Slick Rick

~ Person

Legal name: Richard Walters (US rapper Slick Rick)

Also performs as: M.C. Ricky D (earlier name of hip hop MC Slick Rick)


Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters (born 14 January 1965 and better known as Slick Rick, Rick The Ruler and Ricky Dee) is a Grammy-nominated, English-born performer and the most successful British-American rapper in music history. With four albums to his credit - the landmark The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988), The Ruler's Back (1991), Behind Bars (1994) and The Art of Storytelling (1999), his music has been sampled and interpolated over 600 times, by artists such as Beyonce, The Beastie Boys, TLC, Nas, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Black Star, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, and Color Me Badd. In the process, Walters has become the most sampled hip-hop artist ever. Many of the new songs became hit singles. Additionally, Rick has collaborated with such musical icons as Jay-Z, Missy Elliot and Aaliyah and Outkast. He's been a VH-1 Hip Hop Honors honoree, and ranked him #12 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time, while The Source ranked him #15 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 The Great Adventures of Slick Rick Slick Rick 4
1991 The Ruler’s Back Slick Rick 2
1994 Behind Bars Slick Rick 1
1999 The Art of Storytelling Slick Rick 4 2

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
J-Love Legends Volume 1 Slick Rick 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 Mistakes of a Woman in Love With Other Men Slick Rick 1
1994 Behind Bars Slick Rick 1
2007 Hip Hop Police Chamillionaire feat. Slick Rick 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1988 Children’s Story Slick Rick 1

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