Posted by: Bill Jones | May 23, 2008

La Di Da Di We Likes to Pardon

So New York’s first Black (and blind) Governor, David Paterson, has issued a full pardon to embattled rapper Slick Rick this week. Some pretty official business and certainly something a blind man should do for a “almost blind” man. The decision will go a long way to prevent the 43 yearold rapper, born Ricky Walters, from being deported to the United Kingdom. Slick Rick “The Ruler,” who is a legal resident alien, is facing deportation due to a 1991 conviction on two counts of attempted murder and weapons possession. He still needs to win a battle in Federal Immigration Court, but the pardon from Paterson should give Slick Rick some leverage. “Mr. Walters has fully served the sentence imposed upon him for his convictions, had an exemplary disciplinary record while in prison and on parole, and has been living without incident in the community for more than 10 years,” said Governor Paterson. “I urge federal immigration officials to once again grant Mr. Walters relief from deportation.”

more after the jump + music files

one word.


Here’s a Classic! 1988’s The Great Adventure of Slick Rick. The album is among the few to receive a perfect five mic score from The Source magazine. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source Magazine’s 100 Best Rap Albums.

1 “Treat Her Like A Prostitute” Slick Rick
2 “The Ruler’s Back” Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay)
3 Children’s Story Slick Rick
4 “The Moment I Feared” Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
5 “Let’s Get Crazy” Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
6 “Indian Girl (An Adult Story)” Slick Rick
7 “Teenage Love” Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
8 “Mona Lisa” Slick Rick
9 “Kit (What’s The Scoop)” Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
10 “Hey Young World” Slick Rick
11 “Teacher, Teacher” Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee
12 “Lick The Balls” Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee

Here’s your file


  1. Saw Slick Rick live, not once, but twice last year. He’s amazing. Great post!

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