Legendary rapper Slick Rick turns 51 today, and what better way to celebrate his legacy than with a tribute that highlights his influence over the years. DJ Dirty Harry has done just that in the form of a mashup lyric video that features over 20 artists paying homage to Rick. We won't list off all the names, but some notables include Jay Z, the Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj.
"I've listened to Slick Rick since 'La Di Da Di' and for me, it's second nature to pick up his sample or references in artists tracks," Harry says. "Rick's music is timeless and putting this together was effortless." And Slick Rick is certainly feeling the love. "I am grateful and honored by the impact I have had on artists across the various generations and different genres of music," he says.
Slick Rick will be celebrating his birthday tomorrow (Jan. 15) at the Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn. Tickets can be purchased here. We're also offering up a chance to attend the event and meet Rick, go here to enter. Keep up with the rapper by visiting his official website and following his moves on Facebook.