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Slick Rick (born Richard Walters on January 14, 1965 in South Wimbledon, London, England) is an East Coast rapper, known for a series of recordings during the 19. He was blinded by broken glass as an infant and took to wearing an eyepatch from an early age. Walters moved with his family to the Bronx in 1975.

Charlie Rock of Harlem World crew was instrumental in Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick being brought together. When Doug requested an introduction after he had seen him win local MC battle contests. It was at an MC contest at the 369 Armory on 142nd street in Harlem, given by promotion partners Ray Chandler & Charlie Rock, The Rick & Doug were formally introduced by Rock.

As a 20-year-old in the summer of 1985 he scored his first big hits, “La Di Da Di” and “The Show.” Once he gained a degree of wealth, Slick Rick also gained a reputation for regularly wearing an enormous amount of gold jewelry, including many large necklaces with giant pendants, bracelets, huge rings on each finger, and gold teeth.

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  • SimonePerrota

    @ david-1992. So due to the fact that someone listens to a few pop artists their opinion elsewhere has no worth or should somehow come as a surprise? JNez probably knows a LOT more than you think - and a lot more than you in general.

    25 Jan 11:25am Reply
  • DickBigems

    Ooh, the Adventures of Slick Rick is such a classic, blah, blah, blah. The Art of Storytelling >

    15 Jan 10:28pm Reply
  • bannedinsp

    we like to party!

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • DannyBaxter

    Fresh new music? www.youtube.com/user/NuBaxter

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Serikabd

    Одноглазый Рик=))

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Theyear1973

    His voice is trapped in me!

    19 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    In my book, Slick is the best storyteller in hip-hop. On top of that, he has one of the strongest discographies - 4 amazing albums. And yes - I even love The Ruler is Back. He is also one of the few rappers who can always make me laught....I mean damn - A Love That's True (Part I) has to be one the best/funniest hip-hop songs ever made. Adults Only gets me everytime too - a song about anal? Brilliant :D

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Leisure-B

    Smooth

    17 Jan 2013 Reply
  • david-1992

    @JNez, would never have guessed from that comment that Mariah Carey is your most played artist

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • KeatonXZX

    hahahaha

    25 Dec 2012 Reply
  • evilhomestereo

    dude u listen to bruno mars lol

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    THE ORIGINATOR!!! any hip hop king worth his gold chain studied slick rick's storytelling as expressed on his incredible debut album. mona lisa, children's story, the ruler's back, and hell, the entire classic 1989 Great Adventures of Slick Rick album. Know Your History!!!!

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • tropicalhaze

    treat 'em like a prostitute

    23 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Jinzzy

    Hey Young World

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • kubA89

    This guy is a legend.

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
  • david-1992

    @mrmocha i love that album, the fact it was rushed only makes me appreciate it more, i think it goes over peoples heads coz there was the time restriction when making the album coz of him going to jail which had a small impact on the creativity when you compare it to the first album, i don't compare it though i think all his albums are full of strong tracks

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • mrmocha

    "The Ruler's Back" from 1991 is not bad at all. If you revisit it with some fresh ears you might be surprised. I remember buying Homebase and The Rulers Back cd on the same day. Shelved the Fresh Prince album after I wore out Summertime, listened to Ricky D's album for years.

    3 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Music-Ninja

    I wish he coulda released anything close to The Great Adventures back then. That Album is one of the best hip hop albums i've ever heard, a 5 outta 5 from me.

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Escobar97

    He voice is so dope

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • toenee103

    Rick the Ruler..

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
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