Slick Rick, whose mellow voice and story-telling style featured on old-school rap classics such as "La Di Da Di" and "Children's Story," still calls New York home despite four years of efforts by the INS to deport him to his native England on the basis of his 1991 attempted-murder conviction. Though he's lived in the U.S. since age 11, he never obtained citizenship. The government makes its case on a 1996 law requiring the expulsion of foreign-born felons who spend more than five years in prison. A model prisoner, Rick served only three for the felony, but in a bizarre Homeland Security legal jumble that would give Kafka nightmares, immigration-related jail time carried him over that... More >>>
N.Y.C.'s his home, but Slick Rick might find himself back in England soon.