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 and using your console camera to create and upload videos 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. Videos can be made with these as well, and once uploaded the Def Jam Rapstar community online will decide how good you really are. Additional functionality includes the ability to throw down against a friend in rap battles, or join them in a duet. 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. You can buy with a high quality microphone or buy alone and use any 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.
Career Mode - 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.
Battle Mode - 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.
Duet Play - 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.
Freestyle Mode - 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.
Practice Mode - 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.
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. Sno