The 1990s was a major decade for both video games, and the music industry. Hip-hop was beginning to take a substantial piece of the market away from rock and roll, and gamers were putting down their quarters and purchasing home video game systems. These two cultural forces meshed in the form of one of Nintendo's early releases for their Nintendo Entertainment System. Rick Ross: The Boss, was based on and co-created by rapper Rick Ross. Released in 1991 this title boasted some of the most advanced graphics and sound for its day. Each level was accompanied by an original, full-length song. Fitting 10 songs, the game logic, and graphics onto a 32 kilobyte cartridge is an amazing technological achievement. Sadly, the compression schemes used for the game were lost when Rick Ross Interactive Media closed its doors in 1996. For your nostalgic pleasure, I have dusted off my old cartridge and ripped a screenshot from level one, along with the theme song.