Def Jam Rapstar Teams Up With Atlantic Records To Find The Next Rap Star!

by on December 2, 2010

In a nice touch of fantasy becoming reality, Def Jam Rapstar has today announced a partnership with Atlantic Records and HMV to announce the launch of a nationwide search for Britain’s best MC!

The winners will recieve a record deal from Atlantic Records, the home to such superstars as Jay-Z! Full details follow:

“The search for a British Rapstar will launch January 1st 2011. Players will be invited to upload their performances to www.defjamrapstar.com using the games innovative freestyle mode, with this stage of the contest lasting one month (terms & conditions apply). The top UK rappers, as voted for by the community on www.defjamrapstar.com, will then be invited to battle it out live on Def Jam Rapstar’s freestyle mode at regional qualifiers, held at select HMV stores across the country during February 2011 and judged by the audience in attendance, ‘8 Mile style’.

The final ten hottest lyricists will then go bar for bar at a central London finale and judged by a panel of Hip Hop / Music aficionados (details to be announced). The winner will be crowned the Rapstar champ and signed by Atlantic Records who will then go on to release the Rapstars first single commercially.

HMV gamerbases and stores nationwide will be setting up Def Jam Rapstar freestyle stations from January 1st 2011 where aspiring rappers can hone their skills before entering the competition.

The ultimate emcee experience, Def Jam Rapstar is the only music game that focuses exclusively on Hip Hop, you and your social networks. With more than 40 of the greatest Hip Hop songs available at release, including Flo Rida’s “Low”, Kanye West’s “Gold Digger”, “Pass Out” by Tinie Tempah, Run DMC’s classic “Run’s House” and Dizzee Rascal’s “Fix Up, Look Sharp”, Def Jam Rapstar allows YOU to be the star by rhyming, using your console camera, and uploading your video to the fully integrated Def Jam Rapstar community at www.defjamrapstar.com.

Developed by 4mm Games, Terminal Reality and Def Jam Interactive, and co-published by Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. and Autumn Games, Def Jam Rapstar will offer a software only version of the game that will retail for £49.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 and £39.99 on Wii, as well as a bundled version that will include software and one wired microphone for £54.99 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 and for £49.99 on Wii.”

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