New York Daily News beat writer Frank Isola sent a few shots toward rap icon Slick Rick last night (November 26) after the Brooklyn Nets beat the New York Knicks in overtime 96-89.
The Knicks beat writer dismantled Rick with a slew of disses following his halftime performance at the Barclays Center and even said Rick Ross holds more value.
"The Nets are claiming that halftime performer Slick Rick is a "Hip Hop legend." On what planet, exactly?," Isola tweeted Monday night.
"At least when the Nets played at the Meadowlands, Joe Piscopo was in on the joke. Slick Rick actually thinks he's entertaining."
"What does one go about becoming a "hip hop legend." If Slick Rick can do it there is hope for all of us."
"I heard that to torture prisoners at Guantanamo, the U.S. State Department played Slick Rick's Greatest Hits over and over."
"I know of one hip hop legend named Rick. And that would be my guy Rick Ross. You may refer to him as Mr. Ross." (Frank Isola's Twitter)
To make matters worse, Slick Rick caught heat from both Nets and Knicks fans Monday night over his halftime performance.
The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets finally got around to playing that game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn that was canceled in the wake of hurricane Sandy. For halftime entertainment the Nets brought in Slick Rick to delight the masses. It apparently did not go so well for Mr. Rick--Slick Rick is actually trending on Twitter because it was apparently so bad. (Dead Spin)
Following last night's victory, Nets minority owner Jay-Z used the opportunity to taunt Knicks fans.
Jay-Z's 99 problems apparently don't include the Knicks. At least not anymore. "The city is under new management," the rap mogul tweeted after Monday's 96-89 overtime victory over the Knicks. The Nets are now 3-0 with the minority owner in attendance. He watched courtside next to his superstar wife, Beyonce. Richard Gere and Michael Strahan were also at the Barclays Center. (New York Daily News)
Earlier this year, rap veteran Nas called Slick Rick one of hip-hop's best storytellers.
"Hip-hop music was educating America, and Rakim adding seven-times-seven-times-three was such a big deal. It showed you how his mind worked. It showed you the intelligent side. That appealed to me. With Kool G. Rap, his wordplay was the most incredible thing I'd ever heard in my life. Slick Rick was Dr. Seuss meets Sherlock Holmes meets the Bronx." (Complex)