Slick Rick, DJ Chuck Chillout

One of hip-hop’s great storytellers, Slick Rick has put on narrative clinics ever since his first appearance on Doug E. Fresh’s “La Di Da Di” in 1985. With a trademark eyepatch, clever raps and a vault’s worth of loud jewelry, Rick the Ruler’s inimitable style is often imitated but rarely equaled. His oft-sampled classics, like “Children’s Story” from The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, have reverberated through several generations of MCs in his wake. He’s joined by WBLS DJ Chuck Chillout, who’s worked with Run-D.M.C. and Public enemy and is one of the first DJs to play Rick’s music.