Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Rap Treats #7: Slick Rick "Practice Over At Chill Will's Crib" (1984)

Slick Rick

The title speaks for itself. This isn't an actual song. It's MC Ricky D practicing over at Chill Will's Crib back in 1984. He was obviously down with the Get Fresh Crew but also still "down with the crew that's called The Kangol."

Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh

They had the crowd going crazy! MC Ricky D on the mic and Doug E. Fresh on the beat box also from 1984. They start with "Treat Her Like A Prostitute", end with a beatbox version of "The Show", but the highlight is "La-Di-Da-Di" and the extra verse that isn't on the studio version of the song. After the "with your wrinkled pussy, I can't be your lover" line there is a whole next verse. Rick busts a rap about Miss America who turns out to be "that hoe" Vanessa Williams and she ends up giving Rick head. He even sings again. This was recorded just before they went in the studio and made "The Show"/"La-Di-Da-Di" record - which is still my all time favorite 12inch EVER!


Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh

This is Slick Rick & Doug E. Fresh performing live in 1999 - 15 years later. They still sound dope. Greatest duo ever in my books, even if their run together was short lived.