Slick Rick is a British-American rapper, singer, actor, and record producer, better known for his song ‘The Show’, & ‘La Di Da Di’, with Doug E. Fresh—a famous American rapper.
Releasing four studio albums and seventeen singles, Slick Rick has accumulated a net worth of $1.03 million. Slick became a successful rapper after joining ‘Get Fresh Crew’—Doug E. Fresh’s DJs team. Besides, his SoundCloud followers are more than 3k where he has released 98 tracks so far.
Slick has won the VH-1 Hip Hop Honors. What’s more, his name was No.12 on the chart of Top 50 MCs. The American digital media About.com published this ranking featuring Slick Rick.
Furthermore, Slick became No. 15 Lyricists on the chart of Top 50 Lyricists of all time published by The Source.
Slick Rick earned most of his wealth through music selling. His songs have been interpolated and sampled more than 1000 times. His four featured albums went well in Amazon and Apple music.
Besides, Rick earned appearing in numerous live concerts. In 2014, he joined “Trans4M”—rapper Will.i.am’s concert that grossed over $2.4 million.
As an actor, Slick is best known for his role in the 2004 film Fade to Black. This film earned $728,802 in the Domestic Box Office. His worldwide box office rank is #66,246
However, here’s is Slick Rick’s yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily income or salary highlights:
- Yearly income: $172k
- Monthly income: $14k
- Weekly income: $3k
- Daily income: $470
Slick Rick: At a Glance
|Real Name||Richard Martin Lloyd Walters|
|Nickname||Slick Rick, Ricky D, The Ruler|
|Date of Birth||14 January 1965|
|Birth Place||Mitcham, London, England|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70m)|
|Spouse||Mandy Aragones (m. 1997)|
|Children||2; (Ricky Walters, Lateisha Walters)|
|Profession||Rapper, Record Producer, Actor|
|Net Worth||$1.03 million|
Slick Rick was born to Jamaican parents in southwest London on 14 January 1965. At an early age, he lost his right eye to broken glass. Hence, he grew up as a one eye blind person.
Though Slick was born in London, he along with his family moved to the United States in 1976. The Walters family settled in the area of Baychester, Bronx.
However, Slick Rick attended the Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art majoring in visual art. Here he met Dane Dane and formed the Kangol Crew. Later, Rick impressed Doug E. Fresh through his musical talent that helped him joining the Get Fresh Crew.
In 1985, Slick Rick started his rap career through ‘Get Fresh Crew’. At that time, he used the stage name MC Ricky D. However, his maiden featuring single was ‘The Show’. Rick gained initial fame appearing in Doug E. Fresh’s single ‘La Di Da Di’ & ‘The Show’.
Slick Rick released his debut album in 1988 called The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. He released this studio album through Def Jam Records that featured him as the third artist who signed this record label.
Three years duration, Slick Rick released studio albums like The Ruler’s Back & Behind Bars. Five years after, Rick revealed his fourth album The Art of Storytelling.
Apart from four albums, Slick Rick has released seventeen singles. Talking about Slick’s rapping style, he always follows the narrative structure of rap music. The famous American rapper Kool Moe Dee regarded Rick as the storytelling rap musician.
However, on 15 April 2016, Slick Rick got U.S. citizenship. He remarked this as his life’s best honor. Besides, he won the VH1 Hip Hop Honors.
As an infant, Stick Rick lost his right eye to broken glass. It was a tragic accident. At that time, he was in England. Later, in 1976, he along with his family moved to the United States. However, he got U.S. citizenship in April 2016.
Slick Rick is deeply associated with the famous American rapper Doug E. Fresh. Slick began his rap journey through Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew. However, Doug E. Fresh owns a net worth of $2 million.
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In 1997, Slick Rick married Mandy Aragones. They met at a nightclub located in Manhattan. This couple has two children named Ricky Martin Lloyd Santiago and Lateisha Walters.