Slick Rick Released ‘The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick’ On This Date In 1988
The Great Adventures of Slick RickÂ is the debut album byÂ hip hopÂ recording artistÂ Slick Rick, released in 1988. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five-mic score fromÂ The SourceÂ magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one ofÂ The Source’sÂ 100 Best Rap Albums. In 2012, the album was selected byÂ Slant MagazineÂ as #99 on its “Best Albums of the 1980s.” Hip hop artistÂ NasÂ cites it as one of his favorite albums.
It toppedÂ 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 ofÂ Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,Â True Crime: New York CityÂ andÂ 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