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By Corey "salty truth" Floyd

Over the past month or so, DefJam has been throwing some hints that they might make another fighting game. About two console generations ago (ps2, Xbox, GC), there was a game from EA BIG called Def Jam Vendetta. It was a wrestling-style game with hip-hop artists. DMX would literally kick your ass. Redman & Method Man was the best (and still is) tag team ever. It was a hit!! The follow-up fight for NY was a great sequel with even more artists in fighting form. Then the third one was garbage, hot garbage simmering in garbage juice. It bombed hard. Now it looks like we might get another. Bosslogic even came up with a title. Today I'm gonna come up with who should be in it. Some old, some new, some more gals, and some new dudes.

1. Missy Elliot has been in the game for a long time. Somehow despite all of her hits, she has never been given the title of queen of hip-hop. In the game, she could be the queen of mean. Give her a footing style that matches her out-of-this-world style and she would be a great character.

2. Andre 3000 Outlast frontman has borrowed his face and voice to many ventures. From a musical cartoon of his creation to an action drama with Mark Wahlberg. I think it would be cool to see him in a fighting game. I have to admit I can't see him fighting tho. Maybe in the character customization, he runs a store where you can buy fresh gear. But hey, in one of the last Games Flava Flav even had hands, so you never know.

3. Cardi B She is one of the hottest artists in the game right now it would be idiotic not to have her in a game. With her funny personality and sound effects alone, I am sold. Would her finisher involve twerking? Probably oookurrrr!!! Nah but seriously she was raised in the South Bronx she gotta have hands.

4. DJ Khaled Congratulations you played yourself. Imagine him kicking your ass and that's what he says to you after. I'm sold. I would even settle for him as just an announcer in the game, but I need him in the game.

5. Kendrick Lamar Nuff said.

6. Chris Brown, every game needs a villain or two. Ironically, he has shown us that he has the moves to be in a fighting game in real life, so might as well make him a character. Yes, I said villain. I call em like I see em. Besides, I remember when he was supposed to fight soldier boy and backed out after Chris did a video showing him do all those flips.

7. Takashi 69 Imma keep it 100 has only gonna be in training so you can kick his ass for hours on end. Or let him be a heel.

8. Eminem could be your crazy white friend. The dude that gets you into crazy ass fights.

9. Young MA would be a great addition. Its 2022 hip-hop has been more welcoming (kinda) to female rappers from all stretches of life.

10. I had to add Megan thee Stallion. She literally got the body of a sexy WWE wrestler. Her legs are built to take you to suplex city. If she hits you with a knee to the face you are in coma city.

11. Teyana Taylor can definitely fight. Put her husband in there you could have a dangerous tag team. Also, could put her songs on here it's not like Kanye would promote her.

12. Kanye already dresses up like a villain from a JRPG. As a matter of fact, he can be an adversary you keep fighting, and each time it's a different version of Kanye. From college dropout to whatever he is now.

13. Dababy I mean why not, thanks to WorldStor we already he likes to whoop people's asses. He can come into the studio and do his own motion capture.

14. Kid Cudi he's still doing his thing and he's an actor too. Might as well throw hands too.

15. Listen If have Cardi, I gotta have Nicki. The battle of the asses. My money is Cardi.

16. DC Young Fly is the announcer I thought about I can imagine how many verbal jabs he can make against everyone.

Listen I'm sure I forgot your favorite rapper or personality in the culture. But you know how games are when in doubt DLC. Also, the game could make a killing in Microtransactions alone in buying specific looks the artist has had. Of course, the story mode had a great character creation. And enough in-game stores so everyone's character doesn't look the same. This isn't impossible it's just difficult to make happen. But EA could make it happen. But do they have the guts? I wish I could say yes.

Oh yeah, the last one...

Hopsin Crazy Ass

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