Album: The Art of Storytelling
Producer: Dame Grease
Label: Def Jam, Universal

Shortly after being released from jail in 1999, Slick Rick reluctantly returned to the studio to work on The Art of Storytelling album. Teaming up with Harlem beatmaker Dame Grease, the Rickster penned lyrics that were as vivid as a porn video in the anal sex section (for Ricky, it's all about the back shots). Writing in precise, poetic detail about his post-prison sexual debauchery, whether in the house or while riding in elevators, Slick Rick comes across like the Henry Miller of hip-hop.