Grammy nominated pioneer Slick Rick is one of the most iconic voices in hip hop and it’s no secret that the ever-changing genre still recognizes his influence. Everyone from Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Big Sean and Amy Winehouse has used his music quickly making Slick one of the most sampled rappers of all time.

He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about Victory, an 18-city tour to celebrate his U.S. Citizenship.

On being in prison for allegedly self-deporting himself:

“I was detained about a year and a half. I maintained one day at a time. You’ve got to know the rules — go unnoticed.”

On the rumors about the infamous patch:

“I lost my eye when I was 18 months old. It took a while to figure out what to do. Instead of getting contacts or cosmetic surgery I just slapped the patch over the eye.”

Click the link above to hear the entire interview and check out when he comes to your city below.

May 7 -Lounge 13 -Columbus, OH

May 10-The Waiting Room- Omaha, NE

May 11-Outland Ballroom -Springfield, MO

May 12-The Riot Room- Kansas City, MO

May 13 -NRG Arena -Houston, TX

May 15 -The Pageant -Saint Louis, MO

May 26-The Grog Shop -Cleveland, OH

May 27 -Muncheez -Beckley, WV

May 28 -Q Lounge- Roanoke, VA

May 29 -Ante Room -Charlottesville, VA

May 31-The Grey- Eagle Asheville, NC

Jun 4 -Majestic Events Center -Orlando, FL

Jun 11 -Thunder Valley Casino Resort- Lincoln, CA

Jun 30 -Constitution Hall -Washington, DC

Jul 9 -Wolf Creek Amphitheater- College Park, GA

Aug 6 -Old Towne Civic Center -Petersburg, VA

Aug 13 -Pier Six Pavillion -Baltimore, MD

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