Slick Rick Celebrates 'The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick' With A Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition

The Ruler returns.

The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick—the debut album from Slick Rick, the inimitable British-American MC and third signing to Def Jam Recordings, is widely regarded as one of hip-hop’s seminal masterpieces. Originally released on November 1, 1988, The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick celebrates its historic 30th anniversary this week.

To celebrate the milestone, Def Jam/Urban Legends/UMe will release a newly remastered and expanded 30th Anniversary Edition in a suite of digital and physical formats, including deluxe digital and CD packages on February 22, 2019, and deluxe and standard vinyl LP editions on April 26, 2019.

The package includes Rick’s first new original song since 1999, “Can't Dance To A Track That Ain't Got No Soul.” A previously unreleased track, “Snakes of the World Today,” written, recorded and produced by Slick Rick during sessions for the album, is available now for streaming and download purchase.

Additionally, the package will include four previously unreleased demo recordings for songs on the album, recorded in 1984 in Rick’s home studio: “Children’s Story,” “Hey Young World,” “Teenage Love,” and “Mona Lisa.”

Slick Rick also debuts two limited-edition ‘Great Adventures’ t-shirts, available exclusively from and Rick’s own online store:

Stream his new track "Snakes of the World Today" and pre-order the deluxe and standard vinyl LP editions now.

Stream The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick now.