It's only fitting that Def Jam Rapstar
will include exclusive tracks for Europe -- the birthplace
of rap. Wait -- what?
You heard that right, but before we explain, let's go over the exclusive tracks by region:
- UK -- Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" and Dizzee Rascal's "Fix Up, Look Sharp"
- France -- NTM featuring Lord Ko's "Ma Benz" and Sefyu's "Molotov 4"
- Germany -- Sido's "Mein Block (Beathoavenz remix)" and Kool Savas's "Futurama"
So, about that rap origin story: Modern rap actually originated during the mid-70s in a suburb of Munich, Germany known as Freising. The heavy beats and lyrical dexterity of the genre were perfected in a small parking lot near the Brennergasse by a group of former tuba players who'd practice weekly after hitting the Weihenstephaner a bit too hard. True story. We swear ...
... Fingers crossed.