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Slick Rick Performs At Swizz Beatz x Bally Launch Party

Screen Shot 2017-07-16 at 2.02.05 PM "Fresh dressed like a million bucks. Threw on the Bally shoes and the fly green socks."

Swizz Beatz celebrated his collaboration with Bally by throwing a star-studded bash at Public Arts Hotel which featured performances by The Get Fresh Crew aka Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh. Their set included hits "The Show" and "La Di Da Di". Guests in attendance included Alicia Keys, A$AP Rocky, Jermaine Dupri, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg and more!IMG_1730

"Bally also has this great heritage with music," Swizz Beats tells VOGUE. "They didn’t just start it today because it's a cool thing to do — it goes all the way back to the '80s, so to have Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh performing tonight as an homage to Bally and an homage to them, that’s just a home run."

 

 

Slick Rick Honored At First-Ever Global Hip-Hop Day

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Today (June 8) marks Global Hip-Hop Day, a day designated to celebrate the global and cultural impact of the genre that was created over 40 years ago. The first-ever event, which is held in conjunction with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the office of The Bronx Borough President, and New York radio station Hot 97, took place today in the Bronx.

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This year's ceremony recognized Slick Rick along with Fat Joe, The LOX, DJ Kool Herc as ICON honorees for their musical contributions. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post's Black Voices, Rick praised Global Hip-hop Day.  “It’s a good thing, because hip-hop is due recognition. And it’s addressing the influence it has over modern day youth and the future of modern society.”

 

 

 

 

Slick Rick Featured On Vogue.com

highsnobiety-tbt-a-brief-history-of-the-kangol-hat-in-hip-hop02 What does Alexander Wang have in common Slick Rick? Well, nothing at all, really, except for the fact that the designer’s latest collaboration pays homage to the role he and other rappers played in hip-hop style. In the very early days, there was Slick Rick and The Kangol Crew, a hip-hop group he started in high school, when he and Dana Dane would wear the Kangol flatcaps with suit jackets to perform. Read more HERE.

Slick Rick Chats With The Guardian

slick-rick-head-down-black-and-white Ricky Walters is famous – notorious, even – for several reasons. There is his reputation as one of the finest-ever MCs from hip-hop’s golden age. The Guardian caught up with the "Golden Era" MC ahead of his UK "Coming Home Tour". Check out an excerpt below:

“I think what I brought to hip-hop was a visual, storybook-type of a style, like reading a children’s book, but in rap form,” he notes, referring to a US musical whose own fame has grown in the week since this interview. “Or like the Broadway play Hamilton, bringing American history to the theatre in rhyme form.”

Read the interview HERE.

Time Out London Meets Slick Rick

  With just a few days left before Slick Rick heads across the pond, Time Out London caught up with "The Ruler" to chat about his upbringing in England, the Hip-hop scene in the Bronx, what fans can expect from a Slick Rick show and more. Check out an excerpt below:

"What can we expect from a Slick Rick show?"

You're going to see the Slick Rick brand. You're going to see the essence, the humour and the ambience of Slick Rick. 

Read the rest of the interview HERE.

 

 

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Get tickets and VIP Packages to Slick Rick's "Coming Home Tour" HERE.

Slick Rick Talks Turning Points With Crack Magazine

BANNER2 As he prepares for his first ever UK tour, Crack Magazine caught with Slick Rick aka "The Ruler" discuss the peaks and troughs of his dramatic career. Check out an excerpt below:

1999: Release of Critically Acclaimed, Commercially Successful Album The Art Of Storytelling We made that up in a quiet area and we had enough time to do our thing nice and slow and calm. It was a great feeling to work with guys like OutKast and Nas. These guys were the icons of the game at that time. Their name gave your light to their audience and the younger generation. Being sampled by Snoop Dogg and everybody also helps keep your name alive. Shout out to all the vets that helped out.

Read more HERE.

Slick Rick Chats With DJ Semtex On BBC 1Xtra

slickricktroopjacketweb It's been over 15 years since Slick Rick performed across the pond. The Ruler called into DJ Semtex's show on BBC 1Xtra to announce his upcoming "Coming Home" tour in the United Kingdom and more. Listen HERE. Check out tour dates below:

TOUR DATES:

Friday, Nov. 25: Mantra, Manchester BUY TICKETS

Saturday, Nov. 26: 02 Forum, London BUY TICKETS

Sunday, Nov. 27: 02 Academy, Bristol BUY TICKETS

Monday, Nov. 28: 02 Institute, Birmingham BUY TICKETS

Tuesday, Nov. 29: The Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland BUY TICKETS

Wednesday, Nov. 30: Concorde 2, Brighton BUY TICKETS

 

The Ruler Takes CIAA 2016 By Storm!

12809596_10153314553686286_2592185163992436533_n CIAA 2016 was definitely epic! Slick Rick completely took Charlotte by storm with performances at The White House, Duckworth's, Club Vanity, Coyote Joe's and more! He even caught up with some of his celebrity friends including R&B songstress Fantasia, star Peter Thomas, rappers Big Daddy Kane and Dana Dane!