Behind Bars

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Behind Bars
Studio album by Slick Rick
Released November 22, 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre Hip hop
Length 40:14
Label Def Jam/PolyGram Records
523 847
Producer Slick Rick, Prince Paul, Easy Mo Bee, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Vance Wright
Slick Rick chronology
The Ruler's Back
Behind Bars
The Art of Storytelling
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (choice cut) link
Entertainment Weekly (B) link
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars link
The Source 3/5 stars link
USA Today 3/4 stars link
Vibe favorable link

Behind Bars is the third studio album by British-American rapper Slick Rick, released November 22, 1994, on Def Jam Recordings. The album features production from Vance Wright, Pete Rock, Prince Paul, Large Professor, Easy Mo Bee and Warren G, as well as guest appearances by Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, and Warren G.

Upon its release, Behind Bars achieved moderate chart success, peaking at number 51 on the Billboard 200, and number 11 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album spawned two singles, "Behind Bars" and "Sittin' in My Car," which made it to number 12 and number 11 on the Hot Rap Singles, respectively.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Behind Bars"   Prince Paul 3:25
2. "All Alone (No One to Be with)"   Vance Wright 4:05
3. "Sittin' in My Car" (feat. Doug E. Fresh) Doug E. Fresh, Vance Wright (co.) 3:47
4. "A Love That's True, pt. 1"   Slick Rick 3:55
5. "Cuz It's Wrong"   Easy Mo Bee 3:23
6. "Let's All Get Down" (feat. Nice & Smooth) Greg Nice 3:41
7. "I'm Captive"   Pete Rock 4:11
8. "Get a Job"   Pete Rock 4:03
9. "A Love That's True, pt. 2"   Slick Rick 2:20
10. "It's a Boy (Remix)"   Large Professor 4:01
11. "Behind Bars (Dum Ditty Dum Mix)" (feat. Warren G) Warren G 3:22



  • Slick Rick - performer, producer
  • Warren G - performer, producer, remixing
  • Nice & Smooth - performer, producer
  • Doug E. Fresh - performer
  • Vance Wright - producer
  • Prince Paul - producer
  • Pete Rock - producer, remixing
  • Large Professor - producer, remixing
  • Easy Mo Bee - producer
  • Al "Purple" Hayes - bass
  • Joe Quinde - engineer, mixing, mixing engineer
  • Yianni Papadopoulos - engineer, mixing
  • Darroll Gustamachio - engineer
  • Doug Wilson - engineer
  • Mike Glowik - assistant engineer, mixing assistant
  • Leroy Southwell - assistant engineer
  • Rich July - remixing, mixing, mixing engineer
  • Djinji Brown - remixing, mixing engineer
  • Greg Geitzenauer - remixing, mixing engineer
  • Epitome of Scratch - remixing


Chart Position
Billboard 200[1] 51
Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[1] 11


  1. ^ a b Behind Bars Chart Positions. Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-09-11

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