Def Jam Rapstar tracks revealed

Territory exclusives from Dizzee, Tinie.

Def Jam Rapstar will feature territory-exclusive tracks when launched on PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this autumn.

The production quintet - developers 4mm Games, Terminal Reality, Def Jam Interactive and distributors Konami and Autumn Games - have revealed the first two UK exclusive tracks as Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" and Dizzee Rascal's "Fix Up, Look Sharp".

Meanwhile, French fans will be blessed with NTM featuring Lord Ko's "Ma Benz" and Sefyu's "Molotov 4". Finally, Germans will get Sido's "Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix)" and Kool Sava's "Futrama". What, no Schlechta Umgang?

Def Jam Rapstar will pack more than 40 hip hop tracks at release. Artists include Dr Dre, Wu-Tang, Biggie, Slick Rick, 2 Pac and more. But Def Jam hopes the real win for Rapstar will be users rhyming, videoing (using a console camera) and uploading their performances to an integrated Def Jam Rapstar website.

Songs confirmed for Rapstar so far are:

"Trainers by the truck load, trainers by the ton."
  • 2 Pac - "I Get Around"
  • 50 Cent - "I Get Money"
  • Dizzee Rascal - "Fix Up, Look Sharp" (UK exclusive)
  • Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"
  • Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx - "Gold Digger"
  • Kool Savas - "Futurama" (German exclusive)
  • Lil' Wayne - "A Milli"
  • Notorious B.I.G. - "Juicy"
  • NTM featuring Lord Ko - "Ma Benz" (French exclusive)
  • Sefyu - "Molotov 4" (French exclusive)
  • Sido - "Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix)" (German exclusive)
  • Slick Rick - "Children's Story"
  • T.I. featuring Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
  • Tinie Tempah - "Pass Out" (UK exclusive)
  • Wu Tang Clan - "C.R.E.A.M."
  • Young Jeezy featuring Kanye West - "Put On"

"As I continue to travel the globe, I'm always amazed how hip hop has impacted youth culture in every country around the world," said Def Jam prsident Kevin Liles.

"Each territory is creating their own movement, style, artists, and songs that resonate with the hip hop experience in their respective country. Hip hop is global, therefore Def Jam Rapstar must also be global, and provide local content providers the opportunity to represent hip hop in their own language in their own voice."


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