Last night’s Brooklyn Nets’ overtime victory against the New York Knicks almost swept an earlier occurrence in the night under the rug. Luckily, it’s 2012 and basketball fans keep their cellular devices handy for moments like this. It all began with an halftime performance from legendary MC Slick Rick, meant to commemorate the battle of the boroughs. Unfortunately, things didn’t go so smooth.
According to leaked fan footage, Rick the Ruler performed two classic jams in “Hey Young World” and “Mona Lisa,” but seemed to be off kilter for unknown reasons. The fan can even be heard saying, “I think Slick Rick is drunk! Slick Rick is high! He’s high!” While we can neither confirm or deny those claims, let’s say that the performance wasn’t Rick’s best. Fans agreed, and expressed their dismay with a wave of boos. We’re thinking MC Ricky D either skipped out on soundcheck or the monitors weren’t working because his rhymes often weren’t in sync with the music.
Nevertheless, the performance was so bad that New York Daily News Knicks beat writer Frank Isola felt inclined to question Rick the Ruler’s status as a Hip-Hop legend via Twitter.
“The Nets are claiming that halftime performer Slick Rick is a ‘Hip Hop legend.’ On what planet, exactly?”
Please refrain from getting your panties in a bunch. Hip-Hop enthusiast have spent the entire night informing Isola that he’s bat sh-t crazy. Isola’s post-tweet ether almost made Slick Rick’s dismal performance well worth the agony of watching.
See the footage for yourself below, as well as Isola’s initial tweet and the subsequent replies on the following page.
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