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Slick Rick: "You learn from prison time – what doesn't kill you makes you stronger"

Paul Lester, Guardian, The, 24 November 2016

His morality tales of ghetto life made the Anglo-American rapper famous – and chillingly predicted his imprisonment for attempted murder. Now, 13 years since he was last released, Slick Rick reflects on his legacy.

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