Â Slick Rick enjoys a night of celebrating with family and friends.
A moment in hip-hop history occurred this past weekend as music veteran Slick Rick the Ruler kicked off his 50th birthday celebration with a memorable performance at their annual Brooklyn Bowl bash. Over the years, fellow hip-hop heavyweights like Missy Elliott, MC Lyte, Raekwon and Q-Tip have honored Ricky D during his birthday soirees, but for his half-century celebration, none other than Queens MC and fellow legend Nas, surprised his idol on stage in front of a sold out crowd. Slick Rick, draped in his signature larger-than-life jewelry, ran through his classics and received â€œso much loveâ€, as Rick would say, from his dedicated fans!
The Bronx Borough President also proclaimed Jan. 9, 2015 as Slick Rick the Ruler Day.