Slick Rick ‘The Ruler’s Back’ 25th Anniversary

Release date: 2nd July 1991

Label: Def Jam / Columbia
Producers: Vance Wright, Slick Rick, Mr. Lee

Profile (courtesy of Wikipedia):

“The Ruler’s Back is the second studio album by British-American rapper Slick Rick, released July 2, 1991, on Def Jam Recordings. It features production from Vance Wright, Slick Rick and Mr. Lee. The album and its music videos were quickly recorded and filmed before Slick Rick was sentenced to a 5-year prison term.

Upon its release, The Ruler’s Back achieved notable chart success, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard 200, and number 18 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album features the hit single “I Shouldn’t Have Done It”, which peaked at number 2 on the Hot Rap Singles.”

Additional info:

- Large Professor’s remix of the single ‘It’s A Boy’ taken from the album appears on our Classic Material 1991 mixtape.

Listen: Youtube

Purchase: Discogs

Classic Material