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Slick Rick Makes Royal Return To Brooklyn, Gets Shoutouts From Amber Rose, Raekwon

(AllHipHop News) Legendary Hip-Hop artist Slick Rick celebrated his birthday with a sold out performance along with his friends, family and a sold out crowd at Brooklyn Bowl in New York.

With a full band and DJ, the London native tore though the best of his songs receiving a wild reception from those in attendance. Suddenly, after the performance, he was greeted on stage with a birthday cake and a celebration broke out. Amber Rose, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Special Ed, Biz Markie, Chubb Rock, MC Lyte, MTV’s Sway and others recorded video birthday shout-outs that were played over the venue’s many television screens.

Slick Rick told AllHipHop.com exclusively his feelings on the evening.

“Last night was an incredible night for me as well as the Golden Era of Hip-Hop.  It is always great to see and perform for my fans, but to share my birthday with them at the Brooklyn Bowl was out of this world,” the rapper exclaimed. This was the third year the rapper celebrated his birthday at Brooklyn Bowl.

“The highlight of the night was the Birthday Shout Out Video from my peers. I was shocked and honored by all the kind words and stories about my career.  To sum it up, I am blessed, and humbled by all the love for all of the years.”

Slick Rick is a pioneering Hip-Hop artist of the Golden Era, widely revered for his ability to tell vivid stories. He’s most renown for albums like The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, The Ruler’s Back, The Art of Storytelling, and his work with other artists like OutKast, Raekwon, Dougie Fresh, and Jay-Z.

The last time Slick Rick performed in Brooklyn (November 26, 2012), the Hip-Hop legend received a frigid response from a less-than-informed audience at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

The disrespect sparked outrage in the Hip-Hop community. Even Rick Ross said, “F**k yall – Salute Slick Rick The Ruler.” AllHipHop scribe Skyhook penned an introspective story “C’mon, Wake Up, Have Some Understanding”: Thoughts On A Ruler.”

None of the confusion was present last night and Rick celebrated the rest of the evening with his loved ones, including his wife Mandy.

Pictures by Chuck Creekmur’s Instagram

Slick Rick’s birthday cupcakes with edible gold and platinum fronts or “grills.”

  • Don Vida

    Slick Rick with the swag. Ain’t nobody killed chains like guy did.

  • InTheNightKitchen

    Really, Amber Rose? Really? Shout to the legend Slick Rick, I swear I wouldv’e hurt someone next to me at Barclays if they weren’t receptive to dude.

    • InTheNightKitchen

      My first intro to Hip Hop as a shorty came via Slick Rick from my older brother. R.I.P. G

    • Terrance Goodman

      I agree who don’t know the for fathers of hip hop the original story teller

  • Terrance Goodman

    Why is a pic of Rick fake on the headline pic?!

    • Q.

      When they said “Slick” Rick they got confused.

      • Terrance Goodman

        Oh ok , lmfao

      • Terrance Goodman

        Just the two can’t compare one a legend n one a bipolar lion gate legend.

      • Don Vida

        Rick Ross ain’t a legend in any ting. Except Legendary Fronts.

      • Terrance Goodman

        Slick Rick brother not fake ass KFC ross

      • Don Vida

        Oh, my bad, my bad. LOL @KFC Ross

  • Terrance Goodman

    Shout out a legend triple o g still knocking Rick

  • restless

    A true pioneer of hip hop… SALUTE!!

  • Them cup cakes was the ‘chiz-nit!

    • hoeyuno

      hell yea. ricky is my top 5 all day!!

      • I have Krs as my top 1,2,3,4, & 5, but Ricky gets props, especially for that Mos Def “Estactic”.

      • hoeyuno

        krs is your numero uno eh!! yea rick blessed us with that art of storytelling in like 99 but since then he’s done a couple features. homie said he’s waiting for a mature audience to open up.. I thought he got deported???

      • I think he won his appeals, it was pre 9/11 & the circumstances, etc.

        Not sure though.

      • brotha_man

        cant put him in my top five but he dope. Nas, Cube (NWA), scarface, too short, 2pac…… no order.

      • Keith Brickz

        ur top 5 is BS besides Nas and Pac

      • brotha_man

        its my top five shit I grew up wit. just like my top groups are UGK, OUTKAST, GETO BOYS, Wu Tang, and NWA. Aint for u to like but I bet if you bang they albums u would be bobbing yo head

      • hoeyuno

        what’s your top 5???

      • EL_BARK

        Having pac in you top 5 make your top 5 BS by default.

      • Terrance Goodman

        I disagree

      • hoeyuno

        yea my shit change all the time but rick always in there.

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  • hoeyuno

    happy bday ricky d!!! why would amber rose be on the video telegram. I understand wiz but her???? haha … now lets get that album homie!!!! haha


    Illseed oh my bad. I meant chuck all chessin in the pic,
    Slick rick got this look on his face like this jive asss niggah is a clown.
    Take this flick so he can raise the fuk up out of here.

    Rick prolly was thinking this niggah know damn well he dont support real hip hop,
    With his sell out asss.

    Where that writer from hiphopdx.

    • Shut up. You sound stupid.

      • EL_BARK

        See he gets e- motional like illseed too.
        Chuck dont type tuff at me on the net. Cause you prolly had a shot of liquid courage. Slick talk like that to my face, will have you eating through a straw.
        Get out your feeling, bitsh niggas. & go read your comic books.

      • Are you trying to scare me? Funny. Its not working.

      • EL_BARK

        No not even, i wouldnt want to you to get jimmy on me, being though you know him so well? Right. But i will level with you, since we bith love hip hop. Ok wait my bad. Since i love hip and you switch to the dark side or the green side(money). Serious question all joke a side. Do
        you close your eyes when you shave & brush your teeth in the morning?
        I am sure that when you and the other white owner, decided to start this site, you guys might have good intentions. And i have to give props based on you started something and turned it into a very powerful brand. The number 1 hip hop site on the web. But dont you feel guilty just a tad bit, the way you guys have partly played a part in destroying something you once love at one point. (I assumming) i
        Mean you guys have turn this site into tmz, with a dash of prezez hilton.
        I mean letting sydney write about fleshlights and ipads. Promoting certain artist based on how much they pay yall? Or are you a shrewd business man and only concern about the bottom line. Ending the year in black.
        I understand your prolly have a family and all. But for you guys to have such a strong voice in the hip hop community and presence on the net. Why do you guys go out your way to do the opposite of the site name is. You guys have did the one thing STC couldnt do. Destroy your brand on yall own. By the way thats was some real nut ish, blocking me for calling you out on payola… But just like cointel-pro you guys try to silence the truth, by attempting to ban me. Lol
        By the way ask your homie edog, if i wanted to scare you i wouldnt do it through a key board. I would bring it to your front door.
        I doubt you answer me, but i know you will read this.
        If you aint part of the solution you are part of the problem.

      • EL_BARK

        illseed bitsh-ass from allhiphop
        Started that rumor and within hours had a bunch of websites reporting that BS.

        Chuck & greg some snakes. One day they interviewing you for a story. Two days later they making up fake rumors, for hits.
        7:16pm – 14 Jan 13

      • EL_BARK


      • EL_BARK

        Arms to short to box with da god. Lol

        Calls cass up & ask for another interview.
        Sincerely yours.

    • NoGoBoi


  • MadVillain

    who gives a fucc about what Amber Rose has to say?

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  • Best Comment Advanced Dialogue

    That nigga’z jewelry game is ignorant. Not A Diss, Not A Compliment, Just A Statement

  • RatchetBlackWoman


  • Great article.
    Chuck, we need more of this.
    This is Hip-Hop journalism.

    Leave the TMZ paparazzi
    shit to those TMZ guys.

    Great to see unity in Hip-Hop.
    Nobody can deny Slick Rick’s
    impact on rap.

    Even Rick Ross knows he started
    telling stories after he first heard
    the great adventures of Slick Rick.

    Original Slick Rick is Rick James though,
    but it is Ricky Walters who took the character
    to another level.

    Shouts to Amber Rose as well. Homegirl is

    not an artist and her only credit might be
    some rappers chick. But I think she does
    pretty much good with her 15mins of fame.

    Haven’t heard of too many rappers traveling

    to Africa and doing charitable efforts over there.

    To best say it in Chinese
    AHH 加油.

  • Paul Hansborough

    Slick Rick is tha Ruler period! Half of the rappers out now still can t see this dude!

  • $18916246

    An original, one who helped lay the foundation for HIP-HOP, no one like him, and one of my favorite EMCEE’s! I salute SLICK RICK!

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM

    back when skills and swag went hand n hand …. now its just swag and f*** quality poetry on wax 😉

  • ItGoesDownINtheDM


  • i c he still wears dem chains

  • Tre C

    Rick must be certified b/c I haven’t heard a story about somebody relieving him of any jewels.

    And seriously, Amber Rose? really?

  • water_ur_seeds

    stand up and be alert the rulers arrived!

  • young thyn

    why is he wit da cop

  • young thyn

    See rick ross toung out that foo ate all them cupcakes

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