Slick Rick’s “Children’s Story” was the high point of his skills as a storyteller via his 1988 debut solo album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. Three years earlier he became famous because of his verses on Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew’s “The Show” and the beatbox heavy B-sideContinue Reading

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[youtube id=”vwjwKPXy4sg”]Mos Def named his fourth album after Victor LaValle’s novel The Ecstatic. The album’s unusual sound was influenced by a quote about the way ‘ecstatic’ was used in the 17th and 18th century to describe people who were inspired or mad and a litany of world flavors. “Auditorium” featured SlickContinue Reading

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