Born Richard Walters, he is an '80s hip hop icon known for the narrative singles "La Di Da Di" and "Children's Story."
He was blinded in his right eye as a child, which led to his signature eye patch.
He has had two platinum albums, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988) and The Art of Storytelling (1999).
He married Mandy Aragones in 1997. He has two children, although both were from a prior relationship.
He was featured on Jay-Z's hit single "Girls, Girls, Girls" in 2001.