Slick Rick ‎– The Ruler's Back

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King 6:06
I Shouldn't Have Done It 4:05
Bond 2:51
Moses 4:03
Tonto 3:18
Mistakes Of A Woman In Love With Other Men 4:07
Venus 3:43
Ship 3:04
It's A Boy 3:31
Top Cat 3:24
Runaway 3:58
Slick Rick - The Ruler 6:06

Versions (14)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
C 47372 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(LP, Album) Def Jam Recordings C 47372 US 1991 Sell This Version
SRCS 5584 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Sony Records SRCS 5584 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
468585 2 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings 468585 2 US 1991 Sell This Version
314 523 480-2 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 480-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
CK 47372 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CK 47372 US 1991 Sell This Version
CK 48600 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album, Cle) Def Jam Recordings CK 48600 US 1991 Sell This Version
CK 47372 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album, Lon) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CK 47372 US 1991 Sell This Version
CT 47372 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings CT 47372 US 1991 Sell This Version
CT 48600 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CT 48600 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
314 523 480-4 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(Cass, Album) Def Jam Recordings 314 523 480-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
CT 48600 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(Cass, Album, Cle) Def Jam Recordings CT 48600 US 1991 Sell This Version
CT 48600 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(Cass, Album, Promo) Def Jam Recordings, Columbia CT 48600 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
C-47372 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(2xLP, RE, Unofficial) Def Jam Recordings (2) C-47372 US 2008 Sell This Version
523 480-2 Slick Rick The Ruler's Back(CD, Album) Def Jam Recordings 523 480-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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dmp

dmp

December 27, 2015
referencing The Ruler's Back, LP, Album, C 47372

"Venus" contains the beats of "Melvin Bliss - Synthetic Substitution" (1973).
restless

restless

October 24, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing The Ruler's Back, CD, Album, 314 523 480-2
Honestly I don't know much about this album or Slick Rick himself but then who cares as this record features "Run Away", one of the most impossibly cool songs of modern times.
It's quite simple : I don't understand a single line, which are barely rapped by a very loose Mr Rick anyway, but even so you get this fabulous feeling of unmatchable coolness reeking from every beat and rhyme of this mellow monument, like going through that moment of thrill and excitment of crossing the cool kids at school when you're a newbie and you feel you'll never ever be as slick, only it's twenty years later and you left school long ago... Let's not mention this totally hypnotic, smoky, casually dubbed-out and leftfield beats, hazy choirs and musical background...somewhere between a very blunted De La Soul and a dubbed-out deviant version of Bill Withers' "Lovely Day".
The fact that this was never released as a single (therefore no extended, instrumental, or even dub version, and no worldwide hit for Mr Rick) is a crime. Slick Rick indeed!!
inventoryglorious

inventoryglorious

March 20, 2011
referencing The Ruler's Back, LP, Album, C 47372
One of the most slept-on records in rap history. The flow and lyrical concepts here require a hard-fought buhloone mindstate that takes years to build.