By Sherlene Shanklin, The411 on WHAS11/ABC Louisville
Make sure you DVR Strahan and Sara on Wednesday, March 20th. Hip-hop pioneer Slick Rick will be on the show. You know that I’m always looking for a connection to the Bluegrass state and of course you know I found one! When you see Slick Rick performing I want to draw your attention to the man on the turntables. That’s Louisville native and Dwight “DJ Kaos” Chatman. He’s been Rick’s DJ for many years. Kaos has been all over the world with this legend of hip hop.
I have been in contact with ABC and they confirm the performance on the show. I asked, “is the artist releasing new music?” He’s actually celebrating the re-release of his debut album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick some 30 years later. The album was originally released on November 1, 1988. Still known today as one of the best rap albums by Source Magazine. In 2008, VH1 ranked the single “Children’s Story” a part of their 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
The album consisted of 12 songs, 49 minutes in length. You may remember some of the songs on this album. “Children’s Story”, “Teenage Love” and “Hey Young World”. The album was produced by some of the biggest names in hip hop. Jason Mizell better known as Jam Master Jay, Hank Shocklee, Ricky Walters and Rick Rubin.
So, tune in to see Slick Rick and DJ Kaos on Wednesday at 1:00 pm (EST) right here on WHAS11/ABC. I’ve attached the promotional photo ABC and Slick Rick is using to promote the appearance.
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NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 1: Special guest rappers Slick Rick (left) and Doug E. Fresh performs on the “Best of Both Worlds” tour, November 1, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The tour was originally a collaboration featuring Jay-Z and R. Kelly, but Kelly was removed from the tour after an incident on Friday, October 29, 2004. R. Kelly filed a 75 million USD lawsuit on November 2, 2004 against Jay-Z for breach of contract accusing his fellow recording artist of threatening behaviour and sabotaging the tour out of spite and jealousy. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Special Derby Report by Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Television/ABC, Louisville
We are just days away from the 142nd Run for the Roses and the sure bet tonight in entertainment is Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick. The hip-hop legends will be a part of the Kentucky Derby Festival waterfront Jam. The concert is scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m.
This is “The Show” you don’t want to miss with the original human beatbox. When Rick the Ruler takes the stage and the “Children’s Story” begins to the play the crowd will definitely sing along.
Ricky “Slick Rick” Martin Lloyd Walters just announced his “Victory Tour” after he became an American citizen. The English-born rapper took the oath during a ceremony in April after a . Once he announced his tour he says “I’m celebrating a new beginning”.
Rick’s official DJ is Louisville’s own Dwight “DJ Kaos” Chatman. It’s always good to see him on the stage with the hip-hop legends.
Did I mention the cost for the show? All you need is a 2016 Pegasus pins. You can purchase in retail outlets throughout for the city for only $5. If you purchase the pin at the gate it’s $7.
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