Slick Rick and Wendy Day
Two friends dedicated to helping a new generation of artists and performers. Wendy wrote the book, How To Get A Record Deal, and Rick offered to lend his voice to the audio book version.
Slick Rick is a legend in the music industry and his voice is iconic. "Not only is he a hero of mine, but he's a hero to many! Rick came into the music industry in the 1980s when there was no path, so he created the path," says Wendy Day. Who better to voice this book?
“When Rick entered the music industry in the late ‘80s there was no path, so he created one,” said Day. “He’s still standing strong, and has always been a supporter of my work. His career typifies what I write about in the book: standing out, overcoming setbacks, and becoming a world-class performer.”
Rick adds, “I’m hard-pressed to express how honored I am to have completed this audiobook with my dear friend, Wendy. She’s one of the few people I’ve trusted in my career, always giving it to me straight, raw and honest, with a generous dose of compassion.”
Day’s focus in the book is educating rappers, singers, producers and musicians about how to build a career in the music business beyond signing a recording contract (or without the benefit of a label deal in the first place). Slick Rick’s trademark British accent delivers no-holds-barred facts and fundamentals Day collected through the years as an advocate for some of the biggest urban and pop stars. He conveys her cutting-edge counsel musicians and managers navigating a dodgy and volatile industry need to heed.