The Great Adventures of Slick Rick

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The Great Adventures of Slick Rick is the debut album by hip hop recording artist Slick Rick, released in 1988. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five-mic score fromThe Source magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2012, the album was selected by Slant Magazine as #99 on its “Best Albums of the 1980s.” Hip hop artist Nas cites it as one of his favorite albums.

It topped Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart for five nonconsecutive weeks and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200. The song “Children’s Story” is also featured on the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasTrue Crime: New York City and Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground.

In 2008, the single “Children’s Story” was ranked number 61 on VH1′s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.


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