Über Slick Rick
The master of storytelling raps, Slick Rick is best known for his smooth and humorous rhymes, unique accent, trademark eye patch, and tendency to drape himself with more jewels than Liberace. He first made waves as MC Ricky D alongside Doug E. Fresh on 1985's classic, double-barreled single "The Show" b/w "La Di Da Di." His 1988 debut album The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick, featured timeless hits like "Children's Story," "Teenage Love," and "Treat Her Like A Prostitute." Rick's flamboyant style and exceptional skills made him a huge star, but in 1990 he was incarcerated and ended up spending six years in the clink. While inside, he managed to record two albums, but both were somewhat lackluster and commercially ignored. Many heads assumed Rick was washed up, but in 1999 he dropped an outstanding comeback record called The Art Of Storytelling. Slick Rick's fifth album will be released by Def Jam sometime in 2002.