In Focus: Slick Rick The Ruler takes crowd on a great adventure at Alive at 5
Slick Rick the Ruler was joined by DJ T.G.I.F and Giant Gorilla Dog Thing for Albany’s Alive at 5 summer concert series at its location under I-787 on Thursday, June 20. Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, known to the world as Slick Rick and widely regarded as “hip-hop’s greatest storyteller,” is a London-born, Grammy-nominated performer and the most successful
British-American rapper in music history.
The hip-hop veteran began his career in 1983, as a member of Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew, pioneering what is today celebrated as the “Golden Age of Hip- Hop.” Recognizing the need for positive influences, Rick has devoted his time to mentoring youth on the dangers of violence. Additionally, he has partnered with various local and national organizations to raise awareness and funds for the issues impacting underserved communities.