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Slick Rick Talks Fashion With NiceKicks.com

slick-rick-h2NiceKicks.com caught up with The Ruler aka Slick Rick to chat about trends in Hip-Hop, his signature style, fashionable peers and more. Check out an excerpt below: Nice Kicks: When it comes to hip-hop, who would you consider your most fashionable peers over the years?

Slick Rick: I give it to Busta Rhymes because he was very creative and energetic and Missy Elliott because of her showmanship with the style. Wu Tang Clan of course because they got that whole Brooklyn/Clark Wallabee thing going on. And then Harlem, give Puffy and his clique their props. Early Puffy days when he first came out with the fur coats and jewelry. See, Harlem was really known for the jewelry and the furs. Brooklyn was known for the Clarks Wallabees and the slacks. Bronx was known for the b-boy adidas and PUMAs. Queens the same — dudes in sweatshirts, adidas and Lee jeans so they kept it moving like that. Then Brooklyn and Manhattan took it to another level, so I give Puffy and his team due props, too.

 

Read the rest of Rick's interview HERE.

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 Curates Spotify's "Old School Hip Hop Party" Playlist

old-school-hip-hop-house-party-slick-rick In true royal fashion, Slick Rick has taken over Spotify UK's "Old School Hip Hop House Party" playlist featuring some of his favorite "Golden Era" tunes, including "Set It Off" by Big Daddy Kane, "Fight the Power" by Public Enemy, "Momma Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J to name a few. Listen HERE.

Slick Rick Teams Up With Odd Sox!

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 12.41.45 PM "Fresh dressed like a million bucks. Threw on the Bally shoes and the fly green socks."

Slick Rick and Odd Sox have teamed up to release two customized socks from the company’s music collection. The designs feature iconic images of the Slick Rick from hip-hop’s Golden Era.

Get your "Slick Rick" socks HERE.

Slick Rick Featured In Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time" List

Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 9.15.59 PM Rolling Stone has unveiled their "100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time" list which features old school and new school hip-hop joints. Slick Rick's smash hit "Children's Story" came in at No. 76 on the list. According to the publication, not only is Slick Rick hip-hop's first greatest storyteller, but "Children's Story" remains hip-hop's most deftly detailed story-song.

Find out if your favorite hip-hip songs made the cut HERE.