Slick Rick aka The Ruler aka MC Ricky Dee first signed to Def Jam in 1988, after gaining mainstream attention with the B-side classic ”La Di Da Di”. His debut album, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Children’s Story was the second single released off the album. He served 5 years in prison for attempted murder (1991-1996), releasing 2 albums while behind bars. The Art of Storytelling, his 4th studio album, dropped in 1999 with features from Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Nas and Raekwon. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Slick Rick received a full pardon by the governor of New York in 2008.
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