Slick Rick turns the big 5-0! And to celebrate, he hit the stage for his annual Brooklyn Bowl bash to party it up for his milestone birthday, which came complete with a performance set by Nas.
“La di da di, we like to party. We don't cause trouble, we don’t’ bother nobody”
Over the last weekend, Hip Hop legend Slick Rick celebrated his 50th birthday with a memorable concert performance during his annual Brooklyn Bowl bash in NYC. And to commemorate turning a half-century, Queensbridge rapper Nas joined Rick the Ruler on stage for an epic night of celebration.
Nas took it back with his extra-heavy gold chains, honoring his rap idol.
Surrounded by family and friends (including his wife Mandy Aragones-Walters), Slick Rick toasted it up with, what he calls, "Team Eye Patch" before Nas took the stage to salute the fresh & fly MC in front of a sold out crowd.
Highlighting the night, Rick was also honored with his very own day. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. proclaimed January 9th as “Slick Rick the Ruler Day” in the Bronx. He said, “Slick Rick blended his unique fashion sense with his patented verbal flow and storytelling style to take New York and the entire world by storm, helping to put The Bronx and all five boroughs on the musical map as hip-hop continued to explode onto the scene”.
And what's a party without a decked out tiered cake, fit for Hip Hop royalty. The Stillmatic rapper presented the birthday boy with his awesome cake and Slick seemed all too surprised.