Artists guide:
New York City
Slick Rick

The only thing more iconic, interesting, and intriguing than the stories Slick Rick tells on wax might be his own. Lasting through four decades, six presidencies, and countless trends, he endures as “the most sampled hip-hop artist in history” with GRAMMY® Award nominations and numerous multiplatinum albums to his name. It’s why he remains synonymous with rap music, culture, and fashion. It’s why he counts some of the most influential people in the world as ardent admirers—whether it be Eminem declaring, “I’m just a product of Slick Rick” on 2020’s “Godzilla,” JAY-Z citing him as an inspiration on NETFLIX’s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman and Mark Ronson dissecting his work as part of a TED Talk, or Mariah Carey welcoming him on stage to perform their duet “Giving Me Life” during a sold-out show at Radio City Music Hall in 2019. It’s why rappers started to ditch jeans and oversized hoodies for high fashion—as WWD notes, “Slick Rick pioneered the merge of luxury and street.” It’s why no celebration is complete until somebody busts out “La-Di-Da-Di.”

Miss Lily’s7A Cafe

“Serves THE best Island-inspired (creative) cocktails, kind service with warm family vibes.” – Slick Rick

109 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009, USA
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Amacord Vintage Fashion

“This is the spot where you can find unique items for special occasions (ie. a holiday/theme party).” – Slick Rick

223 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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Rough Trade

“This is an incredibly dope independent record store for obscure & mainstream CDs & vinyl, plus live music & a bar. Need I say more?!” – Slick Rick

30 Rockefeller Plaza 6th Avenue, btw 49 & 50 St, New York, NY 10112, United States
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Screamer’s Pizzeria

“Vegan Pizza! My go-to is a Buffalo Slice!” – Slick Rick

685 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
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Jackies Jamaican Restaurant

“My go to order is Stew Chicken with Rice and Peas and a Ting Jamaican Drink.” – Slick Rick

16 Middle Country Rd, Coram, NY 11727, USA
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Golden Krust

“They serve the best Jamaican patties in town and the best West Indian desserts.” – Slick Rick

3958 Park Ave, Bronx, NY 10457, USA
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Apollo Theater

The world-renowned Apollo Theater is a Harlem icon. Notable for launching the careers of numerous superstars, the Apollo still hosts its famous amateur night as well as top-notch performers from around the globe.

Apollo Theater, West 125th Street, New York, NY, USA
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The Blue Note

“The most intimate spot with the strongest sound system. It’s a cultural institution.” – Slick Rick

131 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, USA
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Bronx Brewery

“Home grown business loved and owned by the people of the Mott Haven Community. They serve the most unique brands of beer, curated by the neighborhood folks.” – Slick Rick

856 E 136th St, Bronx, NY 10454, USA
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