DAY 76 GRAMMY CHASE: PRETTY SLICK INDEED

Day 76, feeling like royalty. So, while I was just checking out one of the best rappers to ever touch a mic and tell or sell a story, I asked  myself, “Was Slick Rick ever nominated for a Grammy?” Well, the answer is yes, but it wasn’t for his debut classic The Adventures of Slick Rick. Keeping true to his name, it was actually pretty slick how Rick found himself nominated for a Grammy.

Slick Rick is credited as the Producer of the ever-popular hip hop crime-tale with the Keystone Cops inspired video, “A Children’s Story.” Slick Rick made it a hit in 1988, until 7 years later, enter Montel Jordan, with “This is How We Do It.”
Montel Jordan was nominated for a Grammy Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male, for the #1 spot, Billboard hit-song, and as a result of Montel sampling Slick Rick’s song, The Ruler was listed as a writer, therefore enabling him to mention himself as a “Grammy Nominated artist” for the rest of his life That was Pretty Slick, Rick! I REFUSE to post the Montel Jordan video as it was one of those hits from 15 years ago, that should remain a part of the 90’s instead of still getting regular rotation in 2010.

Unless someone knows otherwise of better, thats the theory I’m going with.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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