Slick Rick is Hip-Hop’s greatest storyteller. That’s not up for argument. He’s also one of the most charismatic and compelling emcees to ever touch a microphone. The British born, Bronx raised, rapper got his start with Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew, and made a name for himself on “The Show.” Following a pair of powerful singles with Doug, he released his classic debut The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, establishing himself as one of the best in the business.
Though he had his career cut short by a prison stint, Rick is among the most influential emcees ever, with his lyrics being scratched into songs, and constantly quoted by some of your favorite acts. Bow your heads and kiss the ring, crumbs. This is The Primer: Slick Rick.