Children's Story

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"Children's Story"
Single by Slick Rick
from the album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick
Released April 3, 1989
Format CD
Genre Golden age hip hop, East Coast hip hop, comedy rap
Length 4:02
Label Def Jam, Columbia
Writer(s) Slick Rick
Producer(s) Slick Rick
Slick Rick singles chronology
"Teenage Love"
(1988)
"Children's Story"
(1989)
"Hey Young World"
(1989)

"Children's Story" is a song recorded by hip hop artist Slick Rick. Taken as the second single from his album The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, the song was a Top 5 hit on both the Hot R&B Singles and the Hot Rap Tracks charts.

Samples Used In Production[edit]

The song reinterprets the notes of the bassline from Bob James's famous song "Nautilus". (Nautilus is the tenth-most-sampled track, in hip hop, of all time, to date.)[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

About.com listed it at 44 on their list of the top 100 rap songs,[1] and is ranked #61 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.[2]

Covers[edit]

The song has been covered by:

In 2004, "Children's Story" appeared in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on classic hip hop radio station Playback FM. The song was also featured on the True Crime: New York City soundtrack and Tony Hawk's Proving Ground.

Montell Jordan samples this song in "This Is How We Do It", as does Ol' Dirty Bastard in "Got Your Money".

The lyrics "Knock 'em out the box" were also used in Star Wars Gangsta Rap.

The Black Eyed Peas sampled this song in their song Light Up The Night from their 2010 album The Beginning.

The song was also played in the films Notorious & "The Sitter".

The lyrics "I need bullets, hurry up run!" are also used by Eminem in the track "Bad Guys Always Die" featuring Dr. Dre from the Wild Wild West (soundtrack).

The lyrics "Now this ain't funny so don't you dare laugh" are used in the chorus of "Shit Can Happen" by D12 on the album Devil's Night (album).

Children's Story (1988) was sampled in[edit]

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