The eye patch is legit, courtesy of a glass shard that flew into Slick Rick's eye when he was an infant. And the British accent is genuine too, having been born across the pond. A rapper who has influenced generations of MCs -- from the Notorious B.I.G. to Kanye West (who proclaimed himself "the new Slick Rick") -- the British-born Rick came to prominence in the U.S. as part of Doug E. Fresh's Get Fresh Crew, where he was featured on singles like "La Di Da Di." His 1988 solo record, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
, cemented his status as a heavy-hitter, dropping such classics as "Children's Story" and "Hey Young World." Now part of the older and wiser OG elite, he remains an active force in hip-hop, continuing to provide inspiration for current hit-makers. Experience this larger-than-life hip-hop pioneer when he takes over the stage at the Howard Theatre in D.C. -- with a special set by guest artist Intelligenz.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- Friday, Feb 8, 2019 / 9:00pm