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The Art of Storytelling

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The Art of Storytelling

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Slick Rick
Producers:
Def Jam
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B+

Even though this is Slick Rick’s first album in four years, it’s like he never left: The street sagas of Nas and Snoop Dogg (who both appear here) bear the influence of the old-schooler’s daftly def narrative skills. While nothing on The Art of Storytelling is up to Rick’s ’80s classics, his rhymes flow like ghetto short stories and his breathy singsongdelivery remains a hip-hop national treasure. B+

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