The 108 Stars Of DJ Hero 2's Destiny

What does DJ Hero 2 and RPG series Suikoden have in common? Both feature 108 stars, though while Suikoden's stars represent demonic overlords from an ancient Chinese story, DJ Hero 2's stars simply represent. Check out the full list below.

Come to think of it, I wouldn't mind a Suikoden game where instead of collecting generic party members you collect popular music artists. I find the idea of fighting evil with Lady Gaga, Puff Daddy and Mos Def by my side incredibly appealing. It'll never happen, but a boy can dream.

One of my main issues with the original DJ Hero was a lack of variety. While the game featured tons of artists, you'd often see the same tune represented in multiple mixes. While each mix was different, the song repetition made them feel stale.

Hopefully that won't be a problem in DJ Hero 2. As you can see from the full list of featured artists below, originally posted at EW.com, variety shouldn't be an issue.

  • 2Pac
  • 50 Cent
  • Adamski
  • Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
  • Armand Van Helden
  • A-Trak
  • B.o.B.
  • Basement Jaxx
  • BlakRoc
  • Bobby Womack
  • Bruno Mars
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Calvin Harris
  • Chamillionaire
  • Chic
  • Chris Willis
  • Clinton Sparks
  • Colby O'Donis
  • Daft Punk
  • Damian Marley
  • David Guetta
  • Deadmau5
  • Deee-Lite
  • Dillinja
  • Diplo
  • Dizzee Rascal
  • DJ Shadow
  • Donna Summer
  • Dr. Dre
  • Drake
  • Edwin Starr
  • Eminem
  • Estelle
  • Flo Rida
  • Gorillaz
  • Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
  • Harold Faltermeyer
  • House Of Pain
  • Iyaz
  • Jackson 5
  • Janet Jackson
  • Justice
  • Kanye West
  • Kaskade
  • Kelis
  • Keri Hilson
  • Kid Cudi
  • Kool & The Gang
  • Lady Gaga
  • Lil Jon
  • Lil Wayne
  • LL Cool J
  • M.I.A.
  • M|A|R|R|S
  • Major Lazer
  • Malcolm McLaren
  • Mase
  • Melle Mel & Duke Bootee
  • Metallica
  • Missy Elliott
  • Mos Def
  • MSTRKRFT
  • N.O.R.E.
  • Nas
  • Nate Dogg
  • Naughty By Nature
  • Nelly
  • New Boyz
  • New Order
  • Newcleus
  • Nightcrawlers
  • Orbital
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Pirate Soundsystem
  • Pitbull
  • Puff Daddy
  • Pussycat Dolls
  • Rihanna
  • Robin S.
  • RZA
  • Salt N Pepa
  • Sam Cooke
  • Sam Sparro
  • Sean Paul
  • Skibadee
  • Sneaky Sound System
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Snow
  • Soulja Boy Tell Em
  • Sparfunk & D-Code
  • Static Major
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Talib Kweli
  • The Chemical Brothers
  • The Crystal Method
  • The Egg
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • The Prodigy
  • TiĆ«sto
  • Tiga
  • Timbaland
  • Tweet
  • Walter Murphy
  • Warren G
  • Wayne Smith
  • Will.I.Am
  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Young Jeezy

If there isn't an artist in that list that gets you at least a little bit excited, you probably don't like music. I'm not normally one to get worked up over music lists for rhythm games, but DJ Hero is a different animal. Rather than rehashing old music, it mashes together existing tunes into new, never-before-heard tracks. It might not be the most social music game out there, but it's definitely the most original.

DJ Hero 2 is slated for release in October.

'DJ Hero 2': Check out the exclusive list of artists here! [EW.com]


Comments

    I got my copy of DJ Hero not long ago because I was originally excited about the preliminary artists in the second one.

    Now I'm super excited for #2.

      Well I hope the end up producing a better game than dj hero 1 with the extra features in 2.
      I make electronic music and DJ so I thought this game series would be made for me, sadly I played with it a bit and went back to rockband.

      The opportunity for creativity with track selection which tracks mix with what, gear, sponsorship, promotion and career progression would have made for a much more enjoyable game, the tracks that were included were a little too pop and hip hop based and not enough of every other genre of electronic music.

      Also being able to cross fade as and add effects as a creative dynamic throughout (ala rockbands guitar effects in overdrive) with some sort of style points for creativity would be appreciated.

      I know having to beatmatch and ensure compatibility for every track isnt easy but surely they could have had bpm pools of tunes to work with.

      Anyway new artist list is still meh much the same as the first.

      DJ hero, I really want to like you maybe, DJ hero 3 will get it right.

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