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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 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.

Happy Birthday Slick Rick!

24-editors-picks-2015-01-09-bp01_z Today marks the 51st birthday of The Ruler aka Slick Rick! Complex.com premiered a video tribute that DJ Dirty Harry together which features over 20 artists paying homepage to The Ruler, which include JAY Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Notorious B.I.G., and Nicki Minaj.

"I've listened to Slick Rick since 'La Di Da Di' and for me, it's second nature to pick up his sample or references in artists tracks," Harry says. "Rick's music is timeless and putting this together was effortless." And Slick Rick is certainly feeling the love. "I am grateful and honored by the impact I have had on artists across the various generations and different genres of music," he says.

Slick Rick will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow (Jan. 15th) at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, NY. Enter to win tickets courtesy of Complex HERE or purchase tickets HERE.

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Apple Music Features "Children's Story" in New Commercial

You may have watched the 2015 Emmys and stumbled upon a music moment from Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige who joined forces with Taraji. P Henson and Kerry Washington in a new Apple Music commercial, featuring Slick Rick's "Children's Story" and other Hip-Hop classics. In case you missed it, watch the commercial HERE: