Slick Rick - The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
After the success of “The Show” and “La Di Da Di” with his partner in crime Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick was guaranteed solo stardom with his debut. Full of zany humor, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick found him taking a royal approach, and commanding respect due to his gaudy jewelry and lyrical prowess. One of the golden age’s most respected orators, songs like “Mona Lisa,” “Teenage Love,” “Children’s Story,” and “Hey Young World” are still held in high esteem and recited verbatim. With the fandom gained on this album, it’s no wonder acclaimed acts like Outkast and Mos Def later elected to have features from Slick Rick.