I thank God for blessing Slick Rick with the talent to create this album, because I believe had it not been for this album, I shudder to think where storytelling in hip hop would be. Backed by the usually production from two members of Public Enemy's production team The Bomb Squad (in this case Eric Sadler and Hank Shocklee), as well as one track by the late great Jam Master Jay (The Ruler's Back), and production from Rick himself (Mona Lisa and Children's Story, just to name two), his charisma and storytelling acumen could never be denied, and it's some of the finest you'll ever hear. Classic material.
Rating- 5 stars
5 favorite songs- Children's Story, Hey Young World, Mona Lisa, The Moment I Feared, and The Ruler's Back