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Def Jam Rapstar
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Drug Reference, Mild Blood, Mild Violence, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Lyrics, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
  • Online Interactions Not Rated by the ESRB (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
  • Music Downloads and/or Streams Not Rated by the ESRB (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

This is a karaoke music game in which players sing and rap along to music videos of Hip-Hop artists such as LL Cool J, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dog, 2 Pac, the Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, and Lil' Wayne. Players score points by matching the pitch, duration, and timing of the notes displayed on the screen. Some artists make references to drugs in song lyrics (e.g., "Drugged up off that ecstasy," "Smokin' weed," and "coke in the derriere"), and one video depicts several men wearing caps with marijuana leaf emblems. Some music videos depict people drinking champagne and beer or smoking cigarettes and cigars. One music video briefly depicts a man getting beaten up and thrown to the ground; blood can be seen on his face. The game includes some suggestive material in the music videos: Female dancers wear revealing outfits (e.g., exposed cleavage, underside of breasts); women's breasts and buttocks jiggle at times; and a man takes a large number of condoms from a friend before entering a room filled with women. Lyrics also contain some sexual references (e.g., "Rubbin' your spot love got you screamin'," " Let me get ya sheets wet," and "my jimmy runs deep so deep . . . put her butt to sleep.").