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Slick Rick

A modern rap music genius, Slick Rick’s legend precedes him like no others. Originally known as Doug E. Fresh’s vocal partner inthe Get Fresh Crew, MC Ricky D’s (as he was then known) unforgettable performances on 1985’s double-sided single, “TheShow”b/w “La Di Da Di,”brought a new kind of hip hop hero to light. Suave, debonair and capable of both great poignancy andbawdy humor, Rick’s charisma wouldn’t actually flourish fully until the commencement of his own solo career. Highlighted byclassics like “Children’s Story,”“Mona Lisa”and “Hey Young World,”1988’s ...read more

A modern rap music genius, Slick Rick’s legend precedes him like no others. Originally known as Doug E. Fresh’s vocal partner inthe Get Fresh Crew, MC Ricky D’s (as he was then known) unforgettable performances on 1985’s double-sided single, “TheShow”b/w “La Di Da Di,”brought a new kind of hip hop hero to light. Suave, debonair and capable of both great poignancy andbawdy humor, Rick’s charisma wouldn’t actually flourish fully until the commencement of his own solo career. Highlighted byclassics like “Children’s Story,”“Mona Lisa”and “Hey Young World,”1988’s platinum selling The Great Adventures Of Slick Rickfound the U.K. Expatriate/Bronx resident displaying a remarkable talent for wit-filled narratives like some lyrical crossbreed ofBob Dylan and Richard Pryor. And his influence on a generation of rappers-from Snoop Dogg to the late Notorious B.I.G.-continues to be felt through contemporary times. « hide

Similar Bands: Public Enemy, Masta Ace, Run DMC, KRS-One, Doug E. Fresh

The Art Of Storytelling
1999

4
34 Votes
Behind Bars
1994

3
11 Votes
The Ruler's Back
1991

3.4
13 Votes
The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
1988

4.2
108 Votes

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