Def Jam Rapstar, in association with Atlantic Records UK, has announced it will offer a record deal to the winner of Def Jam Rapstar’s nationwide search for Britain’s best new Rapper.
The search for a British Rapstar will launch January 1 and players are encouraged to upload their performances to the game’s official site using the game’s freestyle mode.
Here’s the press release blurb:
The top UK rappers, as voted for by the community, will then be invited to battle it out live on Def Jam Rapstar’s freestyle mode at regional qualifiers, held at select HMV stores across the country during February 2011 and judged by the audience in attendance, ’8 Mile style’.
The final ten hottest lyricists will then go bar for bar at a central London finale and judged by a panel of Hip Hop / Music aficionados (details to be announced). The winner will be crowned the Rapstar champ and signed by Atlantic Records who will then go on to release the Rapstar’s first single commercially.
HMV gamerbases and stores nationwide will be setting up Def Jam Rapstar freestyle stations from January 1st 2011 where aspiring rappers can hone their skills before entering the competition.
More details are available through the link up top.
Def Jam Rapstar is currently available for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.