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The Art of Storytelling (Edited Version)


Download links and information about The Art of Storytelling (Edited Version) by Rick Mitra. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 24 tracks with total duration of 01:13:19 minutes.

Artist: Rick Mitra
Release date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 24
Duration: 01:13:19
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No. Title Length
1. Jail - Skit 1:19
2. Kill N****z 2:49
3. Street Talkin' 3:43
4. Me & Nas Bring It to Your Hardest 2:36
5. I Own America, Pt. 1 3:09
6. Bugsy Radio - Skit 0:20
7. Who Rotten 'Em 3:27
8. 2 Way Street 3:32
9. King Piece In the Chess Game 3:19
10. Trapped In Me 3:41
11. Impress the Kid 3:35
12. Q-Tip & Peter Gunz - Skit 0:35
13. I Run This 4:05
14. Frozen 3:29
15. Why, Why, Why 3:22
16. Adults Only 4:17
17. Memories 4:06
18. Unify (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kid Capri) 3:58
19. Bugsy Radio - Skit 0:17
20. I Own America, Pt. 2 3:16
21. CEO - Outro 0:04
22. We Turn It On (Bonus Track) 3:38
23. La-Di-Da-Di (Live) [Bonus Track] 4:36
24. The Show (Live) [Bonus Track] 6:06



If there's one thing Slick Rick has mastered, it is The Art of Storytelling. Ever since his debut, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, he has been known for his literate, winding narratives, but his career was marred by legal troubles that kept him in prison for much of the '90s. Consequently, The Art of Storytelling is only his fourth album, but it's the first to rank as a worthy sequel to his classic debut. The Ruler's Back came close to capturing the feel of The Great Adventures, but The Art has a continually stunning set of stories and tales, and the presence of guest artists — even rappers as talented as Outkast, Nas, Raekwon and Snoop Dogg — only emphasizes what a singular talent Rick is. The smooth production may be a little bit mired in contemporary rap cliches, but it's all enjoyable. Besides, Rick is about the lyrics, not the music, and he has written a stellar set of songs here, songs that are continually surprising and thought-provoking. It's a masterful set from one of the true lyrical masters of hip-hop. [The Art of Storytelling was also released in a "clean" version, which contained no profanities, since they were all electronically removed.]