Failed Rap Game Might Owe Record Company Millions

Remember Def Jam Rapstar? The SingStar for...rap? It had promise, but ultimately fizzled on the vine and died without making much of a splash. Now, making things worse, a record company is trying to squeeze the game's creators for millions. » 3/30/12 3:00am 3/30/12 3:00am

Music Games Will Make A Comeback, But How Is A Mystery

Rock Band and Guitar Hero aren't the sensations they used to be. That doesn't mean they're bad. Not Rock Band 3. But they're not the cultural phenomenons they once were. That's temporary, according to a man who should know. » 11/30/10 3:00pm 11/30/10 3:00pm

The Best Wu-Tang Clan Song Is Coming To Def Jam Rapstar

C.R.E.A.M. is not the best Wu-Tang Clan song. Can we agree on this? The best is Protect Ya Neck, which is part of a Wu-Tang Clan downloadable song pack some of you can rap to today. » 11/09/10 5:00pm 11/09/10 5:00pm

Hulk Hogan Plays Def Jam Rapstar, Flashes His Junk

Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, daughter Brooke, and Jimmy Hart are having a wonderful time paying tribute to The Notorious B.I.G in Def Jam Rapstar, until the Hulkster decides the cameraman wants to see his penis. Thank goodness for censor bars. » 11/03/10 12:20pm 11/03/10 12:20pm

The First 27 Downloadable Def Jam Rapstar Tracks

Def Jam Rapstar, like most modern music games, has downloadable songs. Def Jam Rapstar, unlike any other modern music game, lets you download Paid in Full or Passin' Me By. Rap classic, $2 a pop. Here's the official list: » 10/29/10 4:00pm 10/29/10 4:00pm

The Littlest Def Jam Rapstar Boom Box Flashdrive

I love gaming flashdrives. They're tiny, they're functional, and often they're cute. Take this Def Jam Rapstar drive. Adorable. Too bad it doesn't play music. » 10/12/10 11:30pm 10/12/10 11:30pm

Free Lil Wayne With Def Jam Rapstar

Pick up a copy of Def Jam Rapstar for any platform between October 12 and October 19 at Best Buy and you'll help Lil Wayne prove that he is not a human being. » 10/11/10 6:30pm 10/11/10 6:30pm

Def Jam Rapstar's Complete Track List Revealed

Our best hope for a good rap game, Konami and 4mm Games' Def Jam Rapstar, finally has a complete track list. Not only will we sip on "Gin and Juice" and "Brass Monkey," but we'll score some Rob Base. » 9/29/10 7:40pm 9/29/10 7:40pm

I Rapped As Snoop Dogg For You

The self-conscious games reporter does not rap in public. He raps at home, with a preview build of Def Jam Rapstar, video-camera activated. But then, though he might regret it later, he shares the videos with you. » 9/23/10 11:00am 9/23/10 11:00am

Def Jam Rapstar's Stronger Commercial

Shot in Brooklyn, New York, this television commercial for Def Jam RapStar was produced by Anthony Mandler, late of Jay Z, Drake and John Mayer video fame, and includes cameos by hip-hop artists Maino and Nipsey Hu$$le. » 9/17/10 1:40pm 9/17/10 1:40pm

Bangladesh, Lean Back, Get Low Confirmed for Def Jam Rapstar

Konami today unveiled seven more of the tracks that will be playable on their upcoming Def Jam Rapstar game, and confirmed that Bangladesh will be providing instrumental beats for the game's freestyle mode. » 9/09/10 11:00am 9/09/10 11:00am

Konami's Gamescom 2010 Press Conference Live!

Konami is kicking off its Gamescom 2010 press conference with a greeting from the affable host Thomas Sauermann, who warns us that we'll be hearing more about Pro Evolution Soccer, Def Jam Rapstar and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow today. And? » 8/18/10 5:10am 8/18/10 5:10am

Nelly, Public Enemy And Diddy To Co-Exist On Def Jam Rapstar's…

A bunch of new tracks confirmed for Def Jam Rapstar today guarantee that you'll be able to spend part of your fall rapping along to Public Enemy at their best and Nas at his most obnoxious. » 8/05/10 3:00pm 8/05/10 3:00pm

Def Jam Rapstar Confirms A Tribe Called Quest and Ludacris


Music from A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J and Ludacris are among the songs unveiled today that will be appearing on the upcoming hip hop game Def Jam Rapstar. » 7/08/10 10:00am 7/08/10 10:00am

Rapstar Trivia Game Packed With Arcane Hip-Hop Facts

Def Jam Rapstar brings hip-hop and rap to the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 this October. It also brings with it proof of my complete lack of knowledge about solid hip-hop. » 7/06/10 12:20pm 7/06/10 12:20pm

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg is a Def Jam Rap Star

Words cannot describe. Fortunately we have this video, featuring HipHopGamer and Microsoft's product manager Aaron Greenberg, which does an ample job of describing. » 6/25/10 5:20pm 6/25/10 5:20pm

Def Jam Rapstar's Online 'Data Porn' Rolls Deep

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of rap game Def Jam Rapstar is the one I may never be brave enough to use—it's incredibly deep community, a massively connected online feature that's stuffed with "data porn." » 6/18/10 4:40pm 6/18/10 4:40pm