The rhythm-based games developer has apparently filed for several hip-hop and rap song licenses, indicating something a bit funkier and perhaps a bit fresher is in the works. Scripts may be flipped. We really don't know.
Here are the requested tracks (via Royalty Network
As you can tell, these tracks aren't really known for their rocking and/or rolling, so it's not the usual Rock Band
fare. Wanton speculation would suggest that Harmonix is working on an extension of its franchise into the hip-hop, R&B and rap segments -- a possible answer to Activision's DJ Hero