Richard Martin Lloyd Walters, better known as Slick Rick, is a British-born American rapper and record producer who was raised in The Bronx, New York. Slick Rick rose to prominence with Doug E. Fresh & the Get Fresh Crew in the mid-1980s. Their songs "The Show" and "La Di Da Di" are considered early hip hop classics. "La Di Da Di" is one of the most sampled songs in history. In 1986, Slick Rick became the third artist signed to Def Jam Records. He has released four albums: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, The Ruler's Back, Behind Bars and The Art of Storytelling. His music has been sampled and interpolated over 1,000 times, in dozens of songs by artists, including Eminem, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, the Beastie Boys, TLC, Nas, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Black Star, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, MC Ren, Montell Jordan and Color Me Badd. In the process, Slick Rick has become one of the most-sampled hip-hop artists ever.
|Birth name:||Richard Martin Lloyd Walters|
|Also known as:||Rick The Ruler, MC Ricky D|
|Born:||January 14, 1965, Mitcham, London, England|
|Origin:||The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Occupation(s):||Rapper, record producer|
|Associated acts:||Doug E. Fresh|
|Twitter:||Slick Rick's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Slick Rick's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Slick Rick's IMDb|
About Slick Rick
Born Richard Walters, he is an '80s hip hop icon known for the narrative singles "La Di Da Di" and "Children's Story."
He was blinded in his right eye as a child, which led to his signature eye patch.
He has had two platinum albums, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988) and The Art of Storytelling (1999).
He married Mandy Aragones in 1997. He has two children, although both were from a prior relationship.
He was featured on Jay-Z's hit single "Girls, Girls, Girls" in 2001.
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- American people convicted of assault
- Rappers from London
- Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School alumni
- American male rappers