Def Jam Karaoke Rap Game In The Works

Rock Band fans, it’s time for hip-hop upgrade. Yesterday (May 28) 4mm Games and Def Jam Interactive announced their collaborative project, Def Jam Rapstar, set for release sometime this winter.

Video Game authority spoke to Lauren Wirtzer, Def Jam Interactive’s vice president of marketing and 4mm CEO Nicolas Perrett to get some incite into the video game. “There are not very many products out there that speak directly to the hip-hop consumer base,” said Wirtzer. “More than just a music game, this is a game that really incorporates all of the crucial elements of this lifestyle. It’s not just about music, it’s about swagger.”

“I think, at the highest level, we’re trying to make a game that appeals to a very broad audience of anyone who has really enjoyed hip-hop music at any point in the last 30 years,” Perrett added. “That’s a really important thing for all of those fans out there who don’t have a hip-hop game that can encompass that breadth of music across that whole period, all the way through to right this second what’s coming out. Even stuff that’ll be coming out at the very same time the game is coming out.”

Rapstar will not only incorporate Def Jam artists, but from across all the four major labels, as Def Jam Interactive is separated from the record label.

As of press time it is not certain what gaming systems Rapstar will be made for.

Take a look at a trailer for the game below. – Elan Mancini

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  • Federal Ranga

    First? Pierzy? Negro Please?

    Fuck it. Is this fuckin with Activision DJ Hero due out later this year?

  • Those Was Facts!

    Great, just another way to encourage people into thinking they can rap.

  • poot

    i hope gucci mane is in the game

  • DetroitDraper

    Ima grown ass man. NO I dont plan on playin Guitar Hero, Dj Hero or any other bs ass game rap format or not.

  • $ykotic


  • BeerGangsta

    Def Jam put Rap music on the Map. Rolling with Rush. This will be always a good record company. No matter who is the boss understand.

  • General

    I wonder if Joe Budden’s will buy it so he can rap over the verses that he ghostwrote for Meth…???

  • TonyStackz

    Get the fuck outta here with that bullshit!!!
    that dude buddens its hella nice but he couldnt write a song to save his fucking life I’ve heard a few decent songs here n there but nothing outta the ordinary but Meth on the other hand has Classics under his belt…why would he need a nobody to write for him?!! Get the fuck outta here with those lame rumors Buddens straight disrespectful for going against Legends Like Meth, Hov n who knows who else that dude its gonna pay a penalty for that right there boy!!!

  • $ykotic

    Two weeks ago I was @ a karaoke bar and this dude decides he’s gonna do “Jigga What”. Even Jaz-O’s part.

    Horrible is a kind word to describe what happened.

    • Tony Grand$

      @ $yk

      Lmao @ “Fuck that, coke by the boat load”

  • EReal

    This is a horrible idea.

  • Cousin A.L.E.

    I’d prefer a new fight one than karaoke shit

  • I luV hIp Hop

    it wouldn’t really be a game u just wanna play @ home by urself, that’s loser status, i see me buying it though as something i’d use for like a party u kno,when everybody chilling drunk and whatever, sounds like fun!

    peace and i’m out!

  • Tahirys REAL boyfriend

    Now this is SERIOUS. Joe Budden is PAYING me to kick it wit my girl Tahiry. Me and Tahiry been seeing each other off and on for about a year and half, and she happened to be a fan of his, so one day she said she wanted to stage a fake relationship with a rapper to help get her name out here, so we got in touch with Joe Buddens manager and arranged a meeting. So Tahiry is really not with the dude, and he knows that also.

    Oh who am I…

    G-UNOT KILLA!!!!!!!

  • Phil-Da-Beast

    Oh great, another way for stupid white kids to act hard in front of their friends, i wonder if it comes with a fake chain and a bejeweled microphone?

  • geico lizard

    So instead of disco songs now drunk people on blind dates will have rap music to do karaoke over? This cant be good for the movement.

  • Tony Grand$

    With it being said that this is aimed @ the Hip Hop demographic, let’s talk starring “characters”….

    Kanye West

    50 Cent

    Wayne (?)

    Rick Ross

    & most of the dudes from Vendetta.

    • $ykotic

      LOL Vendetta? Ha!

      No lie I just saw the meth head karaoke version of “King or Rock” like 20 mins ago.

      Made me call a cab.

      • EReal

        I wanna see rawss smother someone with his belly like he did foxy.

  • BS

    So black, asian and hispanic people are the only people who listen or buy hip hop? Get the fuck outta here, rappers make their money of 14 year old white kids goin out and buyin their shit, you cant even put a white guy in the trailer, come on this is bullshit right here. The game looks shit anyway ha

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  • TwisT

    so the question on everyones mind


    in or out

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