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

Rapstar Out In October, Is On The Right Track

Def Jam Rapstar, the hip hop karaoke title from 4mm Games, will be out on October 5 for the 360, PS3 and Wii. And it'll live and die on the strength of its tracklist, which at the moment, looks...decent! » 6/03/10 8:01am 6/03/10 8:01am

Rapstar Teases Song Selection

4mm's Rapstar intrigued me at E3, but music games live and die by their tracklists, not their good intentions. And neither of these new "trailers" for the game give any hints whatsoever. » 12/18/09 11:40pm 12/18/09 11:40pm

Timbaland Is Completely Serious About Beaterator

With his likeness plastered all over Beaterator, rapper and producer Timbaland is definitely serious about the PSP title - serious enough to use it on tracks from his upcoming album Shock Value 2. » 10/15/09 12:20pm 10/15/09 12:20pm

These Songs Will Be In Rapstar [Update]

Like all music games, 4mm's Rapstar will live and die on the strength of its tracklist. Convenient topic, that, since we've got hold of the names of seven of the game's tracks. » 7/27/09 7:30am 7/27/09 7:30am

Rapstar Impressions: "They Sing, We Rap"

While other members of Team Kotaku are busy flying/driving home today, I had one last E3 appointment to attend: spend some time with 4mm Game's hip-hop karaoke title Rapstar. » 6/05/09 6:00pm 6/05/09 6:00pm

Rapstar Announced, Is Like SingStar But, Well...

4mm Games - the new studio formed by the two of the guys who founded Rockstar - have announced their debut game. And it's called Def Jam Rapstar, a hip-hop karaoke game. » 5/29/09 12:00am 5/29/09 12:00am