GamesRadar: "Any person who claims to be a Hip Hop fan can tell you how they know all the lyrics to their favorite songs and can gesticulate the mannerisms of their favorite emcees. Prior to Def Jam Rapstar, our talents were relegated to karaoke bars, car rides with the windows rolled up or the occasional bathroom mirror. Thanks to this game, however, we can firmly place ourselves in the spotlights we’ve ached for for so long. That spotlight would be the warm glow of your television."
* It's completely dedicated to Hip Hop
* Great party game for Hip Hop fans
* Technology makes it more challenging than it appears
* Rather short song list
* Having to pay extra for DLC
* Censored lyrics