Motown Records

Rap Basketball [Cancelled – SNES / Mega Drive / Genesis]

Rap Basketball is a cancelled sport game that was in development by Motown Records for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Thanks to D we have some more info that can be preserved about this unreleased game:

In 1994, Motown Records had wanted to enter into the video game industry, because Virgin was doing well.
Their first product was going to be called “Rap Basketball” and was said to actually have ‘Snoop Dog’ signed among other Rap artists. In January 1995, I was the sole artist assigned to the project at the time, and went out to research graffiti walls in order to paint cool backgrounds for SNES/SEGA ports using Deluxe Paint II, Deluxe Animation II, and Tume. Here are two actual screenshots day and night of the basketball court (missing the ‘boom-box’ and ‘player-characters’) I think it would have been a really fun game, too bad Motown decided against entering the video game business a few months later.

Thanks to SNES Central for some of these images!