Stick Talk: Snoop Dogg Wants John Singleton’s Fear & Respect To Be Revisited

Fear & Respect was the late John Singleton produced video game that never was.

Fear & Respect was the John Singleton produced video game that never was. The late Hollywood director was set to write and direct Midway’s PlayStation 2 action-adventure entry. This title was meant to rival the premiere sandbox game at the time, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

And according to an interview I did with Snoop Dogg, if it wasn’t canceled, it would’ve been a true motion picture, one that he believes should be revisited.

“I think it was a great idea and it should be revisited in memory of John Singleton,” Snoop Dogg said.

Singleton, who’s depicted South Central, LA culture in movies such as Poetic Justice and Boyz N The Hood, was set to bring his notorious storytelling to your gaming console.

“If you’ve ever seen Boyz N The Hood, Menace II Society, and South Central, this video game was a depiction of all three of them put together with me being the lead character, Snoop recalled.

“That game was going to be hard because we had set out and we had really put together a real story that was like a motion picture. But a few things got dropped behind the wall as far as the people, (people) didn’t really understand what we was trying to do.”

One that unfortunately we will never be able to see. R.I.P. to John Singleton.

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Erin Ashey Simon is a writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League. Host of Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast, a former college athlete who passes the time playing flag football. Simon has previous work experience at Cycle Media, REVOLT TV, The Wall Street Journal, and more. Originally from New Jersey, Simon graduated from the University of Kentucky.