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Do you live in Germany, France or the best country ever, Great Britain? Do you like Rap? Well then you will be excited to know that within these countries ‘Def Jam Rapstar’ will be receiving exclusive content. Each country will have different content heading their way to spice up their game.

‘The first two tracks announced as exclusive to the UK edition of Def Jam Rapstar are Tinie Tempah’s massive debut No. 1 hit, “Pass Out”, and the UK’s current Best British Male act* Dizzee Rascal and his hit single “Fix Up, Look Sharp”. Hip Hop fans in France can look forward to NTM featuring Lord Ko’s “Ma Benz” and Sefyu’s “Molotov 4″, while the German version will exclusively feature Sido’s “Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix)” and Kool Savas’s “Futurama”.

Kevin Liles, CEO for Def Jam Enterprises went on to explain why the company felt that changing content for each country was a good move.

As I continue to travel the globe, I’m always amazed how hip hop has impacted youth culture in every country around the world” “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.”

It’s surprising to see how much sense this makes and makes you wonder why nobody thought of this before. The Developers and Def Jam Enterprises seem to be doing their best to oppese the consumer and bring them the best possible experience where ever they live. Peter Stone, UK General Manager for Konami has reassured fans that Def Jam Rapstar won’t just be regional or the same old music.

It is fantastic to see such a wide range of both established and upcoming talent, as work ramps up on Def Jam Rapstar It was always going to be vital to have tracks that mean something to music fans, and we have genuinely covered all bases. Classic tracks from the cream of European and US artists will ensure that Def Jam Rapstar sets its stall from the start as a cutting edge title that will showcase the greatest talent from all over the globe

Alongside this informative press release came the initial list of confirmed tracks available in Def Jam Rapstar.

  • 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

The final game will include 40 tracks from some of the biggest names. The game will allow players to be the star by rhyming and using their console camera to upload their efforts onto a community page (www.defjamrapstar.com). Players will also be able to freestyle over tracks and upload them to the community page for everyone to look at and tell you if you’re ‘hot or not’

One thing is for sure, I’m not even a rap fan and I’m impressed by how much effort has gone into the creation of this game. Much like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, I expect this title will be supported by DLC far into the future, and with only one peripheral needed the price looks to be reasonable too. Expect more info on Def Jam Rapstar as we get it.