The Great Adventures of Slick Rick is the debut album by hip hop recording artist Slick Rick, released in 1988 (see 1988 in music), three years after releasing his famous songs with beatboxer Doug E. Fresh, "La Di Da Di" and "The Show." While Slick Rick's distinctive delivery and humorous tone earned him many fans, making this album one of the most popular albums from the golden age of East Coast hip hop, his vulgarity and touching on issues of misogyny (such as on "Treat Her Like a Prostitute") also earned him many detractors. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five-mic score from The Source magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.
It topped Billboard's Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200. The song "Children's Story" is also featured on the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas.
In 2008, the single "Children's Story" was ranked number 61 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
Slick Rick is considered by many to be the greatest storyteller in hip-hop history and his debut album acts as a showcase of his apparent storytelling aptitude. Throughout the album, Slick Rick plays two...