DJ Hero is all set to his stores in a couple weeks now, so news and info about it is at an all time high. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to make it to Gamestop for their national DJ Hero demo day, don’t worry, because I’m hearing that if you still want to try it before you buy it selected Best Buys still have demo kiosks. The game will come in two editions, both with a big difference in price and features/bonuses. There’s the standard that will net you a turntable and game, then there’s the black-and gold trimmed Jay-Z and Eminem “Renegade Edition” that comes complete with the DJ “coffin” that doubles as a stand. It also comes with a CD 2 Pack containing a sort of “greatest hits” compilation of Jay-Z and Eminem’s music. Having grown up in NYC and a fan of rap for most of my life, I must say that the Jay-Z track list is much stronger than Eminem’s as the Brooklyn rapper’s CD is loaded with hit singles, while Slim Shady’s are more obscure b-side tracks from albums throughout his career, minus the 8-Mile track “Lose Yourself”. The next thought that comes to mind is this. This CD 2 pack has the “Parental Advisory” sticker on it so does it change DJ Hero’s family friendly rating (at least on the Renegade Edition)? Guess we’ll have to wait and see until the 27th of this month to find out. For the full track listing and album cover, check out the press release below!
JAY-Z, EMINEM AND DJ HERO™ REVEAL EXCLUSIVE DJ HERO RENEGADE 2-CD PACK TRACK LIST
Unreleased Song from EMINEM – ”Taking My Ball” – To Debut Before The Game’s October 27th Release on Artist’s SHADE45 Sirius XM Radio Channel
Santa Monica, CA – October 14, 2009 – Firmly planting the arrival of DJ Hero™ as a new force in music and gaming, JAY-Z and EMINEM, two of the industry’s most influential and successful artists, unveiled the hand-selected track list on their 2-CD pack included only in the DJ Hero Renegade Edition, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATVI) announced today. JAY-Z’s CD – his first “best of” compilation ever – features one hit song from each of his 11 chart-topping studio albums, plus his contribution to the Notorious feature film soundtrack. The EMINEM CD contains deep album cuts, rarities and an all-new, unreleased track titled “Taking My Ball,” making its exclusive debut only on the DJ Hero Renegade album. Fans eager to hear “Taking My Ball” before its October 27, 2009 debut with DJ Hero Renegade Edition can tune-in to the All Out Show on EMINEM’s Sirius XM Radio Channel SHADE45 on October 16, 2009 at 6:00pm to hear the track drop before the game’s release.
“The tracks we put on this disc are mostly overlooked or rarer favorites of mine from all different parts of my career,” said EMINEM. “I also put a brand new, unheard song on there so even the biggest fan has something new.”
“JAY-Z and EMINEM are two of the biggest selling artists of the last decade and have influenced music, arts, entertainment, fashion and technology around the world,” said Dan Rosensweig, president and CEO of Guitar Hero. “Their involvement with the game, especially the Renegade Edition and DJ Hero Renegade album, shows their commitment to being on the bleeding edge of entertainment.”
In addition to the exclusive DJ Hero Renegade album, the DJ Hero Renegade Edition featuring JAY-Z and EMINEM includes a DJ Hero game, a premium Renegade turntable controller and a hard shell turntable carrying case that converts to a performance-ready DJ stand.
DJ Hero Renegade album – JAY-Z’s disc track list:
Ain’t No N***a – JAY-Z Featuring Foxy Brown
Where I’m From – JAY-Z
Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) – JAY-Z
Jigga My N***a – Ruff Ryders Featuring JAY-Z
I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me) – JAY-Z
Izzo (H.O.V.A.) – JAY-Z
03’ Bonnie & Clyde – JAY-Z Featuring Beyoncé Knowles
Dirt Off Your Shoulder – JAY-Z
Show Me What You Got – JAY-Z
Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)… – JAY-Z
Brooklyn Go Hard – JAY-Z Featuring Santigold
D.O.A. (Death of Auto Tune) – JAY-Z
DJ Hero Renegade album – EMINEM’s disc track list:
Taking My Ball – EMINEM
Say Goodbye to Hollywood – EMINEM
Soldier – EMINEM
The Re-Up – EMINEM & 50 Cent
Rabbit Run – EMINEM
Get U Mad – EMINEM
Bad Guys Always Die – Dr. Dre & EMINEM
Public Enemy No. 1 – EMINEM
Say What You Say – EMINEM Featuring Dr. Dre
Lose Yourself – EMINEM
Hey Lady – Obie Trice Featuring EMINEM
One Shot 2 Shot – EMINEM Featuring D-12
Expanding upon the revolutionary easy to pick up/challenging to master gameplay mechanics developed and refined in Guitar Hero®, DJ Hero delivers an all-new interactive music experience that allows players to start the party and not only experience, but to hear music in an all-new way. With over 100 individual songs, highlighted in 93 unique never-before-released mixes that blend genres of music, including hip-hop, pop, rock and dance, DJ Hero delivers the most diverse and international collection of music ever assembled in a music game by incorporating anthems from legendary artists. Created exclusively for DJ Hero, the turntable controller immerses fans into the DJ culture and a sea of music as they utilize and master various DJ techniques including scratching, crossfading and sampling, while leaving room for creative expression with a variety of effects and player chosen samples and scratches, transforming a face in the crowd into the life of the party.
DJ Hero is being developed by FreeStyleGames for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and the Wii™ system from Nintendo. The game is rated “T” (Teen – Mild Suggestive Themes, Lyrics) by the ESRB. For more information aboutDJ Hero, please visit djhero.com, facebook.com/djhero and twitter.com/djhero. To pre-order DJ Hero, check outdjhero.com/preorder.