If you're in Europe, by the way, you'll have to wait until the game's November 2 release. Also, you probably shouldn't expect these prices to stick--in the press release, Konami said that European pricing and bundle information is forthcoming.
In addition to busting out information about pricing, seven more songs have also been revealed. These tracks are, if my sources are to be believed, bangers. Here's a list.
- Biz Markie - Just A Friend
- Drake - Best I Ever Had
- Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
- Outkast - So Fresh, So Clean
- Pete Rock and CL Smooth - They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)
- Redman and Method Man - Da Rockwilder
- Salt-N-Pepa - Push It
In addition to these classics, two of the producers providing tracks for the game's freestyle mode have also been announced. DJ Premier will deliver "JJ's Beat" while Just Blaze is on the hook for a track called "On the One." Neat, huh?
Look, I'm a KMFDM guy who doesn't like to sing to his Xbox. When my girlfriend gets me to play Lips, I get red-faced and blow into the microphone for five straight, terrifying minutes. Def Jam Rapstar isn't up my alley. But I do think it's a needed title. If it's good, it'll be a shot in the arm for a genre that is still creatively stale and, reportedly, in a financial slump. I'm excited to see how the game will perform, at least.