Photo via Montell Jordan's Instagram
Slick Rick has finally become a U.S. citizen! With this, also comes the possibility of new music. Slick Rick also finally had a chance to perfrom with Montell Jordan as Jordan's classic "This Is How We Do It" samples Slick's classic "Children's Story." Rick has recently reflected on his past collaborations and shows with artists such as Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Chamillionaire, Asher Roth, Mos Def, Raekwon, etc and now he may be ready to craft a follow up to his last album, 'The Art of Storytelling.' Billboard caught up with Slick, and he explained that he still wants to break into some new stuff here and there.
"So when the opportunity arises, gotta dust off my shoulders, and may be able to think of a song idea here and there. It couldn’t hurt. We can just throw it out on the Internet or with a new artist. Just for fun,” said Slick Rick."
As far as new artists, his co-signs include Drake, Missy Elliott and Kanye West.
"Missy Elliot is carrying the torch right now. Sometimes Drake strikes oil. Sometimes, other cats got it too [like] Kanye. But right now, I’d say Drake and Missy Elliot got the torch burning right now for the hood," he says.
Although Slick is known for his storytelling, his new music may actually be noted for it's speed, tempo, soul, melody, and swag. Are you ready for new music from Slick Rick?