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Slick Rick: Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
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Format: CD
Sku: 60115910
UPC: 731452735928
UPC 14: 00731452735928
Release Date: 5/2/1995
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Treat Her Like A Prostitute ~ Slick Rick
2. Ruler's Back, The ~ Slick Rick
3. Children's Story ~ Slick Rick
4. Moment I Feared, The ~ Slick Rick
5. Let's Get Crazy ~ Slick Rick
6. Indian Girl (Adult Story) ~ Slick Rick
7. Teenage Love ~ Slick Rick
8. Mona Lisa ~ Slick Rick
9. Kit (What's The Scoop) ~ Slick Rick
10. Hey Young World ~ Slick Rick
11. Teacher, Teacher ~ Slick Rick
12. Lick The Balls ~ Slick Rick

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Slick Rick (rap vocals); Vance Wright (DJ).
Muze PNote Producers include: Ricky Walters, Jason Mizell, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler.
Muze PNote In the history of rap music, there are few artists who can be labeled as pioneers. One such artist is Slick Rick who, along with partner Doug E. Fresh, is the rapper responsible for such long-standing hip-hop classics as "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." With the special rhythmic flow of his accented vocals (he was born and raised in England) and powerful, innovative production, THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK further led Rick Walters down the road of quick, massive fame and sealed his reputation as a master MC.
Muze PNote At the time of this solo debut, Slick Rick's personalized style was ground-breaking. The first single, "Children's Story," crowned Rick the king of rap's storytellers. He was able to turn the truthful pain and hardships of his community into entertaining tales that opened the eyes of the industry, and gave hip-hop a new thematic avenue. With the exception of LL Cool J's "I Need Love," Rick's "Teenage Love" was rap's most popular slow jam, dealing realistically with troubles of the heart experienced by most inner-city youngsters. Taking on the role of various characters--particularly, The Ruler and MC Ricky D--Slick Rick also began the role-playing, playwright style of rap music that is continuously used by any number of gangsta crews.
Muze PNote Although it was released in 1988, THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK has had a lasting impact on the hip-hop nation, which still pays hommage by continuously sampling "Hey Young World" and featuring the album's most famous cut, "Mona Lisa," at parties on both coasts.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Old School Rap
Muze Music Compilations Hip Hop Essentials (Ltd) (Box)
Muze Music Compilations Bulletproof Wallets Featuring Raekwon
Muze Music Compilations DEF JAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY:GREATEST HIT(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Essential Hip Hop Vol 6
Muze Music Compilations Unfinished Business (Clean)
Muze Music Compilations Everything But The Girl
Muze Music Compilations Ecstatic

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 12/06/1988
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1988
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 527359
Music Label Name Label : Def Jam (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731452735928

Professional Reviews

Q (9/00, p.128)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...Articulate, street-smart cartoons...[drawn] in technicolor lunacy..."

Vibe (12/99, p.158)
- Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

NME (Magazine)
(2/17/96, p.48)
- 7 (out of 10)
- "...absurdly minimal beats and often amateurish production...but Rick has enough star quality to carry it can hear echoes of Rick's sing-song style every time Snoop pick's up a microphone..."

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