Slick Rick is an American rapper. He was born in Britain. Slick Rick has been able to release four albums. The names of the albums that he has released: ‘The Great Adventures of Slick Rock,’ ‘The Ruler’s Back,’ ‘Behind Bars’ and ‘The Art of Storytelling.’ Slick Rick music has been sampled by very high profile stars. Among them, they include Beyonce, The Beastie Boys, TLC, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Snoop Dogg and MC Ren. Through this, he has been able to get the title of the most sampled hip-hop musician. Here is a quick summary of Slick Rick’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Slick Rick Early Life
Slick Rick was born in the year 1965 on January 14th. His birth names are Richard Martin Lloyd Walters. He is popularly known as Slick Rick, MC Ricky D, and Rick The Ruler. He was born in the southwest London district of Mitcham. He was part of English-Jamaican family. When he was young, he suffered an accident where he got blind in his right eye by a piece of glass. In the year 1976, together with his family, they moved to the United States of America. After they arrived here, they lived in Baychester, Bronx. He attended H. Laguardia High School of Music and Art. Here, he specialised in visual art. It is in this school where he came across Dana Dane. Together, they created The Kangol Crew. This group went on to perform at school events. In the year 1984, Slick Rick was able to meet Doug E Fresh. He impressed Doug with his talent. He was made to be part of Get Fresh Crew. Slick Rick got married in the year 1997. He married Mandy Aragones. This was four years after they met in a club. He has two children from a past relationship. The children are Martin Lloyd Santiago and Lateisha Walters.
Slick Rick Career, Awards & Achievement
Slick Rick career started in the year 1985. In this year, he achieved a lot of advancement in his hip-hop career. This is after becoming a part of the Get Fresh Crew. Then, he used the name MC Ricky D. It is from this moment that he featured on a single ‘The Show’ and ‘La Di Da Di.’ The songs have done very well. The songs have received performance on Top of the Pops and Soul Train. His voice has a rating of being among the best in the hip-hop industry. He uses punch lines, melody and confidence in his music. In the year, 1986, he successfully joined Rusell Simmons label. This was the biggest hip-hop record production during that time.DJ Vance Wright, is the one who worked on his single project ‘The Great Adventures of Slick Rick.’ This got produced in the year 1988. This album gained massive success, and it took position one on the Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Awards and Achievements
Slick Rick has received an award on the VH1 Hip Hop Honors show. About.com has rated him number 12 on the list of the Top 50 MCs of our time. The Source magazine, ranked him number 15 on the list of Top 50 Lyricist of All Time.
Net worth of Slick Rick
Slick Rick has an estimated net worth of over $1.2 million. His net worth has come from his successful hip-hop career. He has been able to release various albums that have been able to do very well having reasonably good sales.
Slick Rick has had a very successful career in the hip-hop industry. Despite having a disability of having one eye only, he did look beyond that and utilised his talent in music making him one of the greatest legends of Hip-Hop music.