Richard Walters, better known by his stage name Slick Rick, is an English-American rapper with an estimated net worth of $1 million. He is 5’7″ and weighs 203 pounds. Richard Martin Lloyd Walters was born on January 14, 1965 in London, England. In 1977 his family moved to The Bronx where he formed the hip hop duo, the Kangol Crew, with Dana Dane. Slick Rick started to get a name for himself in the rap world after joining Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew. His commercial debut was on the single “The Show”. He gained even more popularity after rapping over Doug E, Fresh’s beatbox on the B-side “La Di Da Di”.
Slick Rick’s debut album The Adventures of Slick Rick was released in 1988 under Def Jam Recordings. The album was critically and commercially successful, peaking at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop chart. The album spawned three hit singles, “Hey Young World”, “Teenage Love”, and “Children’s Story”.
Slick Rick’s next three albums The Ruler’s Back (1991), Behind Bars (1994), and The Art of Storytelling (1999) were all met with lukewarm reviews and were not nearly as successful as his first album.
Slick Rick rose to prominence during the Golden age of hip-hop and he is credited with being one of the genre’s pioneers. Artists such as TLC, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg, Color Me Badd, Lloyd, and many more music artists have sampled his music.
About.com ranked Slick Rick No. 12 on its list of the “Top 50 MCs of Our Time.”
Slick Rick has enough net worth to buy:
1. The Little Mermaid Blu-Ray DVDs ($26.99 each)
2. Diamondback 2013 Men’s Edgewood Sports Hybrid Bikes ($329.99 each)
3. 12,093,411.2 Watch Me Grow! New Born 1 Piece Units ($11.99 each)
Slick Rick has enough net worth to give everyone in Cyprus $1.