Def Jam Rapstar is out next week and yeah it is pretty much hip-hop SingStar with a ton of community features like video sharing and other stuff. I have always this temptation of having a karaoke game around the house for parties just like having Buzz Quiz World for a trivia fix here and there with multiple people. The soundtrack for Rapstar is not that bad with joints that spread across hip hop's existence from Biggie, 2Pac, LL Cool J, Kanye West, Drake, and more with downloadable songs likely in the future as well. The dilemma for what this game faces is that how can it be competitive with the likes of DJ Hero 2 and Rock Band 3. Good thing its only a karaoke game as the game bundled with a microphone is 70 bucks compared to what the other games are offering bundle-wise in terms of pricing. Then again, maybe the more you pay for something like DJ Hero 2 will reward you the better experience. Who knows, but I'm pretty sure there will be an audience out there that will support Def Jam Rapstar when it comes out next week for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.
In the meantime, enjoy the Giant Bomb guys' rendition of Nelly's "Hot in Herre."
UPDATE - Here's the commercial for the game below and the final setlist.
UPDATE 2 - Giant Bomb's quick look of the game just sold me on the game - I'm really considering it now.