Basketball (song)

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Single by Lil' Bow Wow featuring Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous and Fundisha
from the album Like Mike Soundtrack
Released June 24, 2002
Format CD single, 12-inch single
Recorded 2001/2002
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:58
Writer(s) Jimmy Bralower, Robert Ford, Paul Anthony, Brian George, Lucien George Jr., Junior Clark, Curt Bedeau, Gerry Charles, James B. Moor, Kurt Blow, Shirley Walker, William Waring
Producer(s) Jermaine Dupri, La Marquis Jefferson
Lil' Bow Wow singles chronology
"Take Ya Home"
"Let's Get Down"
Fabolous singles chronology

Basketball is a song that was written by William Waring, Robert Ford, Kurtis Blow, J. B. Moore, Jimmy Bralower, and Full Force and recorded by Kurtis Blow released in 1984 from his album Ego Trip. It was later covered by Lil' Bow Wow in 2002, featuring Jermaine Dupri, Fabolous and Fundisha for the Like Mike soundtrack. Music video for the original Kurtis Blow version was produced and directed by Michael Oblowitz in New York City in 1984. The song was used in the opening video, and as part of the soundtrack, in the video game NBA 2K12.

In 1985, the song was in the Vintage Sports coverage of the PBA during the Open Conference by used by the commentators for the pre-game, post-game and before and after of time-outs give way used of this song.

Lil' Bow Wow version[edit]

In the song, Lil' Bow Wow talks about basketball, on the second verse, Fabolous raps with him. Fundisha sings the chorus and Jermaine close the song with his verse. In the music video they cut some parts of the film in the video. It was the last song by Lil' Bow Wow to feature the "Lil'" moniker in his name, and is also his last song on So So Def.


Chart (2002-2003) Peak
Germany (Official German Charts)[1] 81
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[2] 53
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 125
US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 44
US Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1


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