Slick Rick

Always Best Care & Walking Bear Productions Present

Slick Rick

Reef The Lost Cauze, Kuf Knotz, Boogieman Dela, DJ Gary O, Hosted by Lady B

Apr 5 2019 · Fri

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$30 Advance / $35 Day of Show / $55 Seated

Slick Rick ft DJ Kaos + The Slickettes (Tarrey Torae & Byrdie Styles)
Slick Rick ft DJ Kaos + The Slickettes (Tarrey Torae & Byrdie Styles)
Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, known to the world as Slick Rick and widely regarded as “hip-hop’s
greatest storyteller”, is a London-born, Grammy-nominated performer and the most successful
British-American rapper in music history.
The hip-hop veteran began his career in 1983, as a member of Doug E. Fresh’s Get Fresh Crew,
pioneering what is today celebrated as the “Golden Age of Hip- Hop”. With four albums to his
credit – the landmark The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1988), The Ruler’s Back (1991), Behind
Bars (1994) and The Art of Storytelling (1999 – Rick has collaborated with a range of musical
icons, from Jay-Z and Missy Elliot to Outkast, Jermaine Dupri, Mos Def, Common, R. Kelly
and Aaliyah. His music has been sampled and interpolated over 650 times, by such artists
as Eminem, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Beastie Boys, TLC, Nas, Miley Cyrus, Kanye West, Black Star,
The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg and Color Me Badd. In the process, he’s become the most
sampled (0ver 600 times) hip-hop artist ever. Many of the new songs became hit singles,
underscoring his timeless influence. 
In 2018, thirty years after his legacy-defining debut, two Kanye West-produced albums, West’s Ye
and Nas’ Nasir, splendidly spotlighted two “Great Adventures” samples. Beyond that, Rick made
cameo appearances in a pair of music videos, Black Eye Peas’ “Constant” and “No Stylist” by
French Montana and Drake, that pay homage to Rick’s lyrical and fashion flair. Ever the influence,
he has been referenced in over 60 songs from the early 1990’s to present day, by recording artists
such as Nicki Minaj, J Cole, Pitbull.  will.i.am . Amy Winehouse, Big Sean and Future. Slick Rick has
acted and cameo’d in more than 10 movies and videos. 
Music isn’t his only passion though; on top of being a uniquely gifted lyricist, Rick is an actor and
music producer known his fashion sense and for a growing list of business and philanthropic
endeavors. The artist is known for his infamous eye-patch and heavily adorned jewelry. This self-
expression through personal style has become his signature and has never been successfully
duplicated. In October 2018, Rick became the face of Pop-In@Nordstrom, an exclusive collection
celebrating the heritage, history and future of MCM. Shot by photographer Sue Kwon, the
campaign drew heavily on the performer’s penchant for wearing luxury brands like no one else.
Recognizing the need for positive influences, Rick has devoted his time to mentoring youth on the
dangers of violence. Additionally, he has partnered with various local and national organizations
to raise awareness and funds for the issues impacting underserved communities.
Reef The Lost Cauze
Reef The Lost Cauze
Reef the Lost Cauze is the pen name for Philadelphia's own Sharif Lacey. Reef has been a firmly planted staple in the underground hip hop scene since the late 90's. Living up to the definition of a true emcee, Reef has won more battles than a five star general in the freestyle circuits of New York, Philly, and anywhere in between. His unrelenting work ethic has graced the public with 5 LPs and countless mixtapes since 2001. Reef's hunger for the mic hasn't diminished after all these years as he can still be heard belting out well sculpted bars in your favorite venues across Philadelphia.
Kuf Knotz
Kuf Knotz
Kuf Knotz is one of todays fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts - Ms Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, THE ROOTS, The Wailers, Common, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, RED BARAAT, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, ZAC DEPUTY, Josh Ritter, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Soulive & RISING APPALCHIA to name a few.

The new album by Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based artist Kuf Knotz — pushes the boundaries of hip-hop. “My music’s always had a pretty broad spectrum as far as influences go,” he says. “It feels really natural to blend genres. I’ve always just felt that music is music.”

Inspired to take his own indie-progressive style to the next level, Kuf began work on a collection of upbeat, feel-good music. “I felt like it was important and it was needed in hip-hop,” Kuf says. Armed with his songs, he headed for Amsterdam. The change of scenery allowed him to focus on A Positive Light — his first album in more than three years — Kuf teamed with artists like Hanyo van Oosterom, who added live production (NL), Omar Ka, Ntjam Rosie & Tess Garthe' who added vocals & and Mark Gademan(NL), who mixed the entire album.

Kuf volunteers his time for WXPN’s Musicians On Call program, bringing live music to the bedsides of patients through weekly programs at six area hospitals.

In late 2012 Kuf Knotz relocated and now resides in NYC.
Hosted by Lady B
Hosted by Lady B
Philly radio personality for over 30 years
Venue Information:
The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Ave
Ardmore, PA, 19003
http://www.ardmoremusic.com