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Earlier today, we spent nearly an hour with newly-formed 4mm's Def Jam Rapstar, doing our best to not totally embarrass ourselves while rapping a couple of the seven "maybe final" tracks included in the demo (after the break). While the game hits a woefully underserved demographic with the rap/hip-hop community, what we saw of the still very early in-development game didn't leave us feeling ecstatic.

Between the SingStar style gameplay (music video in the background) while lyrics stream across the screen, the You're in the Movies style video creation/editing feature and the Halo 3 style community features, we didn't find a whole lot about the game -- other than its theme -- to get excited about. Though we've been assured by 4mm that the game is still rather early, and before it's "Winter" release window, a lot still has to be polished, we're sticking with the alternatives for the time being.
  • TI "Whatever you Like"
  • TI feat. Rihanna "Live Your Life"
  • Young Jeezy "Put On"
  • Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx "Golddigger"
  • Notorious BIG "Hypnotize"
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth "T.R.O.Y. (They Reminisce Over You)"
  • FloRida "Right Round"

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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