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Def Jam Rapstar

Def Jam Rapstar

October 5th, 2010

Price: $5.88 ($39.99)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Rating: 4.2 / 5.0 (9 votes)

Released: 2010-10-05

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Def Jam Rapstar by Konami



Brand: Konami Category: Action Platform: Nintendo Wii ESRB: Teen

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Def 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 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.


  • Freestyle mode allows MC's in the making to kick your own lyrics over well-known producer?s beats, offering a chance to show and prove that you have what it takes
  • Def Jam Rapstar is the first music game fully dedicated to Hip Hop
  • With over 40 songs spanning the history of Hip Hop, Def Jam Rapstar offers a diverse track list with some of the biggest songs in Hip Hop from all music labels
  • Unlike most other microphone-based games, Def Jam Rapstar features custom, proprietary voice recognition technology that judge's lyrical accuracy
  • Utilizing a console camera (not included) Def Jam Rapstar allows you to create and edit videos of your rap performances, starring yourself

Editorial Review

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 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.

Def Jam Rapstar game logo
A Run-D.M.C. track from Def Jam Rapstar
Rap along to tracks from every era of Hip-hop.

Rap the Classics

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.

Step to the Mic and Put Your Camera to Work

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.

Game mode select screen from Def Jam Rapstar
2-player co-op and versus modes.

Performance analysis screen from Def Jam Rapstar
Voice recognition for the most responsive scoring system in a rap game to date.

Game Modes

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.

Video Editing

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.

Video editing screen from Def Jam Rapstar
Utilize your existing console camera to create and edit uploadable videos.

Def Jam Rapstar online community screen featuring player profiles, videos and more
Participate and enjoy a deep online game community.

Track List

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”

More Details

Publisher: Konami Category: Action Binding: Video Game Language: English

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