Over a decade before Outkast was encouraging cats to Get Up and Get more than temporary weed highs, Ricky D played a similar tune of calling out some of the ill circumstances of the young generation and giving them the needed encouragement to do better. Slick's voice and delivery over this jazzy track was incredible, but the video looked cheap, like many during the 80s. Despite the low video quality and old looking youth, however, the concept in of "The Ruler" shinning a flashlight on the violators, who are shown in a dark blue haze, married well with the concept of the song. This joint was during a period when Hip Hop was really voicing reality. We need more "Hey Young World" messaging...*Classic*

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