Slick Rick-The Hip-Hop King
Slick Rick is a worldwide famous English-American rapper and record producer whose works are listened to and admired to date. The rap industry got some wonderful classics by Rick. His Facebook account alone has more than a million followers.
Born in England, Slick Rick is known for the evergreen hip-hop classics, ‘The Show’ and ‘La Di Da Di’. These songs are all-time popular. Rick has released four albums, and all had received a good response- The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, Behind Bars, The Ruler’s Back, and The Art of Storytelling. Rick’s works had been used almost a thousand times by famous artists with some modifications and changes. This way, Rick’s results can be one of the most referred to hip-hop songs ever.
Rick is also the first hip-hop artist whose lyrics were rapped by Snoop Dogg, the rapper, on his debut track, ‘Lodi Dodi’ in 1993. Since it was very unusual to copy any artist’s song’s lyrics completely, Rick’s rapping immediately got to another level of fame. He has acted in a few movies as well. His social media accounts are full of his works and followed by thousands of fans. His Instagram account has more than 500k followers.
|Birth Name||Richard Martin Lloyd Walters|
|Born||January 14, 1965 (Age 56)|
|Profession||Rapper, record producer|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
|Weight||75 kg or 153 lbs|
|High School||Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Albums||The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
The Ruler’s Back
What is the success story of Slick Rick?
- Rick entered a talent show in 1984, where he met Doug E. Fresh and was highly impressed by his performance. He offered him to be a part of his crew, where Rick got an excellent platform to give hits like The Show and La Di Da Di, which soon became internationally famous. He got signed to Def Jam Records in 1986, which was the leading hip-hop band.
- Rick’s debut solo album, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, came in 1988 and was an instant hit. It got to the top position in the Billboard 100 list. Children’s Story, Hey Young World, and Teenage Love became famous for their vocal and storytelling features. Rick performed in the Howard Theatre in 2012 in collaboration with the Soul Rebels Brass Band. In 2018, he came up with Snakes of the World Today. Rick gave and is still showing some memorable raps and songs to the hip-hop industry.
What is the physical appearance of Slick Rick?
Rick is 5 ft 7 inches tall, weighing 75 kgs. His right eye was blinded by broken glass when he was a child. He wears a patch on his right eye with style. Rick has black eyes and black hair. He has very little hair and a moustache.
What is the relationship status of Slick Rick?
Rick married Mandy Aragones in 1997, after dating her for four years. Mandy has two children from her previous marriage-Ricky Martin Lloyd Santiago and Lateisha Walters.
What is the net worth of Slick Rick?
Rick has been a famous rapper since the 1980s and is still going strong. His songs have broken records and have topped the hit charts. He has received awards and performed in many events and shows. Rick has become the first and most copied artist ever in the hip-hop industry. His net worth of $2 million is the fruit of all his hard-dedicated work.
- In 2008, VH1 Hip Hop Honors Show honoured Rick.
- Rick got the Mixx Cares Humanitarian Award.
- In 2016, Rick got American citizenship officially, while he will also retain his UK citizenship.
- Thompson once said that Slick Rick is the most beautiful thing about the hip-hop genre.
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