Def Jam Rapstar x Atlantic Records Team Up To Find UK’s Next Rap Star

Def Jam Rapstar is about to become much more than just a game for some aspiring rhymers. Def Jam Rapstar have announced today that they are launching a national search for Britain’s best emcee with Atlantic Records and HMV.

Freestylers can submit their best track using Def Jam Rapstar’s innovative freestyle mode with beats from the best producers in the world including DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Cool & Dre, Ill Blu, and S-X

Def Jam Rapstar’s search for a British Rapstar will start on January 1st 2011. Emcees will be able to submit their verses using Def Jam Rapstar’s freestyle mode, over some of hip hop’s best beats. The top entries will be voted by the interactive community on, and will enter into regional qualifiers which will be held at HMV stores around the country.

Finally, the top ten emcees will battle it out “bar for bar” in London in front of a (not yet confirmed) panel of hip hop heavyweights in the hopes of winning the top prize of a recording contract with Atlantic Records UK. The winner will also record the official song for Def Jam Rapstar. Watch Redman & Method Man give you more info below:

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Earlier in the year, SoulCulture sat down with former Def Jam President and Def Jam Rapstar creator Kevin Liles, where he discussed how Def Jam Rapstar is much more than a computer game: