Entire Def Jam Rapstar tracklist takes stage

Notorious B.I.G.'s "Big Poppa," Kanye West's "Stronger," and Beastie Boys' "Brass Monkey" among 45-song deep listing for game due out on October 5.

Konami recently settled a lawsuit with Harmonix parent company Viacom over plastic peripherals. Now, the Japanese publisher is moving forward with a new music rhythm game, Def Jam Rapstar. If the game’s track listing is a pivotal hinge of purchase decision, fans will be happy to know the soundtrack is now known.
Today is in fact a good day for Def Jam Rapstar fans.

Today--six days before the title is due out for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Wii--the game's entire tracklist was announced. The setlist includes the late Notorious B.I.G.'s 1994 hit "Big Poppa" as well as Kanye West's "Stronger," Nelly's "Hot in Herre," and many more.

The full, 45-song track listing for Def Jam: Rapstar is below.

2Pac--"I Get Around"
50 Cent--"I Get Money"
A Tribe Called Quest--"Scenario"
Beastie Boys--"Brass Monkey"
Big Pun feat. Joe--"Still Not a Player"
Biz Markie--"Just A Friend"
Busta Rhymes--"Put Your Hand's Where My Eyes Can See"
Diddy feat. The Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim & The Lox--"It's All About the Benjamins" (Remix)
DJ Khaled feat. Akon, T.I., Rock Ross, Fat Joe, Baby & Lil' Wayne--"We Takin' Over"
DMX--"Ruff Ryder's Anthem"
Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg--"Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang"
Drake--"Best I Ever Had"
Fat Joe feat. Terror Squad--"Lean Back"
Ice Cube--"Today Was a Good Day"
Ja Rule feat. Ashanti--"Always on Time"
Jim Jones--"We Fly High"
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx--"Gold Digger"
Kanye West--"Stronger"
Lil' Jon--"Get Low"
Lil' Kim--"Crush On You"
Lil' Wayne--"A Milli"
LL Cool J--"Mama Said Knock You Out"
Ludacris--"Stand Up"
Method Man feat. Mary J. Blige--"You're All I Need/I'll Be There for You"
Nas feat. Diddy--"Hate Me Now"
Nelly--"Hot in Herre"
Notorious B.I.G.--"Big Poppa"
Notorious B.I.G.--"Juicy"
Onyx--"Slam"
Outkast--"So Fresh, So Clean"
Pete Rock and CL Smooth--"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)"
Public Enemy--"Can't Truss It"
Public Enemy--"Fight the Power"
Redman and Method Man--"Da Rockwilder"
Rob Base--"It Takes Two”
Run-D.M.C.--"Run's House"
Salt-N-Pepa--"Push It"
Slick Rick--"Children's Story"
Snoop Dogg--"Gin and Juice"
Soulja Boy Tell'em--"Turn My Swag On"
T.I. feat. Rihanna--"Live Ya Life"
Twista feat. Kanye West and Jamie Foxx--"Slow Jamz"
Wu Tang Clan--"C.R.E.A.M."
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West--"Put On"
Yung Joc feat. Nitti--"It's Goin' Down"

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game will come bundled with the game and a wired mic for $69.99, while the Wii package costs $59.99.

Def Jam Rapstar is the maiden effort from 4mm Games, a publishing and development label founded in part by two original leaders of Rockstar Games. Ghostbusters: The Video Game studio Terminal Reality as well as Def Jam Interactive also contributed to the game, where aspiring emcees can sing along with the above 45 songs. The game also features a Freestyle mode, in which gamers can drop their own rhymes over tracks laid down by a variety of hip-hop producers.

For more on Def Jam Rapstar, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.

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26 comments
janrabbit
janrabbit

@Jackmouve - wtf? i meant the whole concept of playing a fake instrument, as in the "decks" controller, same with guitar hero's guitar controller, it has nothing to do with the music in the game, think before you type

Jackmouve
Jackmouve

@janrabbit - Well you are implying it's not "real" music AND you say it has nothing to do with the music, so which is it??? Anything that inspires people to enjoy any type of music should be considered GOOD, and with this not only can you enjoy the music, you can interact with it. But again, if this is not your thing, don't feel obligated to leave your negative comments. If you play it and then have comments, that's one thing, but trashing something that you haven't even played makes no since to me. and for your information ALL music is "REAL" whether you appreciate it or not.

F-14-D_TOMCAT
F-14-D_TOMCAT

Dre, Snoop, Pac, Cube...just awesome, can't wait to try the ol' school gangster ish. and Luniz - I Got 5 on it is available on PSN as a DLC.

janrabbit
janrabbit

@Jackmouve - it has nothing to do with the music its just another pointless gimmick, GO LEARN TO PLAY REAL MUSIC

Jackmouve
Jackmouve

@The_Wii_Lover - Em got an EX with DJ Hero, for now @janrabbit - C'mon man, different people have different taste in music, you cared enough to come in here an post, but if you ain't down, just move on. You had to go out of your way to make a negative comment on music you obviously no nothing about. @ALL - This is one of the most amazing collections of old school/new school cuts I have ever seen, add alittle Em and Jay (in the future) and this track list makes the hall of fame, hip hop at its prime. I'll be on this and Rock Band 3 all the time.. I am a diverse music lover AKA PURE music fan...

edscma
edscma

Good tracklist, but im sure there will be loads of DLC but eminem an jay are exclusive to dj hero for now but i happy to see something new an fresh in the music game genre.

The_Wii_Lover
The_Wii_Lover

Not even a single record fro eminem !!!!!!!!!!!!!! i don't mean to be disrespectful to Drake but he get featured............. with a song from a mixtape and em doesn't get there at all............. i'm not gonna buy it the trax sux >(

green_dominator
green_dominator

There is actually some good gems in there but hey no ICP wtf? If you are going to have a game about Rap music and you include Beastie Boys you gotta have ICP too.

JD_Escobar
JD_Escobar

@ sutherland604 yeh they do its 10 dollars less

soulless4now
soulless4now

Good old school tracklist. Might have to pick this up in the future.

generalghost
generalghost

Jay-Z and Eminem are already endorsing DJ Hero so it wouldnt make sence to back the competition. With that being said its a Great collection more old then new.

sutherland604
sutherland604

do they have a slightly cheaper version you can by without the mic? I already have a Rock Band mic at home...

alien100000
alien100000

Needs more Tupac and Ice Cube songs, and where is eminem??

InstantKlassick
InstantKlassick

Can't Believe they dont have more tupac songs. 3 songs with Notorious P.I.G is 3 too many!

lionhearts007
lionhearts007

game looks good, but I probably gonna get dj2.

petemig
petemig

Sounds great until you realize that all of these songs are CENSORED. There is NOTHING worse then a censored rap song. 50% of the song is gone. FAIL.

slycooper21
slycooper21

Wow, i'm surprised. This looks pretty good. I may pick it up for parties and when i wanna get my "swag" on.

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Release the awkward youtube videos!!

Plisken1
Plisken1

amazing tracklist, glad to see that most of it is oldschool

T_Money420
T_Money420

Interesting selection, I like it. This game might actually have some potential for me. This is definitely a group game, come to think of it, it's a karaoke machine.

the_punkface
the_punkface

not bad. good decision not to put jay-z or eminem in the game. but still, I cant rap and this game has little appeal to me...

pyro2007
pyro2007

They've been beatin a dead horse with rockband and guitar hero its nice to see something new with a different genre of music

bottomdollar
bottomdollar

I love music games, but this game has ZERO appeal to me. Can't knock it til you try it I guess. Good song choices overall though....