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Slick Rick

Slick Rick foreshadowed and epitomized the pimpster attitude of many rappers during the late '80s and early '90s, with gold chains, his trademark eye-patch, and recordings that were no less misogynistic -- "Treat Her Like a Prostitute," for example, became an underground hit in 1988, though it was justly criticized for its view of women. His 1989 album, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, was a certified-platinum classic, but before he could record a follow-up, Slick Rick was arrested for attempted murder. Out on bail thanks to Def Jam Records' label head Russell Simmons, Rick recorded The Ruler's Back in three weeks and released the album in 1991. After his release from prison two years later, he recorded Behind Bars for a 1994 release.

Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Ricky Walters was blinded by broken glass as an infant and took to wearing an eyepatch from an early age. He emigrated with his family to the Bronx in the late '70s and attended the La Guardia High School of Music & Art, where he became friends with future rapper Dana Dane. The two formed the Kangol Crew, and began performing in hip-hop battles around the city. At one 1984 battle in the Bronx, Rick met Doug E. Fresh, and began playing with his Get Fresh Crew (which also included Chill Will and Barry Bee). Fresh's number four R&B hit, "The Show," exploded just one year later, and MC Ricky D. -- as Rick was then known -- leaped to a solo contract two years later, after an acquaintance with Russell Simmons led to his signing to Def Jam Records, the biggest label in hip-hop at the time.

Slick Rick recorded his debut record, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, and released the album in 1988. "Treat Her like a Prostitute" became a sensation on the streets but R&B radio stations were understandably reluctant to play the track; instead, they pushed his duet with Al B. Sure!, "If I'm Not Your Lover," and it made number two in 1989. "Children's Story" hit the R&B Top Five that same year, but early in 1990, Slick Rick was arrested after shooting at his cousin -- who allegedly harassed Rick's mother -- and leading police on a high-speed cruise. Before his sentencing, 21 songs were recorded and hastily released as The Ruler's Back. The album failed to move at all, though Rick's confession track "I Shouldn't Have Done It" scraped the R&B charts later in 1991. Featured in the rap documentary The Show (released in 1995) -- in a segment where Russell Simmons actually visits the prison -- Slick Rick was released on a work program in 1996, although his Behind Bars album appeared in 1994. Art of Storytelling was issued in 1999, an artistically successful comeback that paired him with MC's like Outkast and Snoop Dogg but did more the emphasize his talents as a solo artist.

While performing live on a Florida cruise ship in the summer of 2002, INS officials seized the rapper and brought him to a prison. Although the organization had unsuccessfully been trying to deport Rick since 1991, they finally appealed enough times to get the Board of Immigration Appeals to make a ruling in favor of sending him back to England. Although his wife, children, and parents are all American citizens, the fact that Rick was born in England is enough of a technicality to warrant his deportation. The situation was even more frustrating because of the INS's insistance on deporting the rapper, spending more than ten years trying to send him back despite the ridiculous circumstances surrounding the situation. His parents had lived in London because of their job situation, and moved him back to the United States at the age of 11. He had never bothered to change his citizenship because of the young age at which he had been relocated. Held in prison through the end of the year, famous friends like Russell Simmons and Will Smith attempted to help his cause but he was continually refused bail. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Im deaf woman can hear music .I love it this Children's story music
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lavell923
Slick Rick raps greatest story teller ever.
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My first boyfriend I have no regrets for not expressing my feelings and everything that I did (without going into details ). I'm so glad my father came and brought me to CA, it was not meant to be you and I. I wouldn't change a damn thing.. teenage love... lmao
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Yeah, Rick, the planet has gone bananas, love ya, hope you ain't no muslim, though, peace.
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Love this jam! When people had real skills on the mic.
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Truth is word
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This is real hip hop storytelling at is best
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Music meant so much back then
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Love that you said Bumping!
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Hey Young World is still bumping 25+ years later
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Yes, had the tape cassette the day the album was released and what he says is true. JEY, YOUNG WORLD.


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Love love me some Rick The Ruler baby number one fan
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My favorite Mc rap artist of all time. Slick Rick the Ruler from 1985-present . . .
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B.Rob 216 knock em out the box Rick! That will always be the $
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Knock em out the box Rick
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RaSaan rip lil bro this yo s**t
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kim3stringer
I LOVE SLICK Rick and doug.E.freas h
Justamazing.
Sorry if I have my words and capitalizati o n wrong
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https://db.t t / o u h x m G M 2

This is our album Henn & Goo$e.. check us out coach city boyz on you tube.!!!

Please post it to your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. You will be a believer after you listen to the album!
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I love old school all the way from75 to 2011
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Represent 92 too the fullest Raleigh NC like that. too all my old school homies 92yo
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real laid back type old school yo pop Daddy allpopdawill i a m s 1 8 0
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Funky cool
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Good night
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Love it
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Love Ricky d
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Rick the ruler Mona Lisa one of my fav sit down eat your pizza and be quite...
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SLICK RICK IS THE 90S RAP ARTIST
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Slick Rick The Ruler My Favorite Rap Artist Love Him Back In My Day Still Do Let's Go Pandora
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Classics
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Miss u RaSaan .. Love u
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88 yes sir 8th grade dam im old
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Another one of my favorites!!
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I love u lil bro i miss u rip����
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Men don't steal,and most don't borrow/you smoke crack today/ your kids will smoke crack tomorrow.
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MC Ricky D-what y'all young uns know about it???
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evcharlez
Slick is the F'n man
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tinab21226
Tru sadness is finding out that your fav rapper ever (Slick Rick) is in Baltimore at Sound stage and you don't find out till that day and can't make it! The other day was probably the saddest day of my life!
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Tennage Love...damn. . . I ' m showing my age with this one. Love Slick Rick...old school hip hop
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Indeed i miss my lil bro r.i.p ras
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88' joint lol im lovin it i miss it yo
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Welp, I know where Montell Jordan got that beat now ;), Slick Rick.
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Aunt Lisa this one is for you RIH love and miss you from"a**hole "
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Da ruler made the party jump n still do in my book.....his style
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Remember Def Jam Vendetta 2? Slick Rick- Mercy? Sorry I'm fresh out.
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When I think of Slick Rick, I think of truck jewelry, Kangols and dope rhymes.
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sdcalloway8
Taking me back to my high school days!!!
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The best rap storyteller ever!
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Here's a oldie but goodie. lel
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R.i.p lil bro .. This 4 u ����
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Classic thats all I can say.
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