Joel writes, "When I first played Def Jam Rapstar almost a year ago, I thought it was going to be the best thing to happen to rhythm games since Harmonix decided to bundle in drums and a mic with the original Rock Band. As much as I enjoy the musical entries from both Harmonix and Activision (respectively), it wasn’t exactly the music that I had personally grown up with. Being born in Harlem and raised in the 5 boroughs of New York City, naturally I was a child of Hip Hop and the culture. The thought of a game based on the music that was the soundtrack of my young adolescent life was so exciting that I was counting down the days to its release. So now that’s its out, the only question remains is was it worth the wait?"