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Slick Rick


At Capital Ballroom - Victoria

$45.00 - $55.00
+ applicable fees
19 + only


Event Info

Note: This show was originally scheduled for February 1, 2024. Previously purchased tickets will be valued and honoured for the new date. 

Doors: 8:00pm Show: 9:00pm

Promoter Presale: Dec 14 @ 10am PT
Public On Sale:
Dec 15 @ 10am PT

Born to Jamaican parents, the man named Ricky Walters emigrated from the posh side of London to The Bronx in 1976. After majoring in visual art at Fiorella H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art, he transferred his artistic tendencies to music. Alongside Doug E. Fresh, he cooked up “The Show” and “La Di Da Di.” The latter would be sampled, interpolated, and shouted out north of 800 times by 2020, spanning Snoop Dogg’s “Lodi Dodi” from 1993’s seminal Doggy Style through Jay Rock’s GRAMMY® Award-winning “King’s Dead” [feat. Future, Kendrick Lamar, & James Blake] from the chart-dominating Black Panther: The Album in 2018. Its long history includes nods by Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, The Notorious B.I.G., Pusha T, and many more.

He made history as “the third artist signed to Def Jam Recordings” and “the most successful British-American rapper, delivering an unimpeachable discography comprised of The Great Adventures of Slick Rick [1988], The Ruler’s Back [1991], Behind Bars [1994], and The Art of Storytelling [1999]. Not to mention, he teamed up with JAY-Z, Missy Elliott, OutKast, Jermaine Dupri, Mos Def, Common, and Aaliyah for blockbuster joint records. Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, J. Cole, and Big Sean have all referenced him in songs. VH-1 Hip Hop Honors celebrated him in 2008 and The Source ranked him in the Top 5 of its “Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. Time and time again, he lived up to the titles of “Hip-Hop’s Greatest Storyteller” and, of course, “The Ruler. Extending his presence, Rick’s growing filmography comprises ten movies and music videos such as “No Stylist” by French Montana and Drake.

Please note that Capital Ballroom is not wheelchair accessible at this time due to the presence of stairs leading into the venue. We understand the importance of providing an inclusive environment and we deeply regret any limitations the building may pose. If you have any specific accessibility concerns or require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us at and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

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