EA releases Icon's def jams

Soundtrack for Def Jam: Icon announced, will feature 29 songs; Lil Jon, Jim Jones bring the crunk, Ghostface reps the Wu, The Game makes the game.

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Music plays an integral part of the upcoming Def Jam: Icon, the urban-themed fighting game from Electronic Arts' Chicago studios. While hip-hop was simply a backdrop in previous Def Jam games, songs will be incorporated into the gameplay of Icon with players pounding each other in environments that actually react to the music.

As a result, picking music for the game was more than a simple marketing tie-in, and today, EA announced the game's soundtrack.

Included in this year's crop of tracks are multiple songs from Lil Jon, Redman, Sean Paul, The Game, Young Jeezy, and others, as well as one-offs from veterans Nas, Ghostface, and Ludacris. A full list of songs and artists is below.

For those who prefer to beat down to their own beats, a My Soundtrack feature for the Xbox 360 allows gamers to load their own MP3s into the game, which will affect the environment just like songs from the soundtrack.

Def Jam: Icon is rated M for Mature and will be on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on March 6. A demo of the game is expected to be released over Xbox Live "soon." For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

Artist/Song Title
Big Boi (Purple Ribbon All-Stars feat. Big Boi)/Kryptonite
E-40/Tell Me When To Go
E-40/Go Hard or Go Home
Fat Joe/Make It Rain
Ghostface/The Champ (Remix)
Jim Jones/Crunk Muzik
Jim Jones/We Fly High
Konkrete feat. Big Boi/What's that Smell
Lil Jon/Get Crunk
Lil Jon (and the Eastside Boys)/Get Low
Ludacris/Get Back
M.O.P./Ante Up
Method Man & Redman/Da Rockwilder
Mike Jones/Back Then
Mike Jones/Got it Sewed Up--Remix
Nas/Hate Me Now
Paul Wall/Sittin' Sidewayz
Paul Wall/Trill
Redman/Rush Da Security
Redman/Let's Go
Sean Paul/Head in the Zone
Sean Paul/All Out
T.I./What You Know
T.I./Top Back
The Game/One Blood
The Game/Scream on 'Em
Young Jeezy/I Do This
Young Jeezy/Soul Survivor
Young Joc/It's Going Down

Discussion

98 comments
PSLinux
PSLinux

plug in an "ipod" to the "360" think about that one

bballabarry
bballabarry

this list is kinda weak. there r some goods songs on it. but there could b more and better songs. luckly u can plug in an ipod to the 360 and upload music. ill b sure to do that.

Alpha2
Alpha2

I really don't understand what the deal is behind blocking the use of your own MP3s on the PS3 version unless they want you to buy THEIR songs which kinda defeats the purpose of calling it a custom sound track. other wise it's really stupid and makes no sense at all. Unless this is all just a miss understanding and the option is just given a fancy name on the 360 version I dont see myself buying this game at all anymore. Way to Eff up a sale EA.

geezy31
geezy31

This game is gonna be hot. Its about time they focus on tha south too. they are goin along with the flow of the industry, the south is on top right now. I dont like a lot of the new cats from ATL because they are T.I. clones. Where is dmx, good question. Thats y he aint featured. Hip hop must be dead, whats jay-z talkin bout thats so different(cristal)(sellin drugs b4 rap). he has a new song-minority report = re-run of why-Jadakiss is it just me or do up north cats seem angry, cuz their losin. hence the return of jay-z- everybody up north was probably cryin for him to save the day. im sorry but didnt the old school rappers used to beef and battle. thats how most of the cats in ny started out by battle rapping. u talk about down south just rappin bout jewelry hoes and rims, listen to any northern cat's album and bet hey got at least 5 songs talkin bout the same thing minus the grills and add a jacob, don son. alot of ny cats talk about the ghetto they live in and how bad it is, but dont do anything to improve it so whats the point mentionin it.

Dolla213
Dolla213

This is what happens when developers want to make money, they come up with crappy sequels to great games and put in a bunch of already dried out antics and call it new. DJ: Icon is probably going to be the worst idea created by EA. They dont even have great fighters (and good rappers) anymore, whatever happened to DMX from the fist Def Jam game? I look at the fighting roster and all I see are fighters from Atlanta which basically rap about the same things; big rims, grillz, ice and hoes. Is it just me or is Hip Hop Dead?

GuillermoX
GuillermoX

They ruined a great fighting engine? And why? So i can play "lets see who can throw each other in front of a car the most..... No thanks. EA Big had a good thing going with FFNY, its fighting engine was unique and you could beat people with large variable combo strings, tons of slams, AND the environment. It looks like they decided only one of the 3 things was worth keeping. Oh and thier "great new unique idea" of making the music coincide with the fight has already been done in a TON of games, not to mention the game this is supposed to be a sequel to. When you turn over a successful series to a new developer, and the developer copies a feature from the old game and calls it a brand new thing, that isnt a good sign at all. Did they even play this hugely selling and high rated game?

earlmccormick88
earlmccormick88

what about fabolous or cassidy. kanye west. nebody in da gunit. ffny had ova i think 40 characters.

cj_hope33
cj_hope33

Its funny when I get this game Im not gonna be listenting to any of those songs! I'll be listening to some Wu-Tang Clan, D.J. Krush, and a bunch of GOOD music.

NajeeKen
NajeeKen

anxiety6 Chicken Noodle Soup is a new york song...

Snipeflip
Snipeflip

I'll be listening to..... The Game Redman Make It Rain Jim Jones Ante Up Young Jeezy

J_Bigg
J_Bigg

anxiety6; I feel you on that 100% They could have kept 1990 when rap was real. Down south is ok but it is running its course. It is nothing but club music. They can hardly rap. I feel you on this.

Ace-Geno
Ace-Geno

WHAT!? 360 GET A DEMO VERSION & CUSTOM SOUNDTRACK!?, AH COME ON EA YA'LL NOT SPREADING THE LOVE TO WELL.

anxiety6
anxiety6

ok rap is corny nowadays they should of made a whole old school late ninties soundtrack that would of bin good instead of this south crap i hear all the time with there no knowledge lyrics get down or chicken soup or stupid stupid stuff like that

TryMe01
TryMe01

not a bad music line up, too bad there aint many more hits in this line up

Jnoobpwnsu312
Jnoobpwnsu312

This is all g00d but WTF happen teh MISTAH F . A . B.!!!!

Kantwon
Kantwon

YUNG JOC... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO *head explodes*

playa42018
playa42018

Just so you know, just because an artists music is featured in the game, it doesnt mean they are featured as a fighter in the game. Example: Def Jam FFNY, LL Cool J's Mama told me to knock you out, was in the game, but LL was not.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

yes......fill of southern rappers!!!! FINALLY! THE DEFJAM GAMING SERIES WILL GO DOWN SOUTH!!! like young joc, its goin down!

halitolilone
halitolilone

yes the game and nas those will be my fav characters and if ps3 dont have custom soundtrack then f**k EA.......

symbspider
symbspider

hw do we know that the ps3 can't use custom tracks? Gamespot hasn't confirmed anything have they? i'm more mad that we haven't had any info on a demo for ps3!

epormada
epormada

Pradmetro said: "WTF!!?? I can't Customize my own music on the PS3? THIS SUCKS!!! THAT'S NOT FAIR!!!!" ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, you get what you pay for!!! OH, wait? The BS3 is $200.00 more and lacks this awesome feature!!! Well BS3 owners you can always go watch a beta-ray movie on your standard def TV! ROFL!!!

epormada
epormada

Mainstream rap has gotten really terrible and repetitive, lean wit' it, and is the decline of modern civilization!!! Lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean wit' it, lean..... *sigh* LAME!!!

TyWeezY2
TyWeezY2

Im Guessin Those people are in the Game.... Cuz usually every1 on tha soundtrack is in tha game.....?

akabaloo
akabaloo

Well, i never really liked Young Joc Jeezy or Mike Jones, everything else is good. Alot of old music tho... How many games has "Get Low" been on since NFS Underground? Gosh.

akabaloo
akabaloo

Well, i never really liked Young Joc Jeezy or Mike Jones, everything else is good. Alot of old music tho... How many games has "Get Low" been on since NFS Underground? Gosh.

scythe0925
scythe0925

WHo???? MIKE JONES!!!!!! Ill buy it just for that.

ocdog45
ocdog45

the tracks are to commercial for me. i don't litsen to radio music, but thanks god for streaming music from my PC

CJMcDursty
CJMcDursty

that is hillarious!!!! the Piece O' S**T 3 can't put their own songs into the game!!!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha just another reason you should own a 360 instead:D

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

Lol I just love seeing the goth people in GS " I want to replace it with my own rock sountrack " Comon, we all know rock on this game sucks . But hey who am I to judge a rocker .

stubby_01
stubby_01

Ghostface, Meth and Red, Nas, Big Boi and Game is probably the only things I'm gonna bump

jasonvickers
jasonvickers

soundtrack looks allright for what little rap i listen to, but game looks nice

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

not bad, I just can't wait for the game to come out now

bIGbALLES
bIGbALLES

most of the music suks the only good song would be T.I./What You Know T.I./Top Back The Game/One Blood The Game/Scream on 'Em Young Jeezy/I Do This Young Jeezy/Soul Survivor Jim Jones/Crunk Muzik Jim Jones/We Fly High Fat Joe/Make It Rain thats about it they shoul of put more underground rappers

rowletteagle09
rowletteagle09

Were not against rap, were not against rappers, But we are against THOSE THUGS

Benny_is_here
Benny_is_here

Sweet, but I won't be getting the soundtrack. It's a compilation, and the 40% of the songs I like here are already in my collection.

ElJuego07
ElJuego07

mike jones-back then??? that song is fukn weak. Fuk mike jones.

aziz3lw
aziz3lw

cant wait to have it both>>the game and the track

Wezker619
Wezker619

Hmmmmm where is Bone Thugz N Harmony........

818Lalo
818Lalo

I can't wait to get to play this game. I'm definitely picking this game up.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

im disappointed it isn't an original sountrack

russians_r_sexy
russians_r_sexy

im not obsessed with gangsters(okassar) nor do i like rap music. but i still like this game (well the other ones) mainly i love kickin the sht out of the raprs. but it had a great feel to it and i hope this one steps that up.

JimmyChalice
JimmyChalice

Well, theres only one thing matters for me, I just want to know if the Rappers are gettin a Blazing move each one just like in previous Def Jam Games. If the Blazing moves are not included into the game as well im not playing it because it would suck really bad, the only reason why I play this game because i want to see the ultimate blazing moves. If theres no blazing moves, im not paying for it.

okassar
okassar

Oh god,the Def Jam series is a fairly bad one.I won't pick Icon up even if my friends said it was good....You won't like it unless you're obssessed with gangsters....even if the game is poorely developed.

Pradmetro
Pradmetro

hey, anarchicgoth, UP YOURS!!!

GoddBless
GoddBless

I'm happy they put an M.O.P. song on the list, but they could've used something more recent. I hope this means they will be in the game, Jeezy too. Also I only see Sean Paul tunes so does that mean they took Elephant Man out? :-( It will be fun to beat up Jim Jones and Game if they're characters. They don't even have to be playable I just want the chance to beat them up. Lol.