Slick Rick’s cautionary tale for children. He tells the story of two kids who decide to start robbing people. Moral of the story: don’t rob people. Contains two of the most well-known and sampled lines ever, Uncle will you tell us a bedtime story?, and once upon a time not long ago. Children’s Story" Track Info. Written By Slick Rick. Mastered by Howie Weinberg. Release Date April 4, 1989. La Di Da Di by Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew (Ft. Slick Rick).
Children's Story" is a song recorded by British-American hip hop artist Slick Rick. Taken as the second single from his album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, the song was a Top 5 hit on both the Hot R&B Singles and the Hot Rap Tracks charts. It is one of the most sampled rap songs of all time. The song interpolates the notes of the bassline from Bob James' song "Nautilus". Throughout the outro, it contains vocal samples from Lyn Collins and James Brown in their song "Think (About It)".
Richard "Slick Rick" Walters is a London-born rapper who got his start in Doug E. Fresh's Get Fresh Crew in the mid-'80s, most notably on the 1985 single "The Show" (backed with "La-Di-Da-Di"). The following year, Rick signed with Def Jam Records and began work on his solo debut, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. His ability to weave a compelling narrative into a rap song, a talent that earned him the reputation as the genre's greatest storyteller, is apparent on the album's second single, "Children's Story. It was also covered by Tricky for the 1996 album Nearly God, Black Star for the 1998 album Black Star, and Everlast for the 2000 album Eat At Whitey's. The music video features Rick reciting the bedtime story in front of the Alice in Wonderland sculpture in New York City's Central Park.
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Children's Story" has been covered by rapper Everlast on his album Eat at Whitey's, by MC duo Black Star on their 1998 album Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star, by Tricky on the album Nearly God with the rap performed by Martina Topley-Bird, and by Israeli rapper Sagol 59 on the album The Two Sides of Sagol 59. Rapper The Game recorded a similar song, "Compton Story". Slick Rick's style is commended by music critics. He is largely known for his story raps, such as "Children's Story" and "La Di Da Di".
Children's Story" is a single by London-born American rap artist Slick Rick, from his album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick. It is a tragic tale that can be interpreted as an implicit condemnation of violence and greed. It samples "Think (About It)" by Lyn Collins and "Nautilus" by Bob James. It features a single, almost four-minute-long verse without instrumental breaks or a refrain.
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Producer – Eric Sadler, Hank ShockleeWritten-By – E. Sadler*, H. Shocklee*, N. Johnson*
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