From '86-'88, Def Jam had me on the shelf and wouldn't release any of my music. I went to @kooldjredalert's house in Harlem with #TheRulersBack cassette and asked him to play it on his show. That same evening he spinned it on 98.7 Kiss and the rest was history. The song had the streets on fire and Def Jam quickly had a release date for #TheGreatAdventuresOfSlickRick.
It woz DJ Red Alert wot won it for MC Ricky D.