against other players vids! We the public then get to vote on who we think won the battle- and as always there are some prizes involved.

Def Jam Rapstar is available on Xbox, Ps3 and the Wii and retails for around R400 on xbox and ps3 around a R100 less on the Wii. This one is def goin into our mcbn collection… Next late drunken night here we come- “aint nothing but a g thing baby” uns uns uns

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    1. that has to be one of my favourite lines from Weezy!! Shit son, i’m gonna be champion at this game!! 🙂

      Hows about a battle there Dr Greenthumb?? 🙂

  1. Haha! As well! “I’m ill – not sick!”. A Milli ftw.

    Dude, this game is a non-negotiable! It MUST happen!

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