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November 5, 2003 | From staff and wire reports
Rapper Slick Rick, imprisoned in Florida for 17 months as the Immigration and Naturalization Service sought to deport him to his native England, apparently will be released soon, his representatives say. A ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Kimba M. Wood overturned the deportation decision regarding the singer, whose real name is Ricky Walters, and reinstated a 1995 waiver of the law that requires aliens who commit felonies in America to be sent home.
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November 5, 2003 | From staff and wire reports
Rapper Slick Rick, imprisoned in Florida for 17 months as the Immigration and Naturalization Service sought to deport him to his native England, apparently will be released soon, his representatives say. A ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Kimba M. Wood overturned the deportation decision regarding the singer, whose real name is Ricky Walters, and reinstated a 1995 waiver of the law that requires aliens who commit felonies in America to be sent home.
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December 28, 2006
Re "Living in Limbo, Keeping It Real," Dec. 21: Let's see, Ricky Walters is an alien convicted of shooting two people yet he merits a sympathetic article with the subtext of "leave the guy alone!" because our government has an indisputable reason to deport him? This kind of media indulgence resulted in the senseless murder of Richard Adan by a similarly favored criminal named Jack Henry Abbott, or don't you all remember? HASAN A. BENLER Poway
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February 16, 1996 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Symbols Aside: The musician who prefers to be known by an unpronounceable symbol returned to his given name of Prince Rogers Nelson when he married his back-up dancer, Mayte Jannell Garcia, in a 35-minute candlelit Valentine's Day ceremony Wednesday at a Minneapolis Methodist church. The artist formerly known as Prince had previously said he would wed Garcia in Paris, but French residency requirements apparently forced a change in plans.
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December 21, 2006 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
ALL Slick Rick wants for Christmas is to be home with his family in New York. And next Christmas. And the next. And the next. It's a modest wish for a rapper, especially one known as a key figure in the '80s rise of glitzy hip-hop -- he of the spangled eye patch and the colorful, character-driven tales of such hits as the controversial "Treat Her Like a Prostitute" and his playful 1985 "La-Di-Da-Di" pairing with Doug E. Fresh, all cited as influences by figures including Eminem and Chris Rock.
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May 23, 1999 | SOREN BAKER, Soren Baker writes about hip-hop for Calendar
When Slick Rick's fourth album, "The Art of Storytelling," hits record stores Tuesday, it will mark the triumphant return of rap's premier yarn-spinner. Since debuting with Doug E. Fresh on the classic plot-driven songs "The Show" and "La Di Da Di" in 1985, the London-born rapper has drawn a loyal audience with his distinctive British accent, extensive vocabulary and vivid imagery.
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September 5, 2004 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
There is little that boosts a hard-core rapper's credibility more than jail time. But influential rap veteran Slick Rick, whose 18-month detention by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and successful fight against deportation became a celebrated case in the rap world, is just trying to put that all behind him as he makes his new album.
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