Slick Rick
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"Richard Walters", better known by his stage name "Slick Rick", is a Grammy Award/Grammy-nominated England/English born rapper. He has also been known as "Rick the Ruler ", "MC Ricky D" and "Ricky Dee". He began his career in late 1983, in the Hip hop music/hip hop genre, where he recorded a series of acclaimed recordings such as "La Di Da Di" and "Children's Story". He is known for the use of narrative in his raps and has been called "hip hop's greatest storyteller."

Slick Rick rose to stardom in an era known to fans as the Golden age hip hop/Golden age of hip hop. His music has been frequently Sampling (music)/sampled and Interpolation (music)/interpolated by other artists such as TLC (band)/TLC, Black Star (group)/Black Star, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, and Color Me Badd, with many of these songs later becoming hit singles. About.com ranked him #12 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time, while The Source (magazine)/The Source ranked him #15 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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