Great Adventures Of Slick Rick


Format: CD
Label: DEF JAM
Catalog: 527359
Rel. Date: 05/02/1995
UPC: 731452735928

Great Adventures Of Slick Rick
Artist: Slick Rick
Format: CD
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''The Great Adventures of Slick Rick'' is the debut album by hip hop performer Slick Rick, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music), three years after releasing his famous songs with beatboxer Doug E. Fresh, "La Di Da Di" and "The Show." While Slick Rick's distinctive delivery and humorous tone earned him many fans, making this album one of the most popular albums from the golden age of East Coast hip hop; his vulgarity and touching on issues of misogyny (such as on "Treat Her Like a Prostitute") also earned him many detractors. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five-mike score from ''The Source'' magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one of ''The Source's'' 100 Best Rap Albums.

It topped Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200. The song "Children's Story" is also featured on the soundtrack of ''Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas''.

In 2008, the single "Children's Story" was ranked number 61 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop. - Wikipedia