Considering I have never taken the step to the PS3 or XBoX 360 generation, I’m by no means an authority on DJ Hero or its rock predecessors. But if the following trailer is any indication of its potential to be dope, DJ Hero is going to change the way hip hop heads interface with music. Gaming: the next generation of hip hop production?
Again, my take is not going to really count on this one, I quit @ Halo 2. However, that trailer has got me hyped about the potential for wifey OK’ing a PS3 for Christmas. The website is serious, you can pre-order the game and it even has a DJ Hero locator where you can find a place to demo the game today. That being said, it’s noteworthy to point out that the soundtrack for this game should be off the chain. That was Dizzee Rascal spitting at the beginning of the trailer. Peep Eminem’s track below, and a slew of savage acts on the artist listing after the jump.
In my cherry popping post I discussed the prospects of success for G-Unit and specifically 40 Glocc. In that articleI predicted a big year for L.A. rappers. I believe my words were”L.A. is back bitch!” In line with this thinking San Diego based Rockstar Games has just released their newest version of Midnight Club, this time in the City of Angels. With features that include a “South Central” content pack, there is little doubt that this game will entertain the crestfallen masses. As far as the game is concerned you can peep the trailer and the details (below). In what is a bit of a bonus is the tapping of Orange based rapper Kali for the feature track on the games soundtrack. Kali is a member of the Juice County All Stars, you can check their content at the bottom of the post. Kali claims to have put his “hardcore rapper” persona aside as he has expanded and developed a sound he has dubbed “tecnorap.” Nothing too complex about “techno rap”, think Alice Deejay meets The Game. A unique advantage to this type of sound is its crossover appeal with gaming and film, an appeal that Kali and the J.C.A. are going to count on as revenue tributaries are drying up. Crossover collabos between gaming and hip hop have been successful. Frankly I’m ecstatic that gaming is branching out a little, embracing the street a little more. I couldn’t deal with another EAGames soundtrack riddled with Phil da Agony. Nothing but Cali love for Kali and Rockstar. Click on the magazine cover (above) to read the rest of OC Weekly’s interview with Kali.http://www.myspace.com/Kaliwolf
Release Date: OUT NOW
Platforms: ps3 , 360
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar San Diego