Once upon a time not long ago, children’s books were bereft of real-life scenarios faced by black children. But now, Slick Rick’s classic song and cautionary tale “Children’s Story” is being turned into an actual children’s book.
The British-American rapper’s 1988 hit about a 17-year-old boy who gets caught up in a life of crime will become an 18-page book by Get On Down record label that uses the song’s lyrics as narration.
Buyers of the book will also receive the re-release of “The Great Adventures of Slick Rick” album that originally debuted 29 years ago, as well as a piece of art based on the “Children’s Story” video.
The book will be available for purchase on April 22, which is also National Record Store Day.
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