Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Time To Get Manly 48: Slick Rick - The Adventures Of Slick Rick

I randomly ran across a list of what Esquire magazine claims are "The 75 Albums Every Man Should Own." In this series of posts, I'll explore these manly, manly sounds.

The only thing Esquire says about The Adventures of Slick Rick is, "This is how you tell a story." Which I suppose is true. If, for instance, that story is about the life of a misogynistic, violent piece of human garbage who runs his mouth at breakneck speed. But enough about Rush Limbaugh, let's talk about Slick Rick. What a character! The opening track "Treat Her Like A Prostitute," plays out like relationship advice from a hateful Ann Landers with an eye patch. The album closer, "Lick the Balls" is an immature rip off of LL Cool J's "Rock the Bells." Everything in the middle reinforces these enlightening bookends. Considering the subject matter, this record is manly. But in all the wrong ways. Guys, you can do better.

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