Def Jam Rapstar means a lot for the company, now entering its twenty-fifth year. The house that Rick Rubin and Russell Simmons built has been one of the most influential music institutions in the world, bringing some of the biggest rap and hip-hop artists to the masses. While some would have disdain for the record company, know this: Def Jam is one of the most important record companies ever.
However, there is one area in which Def Jam has not fared nearly as well: music games. While old news to most gamers, the music industry seems to finally have taken a liking to these games. Def Jam is no different, and with Def Jam Rapstar, they hope to bring hip-hop music to the gaming set.