Richard Martin Lloyd Walters, better known as Slick Rick, is a British-American rapper and record producer. Slick Rick rose to prominence with Doug E. Fresh& the Get Fresh Crew in the mid-1980s. Their songs "The Show" and "La Di Da Di" are considered early hip hop classics. "La Di Da Di" is one of the most sampled songs in history. In 1986, Slick Rick became the third artist signed to Def Jam Records.