A little late, but it's still great to finally be able to hear this one. Here's the story behind this vintage Slick Rick track that has just surfaced thanks to Prince Paul.

This was the original version of " Behind bars " I recorded for Slick Rick during his incarceration in the early 90's . The song didn't come out until 94 but to my surprise was remixed by Warren G and Def Jam scrapped my mix . Though Im still considered a writer of the song I was really hoping to have this heard ( well in 92 when we recorded it that is ) . Though it sounds pretty dated its still one of my favorites and I had the pleasure of working with a Genius Slick Rick . Enjoy the Prince Paul unreleased series .. share music!

Listen: Slick Rick "Behind Bars (Unreleased Prince Paul Version)"

[via PrincePaul]