Slick Rick Signs Administration Deal With Missing Link Music

Top Quote Hip Hop legend Slick Rick has signed an International Administration Deal with Missing Link Music. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 24, 2014 - Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history. Brilliant word play, the effortless ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about, dead on pop-culture references and hilarious one-liners make him the wittiest rapper of all time.

    He immigrated with his family to the Bronx in the late '70s and attended the La Guardia High School of Music & Art, where he became friends with future rapper Dana Dane. Rick began to gravitate toward the makeshift music of the streets. The two formed the Kangol Crew, and began performing in hip-hop battles around the city. At one 1984 battle in the Bronx, Rick met Doug E. Fresh, and began playing with his Get Fresh Crew (which also included Chill Will and Barry Bee). In the summer of 1985, the duo released their historic singles, "The Show" and "La Di Da Di." Fresh's beatbox and Rick's smooth lyrical delivery turned rap music on its head and MC Ricky D. - as Rick was known then- leaped to a solo contract two years later, after an acquaintance with Russell Simmons and Lyor Cohen led him to become the 3rd artist signed to Def Jam Records, the biggest label in hip-hop at the time. Before long, Rick would establish himself as one of the architects of hip-hop.

    His songs have gone on to be covered and/or sampled by icons such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Eminem, Kanye West and Mary J. Blige, among many others.

    We are honored to have Slick Rick as a part of the Missing Link Music Family.
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    ABOUT MISSING LINK MUSIC
    Missing Link Music, LLC is a full service rights management company which represents over 500 songwriters and producers, many of whom have written for artists including Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Justin Beiber, Prince, Beyonce, Usher, Drake, Earth, Wind & Fire, J. Cole and many others.

    Recent hits administered by Missing Link Music include "Best Of Me" by Anthony Hamilton, "Love & Sex Pt. 2" by Joe featuring Kelly Rowland, "HYFR (Hell Ya F****** Right)" by Drake featuring Lil Wayne, "What Happened to U" by Usher, "White Candle" by Tamar Braxton and "Capitol" by Curren$y featuring 2 Chainz.

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