THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK turns 30! Legendary rapper Slick Rick’s debut album was originally released by Def Jam Recordings on November 1, 1988.
To celebrate the vital album’s milestone, Def Jam/Urban Legends/UMe will release a newly remastered and expanded 30th Anniversary Edition in a suite of digital and physical formats, including Deluxe digital and CD packages on February 22, 2019, and Deluxe and Standard vinyl LP editions on March 15, 2019. The package includes Rick’s first new original song since 1999, “Can’t Dance To A Track That Ain’t Got No Soul.” A previously unreleased track, “Snakes of the World Today,” written, recorded and produced by Slick Rick during sessions for the album, is available now for streaming and download purchase. Slick Rick also debuts two limited-edition ‘Great Adventures’ t-shirts, available exclusively from Bravado.com and Rick’s own online store: slickrickisart.com.
Stream and purchase “Snakes of the World Today”:
Preorder THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition): https://UrbanLegends.lnk.to/SlickRickTheGreatAdventuresofSlickRick2LP
THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) adds six previously unreleased tracks, including a brand-new song, demos, and the shelved session recording, plus memorabilia and paraphernalia, and more. The album’s 12 songs, including the classics “Teenage Love,” “Children’s Story,” “The Ruler’s Back,” “Lick the Balls,” and “Treat Her Like a Prostitute,” including new songs, “Can’t Dance To A Track That Ain’t Got No Soul,” “Snakes of the World Today” and four previously unreleased demo recordings for songs on the album, recorded in 1984 in Rick’s home studio: “Children’s Story,” “Hey Young World,” “Teenage Love,” and “Mona Lisa.”
Driven by the back-to-back chart successes of “Teenage Love” (Top 20 R&B, Top 10 Rap), and “Children’s Story” (Top 5 R&B and Rap, and consistently cited as one of the Top 50 Rap hits of all time), THE GREAT ADVENTURES OF SLICK RICK soared to No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart for five weeks. The album was one of the first hip-hop LPs to be certified platinum by the RIAA and it provided a solid foundation for Slick Rick, who went on to release three successful follow-up albums on Def Jam: The Ruler’s Back (1991), Behind Bars (1994), and The Art of Storytelling (1999).
Revisit the classic album below!