The 50 Most Influential Rappers of All Time

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43. Slick Rick

With his self-effacing humor, sexual bravado and, above all, his narrative genius, Slick Rick is widely acknowledged as hip hop's best storyteller. His classics "La Di Da Di," "Children's Story" and "Mona Lisa" have been sampled and interpolated by other MCs countless times over the years.

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