We did a triple take when we first saw this announced: Slick Rick—the Slick Rick—is coming to Putnam Den on Friday. In case you have not been properly educated or were raised in a barnyard setting, Slick Rick is a hip-hop legend who came along in the late 1980s and turned the genre upside down with memorable, storytelling hits including “La Di Da Di,” “Children’s Story” and “Hey Young World.”
Even if you have somehow never heard his music, you’ve heard his music sampled by Beyonce, Mos Def, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Eminem and many others. And if you don’t know the greatest achievement of ex-Gov. David Paterson, Google his name and Slick Rick’s together.
The Capital Region’s own DJ Trumastr will open.
Slick Rick will perform Friday (Nov. 28) at 9 PM at Putnam Den (63A Putnam St., Saratoga Springs). Tickets are $25. This is an 18-and-up show, but you’ll pay a $5 surcharge if you’re under 21. For more info, call the club at 584-8066.