The upcoming and highly anticipated video game DJ Hero has got Jay-Z and Eminem on tap to contribute their music to the Activison video game.
According to USA Today, the newest addition to the $2 billion Guitar Hero franchise is going to be played with a turntable-shaped controller, and is coming out this fall for the Playstation 3, PS2, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. No price or rating has been determined.
A limited edition version of the game will come with the rappers’ new greatest-hits CDs, which could include unreleased material, in addition to an advanced controller, a deejay stand and metal traveling case.
Jay-Z and Eminem will serve not only as music contributors, but as consultants for the game.
Hov plants to include “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” and “Dirt Off Your Shoulder” for certain, in addition to possible tracks from the upcoming Blueprint 3. “I have a ton of content, I just need the pipeline,” he says. “I love the freedom of DJ Hero.
I could wake up tomorrow morning with the idea for a song and call the
guys at Activision and start working on getting it out.“
Eminem was less informative about his involvement. “I don’t want to give away any surprises yet,” said the Detroit rapper via e-mail. “DJ Hero will include my music, and I’ll be providing additional material as downloadable content by the end of the year.“
But perhaps the biggest news for Hip Hop fans was delivered by Guitar Hero president and CEO Dan Rosenweig: “You are going to get over 100 songs from 80 artists and 80 brand-new
mixes that have never been heard before, including one with Eminem and
The game will also include music by 50 Cent,