Behind Bars

Behind Bars

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by Slick Rick
     
 
Within hip-hop, Slick Rick is arguably the most acclaimed MC of them all. Snoop Doggy Dogg, for one, owes a huge debt to his detached, effortless delivery on the microphone. At his best, Slick Rick was always coolness personified. The London-born artist's troubles, however, have been well-documented. They are further addressed by the

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Within hip-hop, Slick Rick is arguably the most acclaimed MC of them all. Snoop Doggy Dogg, for one, owes a huge debt to his detached, effortless delivery on the microphone. At his best, Slick Rick was always coolness personified. The London-born artist's troubles, however, have been well-documented. They are further addressed by the man himself on the title track to this recording, completed during a work release program with the help of veteran hip-hop producer Prince Paul (Rick was in jail for the 1990 shooting of an innocent bystander while attempting to chase down a bodyguard). Before Ol' Dirty Bastard cornered the market, Slick Rick was rap's bad boy-in-chief. On this uneven record, he pays witness to the events that shaped him, rather than detailing his current incarceration. Regardless, there are times when the listener might wish for a more reflective and less violently female-baiting narrator; absolution and regret aren't particularly high on his agenda when he proclaims "bitches ain't no good."

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/1994
Label:
Def Jam
UPC:
0731452384720
catalogNumber:
523847

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Performance Credits

Slick Rick   Primary Artist,Vocals
Nice & Smooth   Track Performer
"Purple" Hayes   Bass

Technical Credits

Warren G   Remixing
Easy Mo Bee   Producer
Djinji Brown   Remixing
Doug E. Fresh   Contributor
Greg Geitzenauer   Remixing
Darroll Gustamachio   Engineer
Rich July   Remixing
Large Professor   Remixing
Yianni Papadopoulos   Engineer
Joe Quinde   Engineer
Ricky Walters   Producer
Doug Wilson   Engineer
Vance Wright   Producer
Greg Nice   Producer
Paul Huston   Producer
Pete Rock   Remixing
Epitome of Scratch   Remixing

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Behind Bars 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Behind Bars is a mostly mellow album with fine sound production and Rick's casual and "visual" lyricism, which is to say very adept. The album's feel is very evocative, with songs like "All Alone" being a good example of it; a trait that makes Slick Rick always a quality MC to listen to. I highly recomend Behind Bars, a great album to chill at home with. -- W.G.
DJ_Hiebs More than 1 year ago
I have always appreciated Slick Rick as an MC. I have all of his albums and I really enjoy "Behind Bars". Do not hesitate if you like real hip-hop buy this Slick Rick album now!