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Buy Def Jam Rapstar, get a copy of Lil Wayne's latest album

In a bid to gain more attention from the gamer crowd, Lil Wayne has struck a deal with producer 4mm Games to bring his latest album to the retail bundle of Def Jam Rapstar.

The deal, however, is only available in Best Buy during the game's first week, which just so happens to be this week.

The album, "I Am Not A Human Being," reached 108,000 downloads in its first week. It didn't reach stunningly high sales because it was originally slated to be a single instead of a full EP, so there was little marketing backbone behind it. That's where Def Jam Rapstar comes in.

Lil Wayne actually only has one track in the game, A Milli, which isn't even part of the I Am Not A Human album, so it seems more like a cheesy promotional opportunity for Lil Wayne than a legitimate tie-in to the game, but who can argue with a free CD?

This promotion comes right after Soundgarden released its latest album, Telephantasm, as a pack-in with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Telephantasm was instantly granted platinum status because of the huge level of Guitar Hero sales.

The deal with I Am Not A Human Being is different because the album has already been released digitally and on CD. Soundgarden was the first mainstream band to launch a full album with a video game before releasing it standalone.

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11 comments

  • foamguy - October 16, 2010 11:30 p.m.

    HOW ABOUT NO
  • Ruvalc - October 15, 2010 12:01 a.m.

    lil wayne 8/ f*** this he sux
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  • SolidEye - October 14, 2010 9:45 a.m.

    No thanks. Lil Wayne is what is everything wrong with hip hop. Give me Public Enemy's new album any day over these POS.
  • ChipTheExecutioner - October 14, 2010 5:19 a.m.

    I hope Weezey gets lung cancer so I don't ever have to listen to that shit again.
  • TheWebSwinger - October 14, 2010 4:31 a.m.

    uhhhh YEE. Listen to gonorrhea, it's a great track. @Everyone in this thread: yer all haters. @Shagnasty: nice, way to be racist.
  • Shagnasty - October 14, 2010 3:11 a.m.

    Of course he's not a human being. He's a monkey. If I wanted to listen to a monkey, I'd go to the zoo.
  • Cwf2008 - October 14, 2010 2:57 a.m.

    Hurray for a free shitty CD by a shitty ar...err guy trying to sing
  • nemesisuprising - October 14, 2010 2:14 a.m.

    so basically you buy shit, and get more shit for free!!!!!
  • farsided - October 14, 2010 12:42 a.m.

    whelp, no way i'm buy that game now.

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