Slick Rick

Richard Martin Lloyd Walters AKA Slick Rick

Educational Background and Location

Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music and Art, Mitcham, United Kingdom

Brief Personal Bio

Slick Rick was blinded in the right eye (by broken glass) as an infant. After emigrating to the United States in 1976, him and his family settled down The Bronx. he attended Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art, where he majored in visual art, and met Dana Dane. Slick Rick and Dana Dane formed The Kangol Crew and performed at school contests, parks and local hole-in-the-wall clubs launching Slick's career.

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

  • Favorite Food--Hamburger

Common Literary Elements/Structure/Themes in their Work

Slick Rick "is known for the use of narrative in his raps and has been called 'hip hop’s greatest storyteller'".

Link to Matching PP Guides/Glossary Terms

What does it mean if you were matched to this artist? Why is it important?

When matched to Slick Rick, you are matched to an artist who includes many of the similar techinques you put in your piece. For example, your piece may include lots of storytelling or narratives that advance the quality of your poem/work. This may be an element of your poem (or main element). It is important to recognize the similarity you have to this artist because it helps you understand more of the style of your literary work. In this instance, your work would most likely contain techniques that are similar to Slick Rick's and recognizing this could help to further develop your style and approach at writing poems.

Literary Value

Slick Rick uses lots of storytelling in his lyrics and his music incorporates many literary narrative pieces.

List of Albums / Artist Spotify Link

The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, The Ruler's Back, Behind Bars, The Art of Storytelling

Social Handles (Links)

twitter: @therulernyc, instagram: @therulernyc