The 12 Ways Slick Rick Has Influenced Hip Hop Today

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His British accent

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Accompanied by his story-telling ability, his rhymes were easy to understand and very classy because of his accent.

His Jamaican roots

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Even though many associated him with his overseas influence, Slick Rick’s Jamaican roots played a big part in his music.

His Jamaican roots

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He has repped hard for the country that is a big part of him and his identity.