Def Jam Rapstar
Def Jam Rapstar Looking For a UK Rap Star
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In what has to be a video game first, flexing your real world skills in a game could bag you an actual career if you're good enough to get noticed. Playing Def Jam Rapstar in the UK could make you the next big thing in British hip-hop music, as the game, in partnership with Atlantic Records and HMV are launching a nationwide search for a talented emcee.

The contest winner will actually be signed to Atlantic Records, who have worked with artists like Jay-Z, T.I., Flo-Rida and B.o.B as well as other hip-hop talents. It's surely any wannabe rap star's dream.

Open only to UK rappers, anyone can vote via their computer when the competition launches on January 1st, 2011, from which date players will be invited to upload their best performances on Def Jam Rapstar. The top rappers will then be selected to take part in a freestyle battle to spit the best lyrics at selected branches of HMV in the UK during February 2011.

The final ten lyricists will then go on to be judged by a panel of judges, with the ultimate winner being crowned the Def Jam Rapstar champion, before going on to sign for Atlantic Records and release their first single commercially. It really is the stuff of hip-hop dreams, so hone those rhyming skills now!

For more on Def Jam Rapstar, read our review to get the definitive score.


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Comment #1 by I Am4z1n9 AZ I
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:02:31 AM
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Yeah right they just want the game to sell are they really that desperate.

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Comment #2 by Nozza XBA
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:03:50 AM
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I'm hip hop, hiphopotamus, my lyrics are bottomless!

I think I've got potencial?!

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Comment #3 by ViNyLek
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:04:42 AM
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I can't resist so here it goes. I totally saw something like this coming. Great way to advertise product for ppl that aren't even into video gaming^^ Way to go:-P

I read your review and sadly have to say this is definitely not for me. Censored rap game. That's the biggest LOL of the year^^

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Comment #4 by In Flames
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:05:32 AM
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They call me the hiphop-potamus
I got flows that glow like phosphorous
Poppin off the top of this esophageus
I'm Not a water dwelling mammal from Africa
thats moved to the metroplois
and been taught how to break dance
where did you get that preposterous hypothesis?

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Comment #5 by EcT Felix
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:12:33 AM
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Nice 1 =D ^

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Comment #6 by pandaliamcod6
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:46:35 AM
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Sounds pretty cool but i think i speak for a large fraction of people when i say im gonnna be amazing at this! =D

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Comment #7 by Andreas_loel
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 11:51:00 AM
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Yea the world needs more british rappers, this far you got fuck all except the streets and he isnt even rapping he is just talking along to the music :D

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Comment #8 by di mundio
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 12:29:12 PM
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@7 To be fair, there are quite a few around. Just hardly any are good.

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Comment #9 by The Globalizer
Thursday, December 02, 2010 @ 05:34:55 PM
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This is perfect, because all UK rappers just want to be US rappers anyway. (Which is a shame, because I usually quite like UK rappers when they stick to the grimey stuff and stop trying to suck off Jay-Z and Usher.)

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Comment #10 by Tilb Town Rufus
Friday, December 03, 2010 @ 10:45:48 AM
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Yes, my chance to shine!

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US October 05, 2010
Europe November 05, 2010

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