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Ice-T Wants A New 'Def Jam' Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Ice-T Wants A New 'Def Jam' Game For Next-Gen Consoles

Ice-T what you did there.

Mark Foster

Mark Foster

Rapper Ice-T has voiced his wishes for iconic beat-em-up game Def Jam: Fight For NY to be remade for the upcoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles.

Taking to Twitter to express his opinion, the artist who made his name in the gangsta rap era made it very clear he wanted to see the now-defunct series make a return, and it's hard to argue with him.

Those old enough to remember Def Jam: Fight For NY releasing way back in 2004, will recall Ice-T making a cameo appearance in the game, where players could recruit him as a tag-team partner.

A slew of other famous rappers showed up, including Snoop Dogg, Flavor Flav, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Sean Paul. The game's story revolved around a player-made character duking it out through the New York underground fighting circuits against famous rappers for some reason. Look, the early '00s were a lawless wasteland, it's best to just roll with it.

Ice-T calling for a remake isn't actually the first time such a thing has been teased. Back in 2018, the Def Jam games' official Twitter handle (and that of the Def Jam Recordings record label the games are associated with) posted the caption, "Pick a city," alongside mocked-up titles with four American cities: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami.

Is this a sign that the powers that be are working away on a modern-era sequel as we speak? It's not impossible - the production time on games can be lengthy, and if it started back in 2018, it's perfectly feasible a new game could release to coincide with the next console generation. Ice-T talking about the game could be a genuine hint that something is afoot.

Of course, it could all be bluster with nothing in the pipes at all. If the series was to make a return though, it would certainly be to the fanfare of legions of adoring fans. I, for one, would pay good money to see Justin Bieber and Kanye West square up in an underground, pseudo-Hell in a Cell match. Wait a minute, somebody get Vince McMahon on the line, I might have said something.

Featured Image Credit: Def Jam Recordings