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    LonelyTylenol

    Biter. Ripping Queen/Bowie’s “Under Pressure” bassline for your piece of shit song. I hope Hell is especially hot just for you, Ice.

    unknown

    My new desktop background! That stare is intense.

    LT, lighten up. Your attitude is in line with that of RIAA and the major recording labels: sampling is only allowed if it profits us/suits our taste/etc. Remember Weird Al’s “Amish Paradise?” Coolio didn’t consider it “good enough.”

    ack

    My 2 cents… Vanilla Ice made bad music, however, the last time I turned on the radio I was aurally raped by many equally bad artists. Soulja Boy… Vanilla Ice… sounds like names from the same “retard name generator” to me. Vanilla Ice was definitely not alone in making bad music. One thing to note is this – he did get rich and fuck a lot of hot women by making his bad music. I would do much worse than making bad music to get the same pay and chicks. Cut the man some slack. Ripping off Queen / Bowie…… Read more »

    tiki god

    I’m nearly 100% certain that there were royalty payments made for that bassline, so there shouldn’t be any serious talk about ripping off or stealing.

    Kerry

    Word to your mutha.

    Cactus
    Anonymous

    My favorite Vanilla Ice story is Suge Knight hanging him off a balcony until he signed away whatever rights he had.

    RSIxidor

    I like that song he did with The Bloodhound Gang.

    Kaze

    Actually there were no royalty payments.

    Ice’s claim was that he didn’t steal the baseline, because the original goes:

    “bah-bah bum bah-bah banum”

    And his goes:
    “bah-bah bum bah-bah banum tsss”

    With the little drum snare at the end, making it different, so he piggybacked the idea without full on stealing it.

    One of the few things I’d learned from VH1

    JazzyJazzyJazzHands

    Mista Rob Van Winkle…

    Actually I kinda like “BOOM”, the song he did with the Bloodhound Gang, if only for the awesome lyrics

    …I’m not Quasimodo, but I still got a hunch
    And like the Jim Jones Gang I’ll take you out with one Punch…

    SouthernOracle

    He lives in my area of south Florida, and the local radio station hosts their annual Christmas party at his house, well, mansion, I guess. He performs, some local bands perform, many drunken shenanigans ensue.

    I have to admit, I think it’s pretty damn cool of anybody to open their house up to a few hundred strangers, but for a quasi-celebrity to do it, well, I do give him the tiniest bit of respect.

    jeffapotimus

    ack, when you talk about musical creativity in ‘the rap music’ you sound like my grandma.

    Listen to almost anything produced by Dan Nakamura (Automator). There are dozens, maybe hundreds of other examples.

    Now, most rap is crap, I’ll agree. But using samples in music doesn’t make it any less creative or musical. There’s plenty of music ‘made from scratch’ that is crap, too.

    ‘Mixed media’ art is a good analogue. Even if you’re just cutting and gluing, it can be done creatively, or it can suck.

    jeffapotimus

    and ‘Cool as Ice’ is one of the best movies ever made. Yep yep!

    munche

    And through all that no one’s noticed he looks like there’s a magic marker up his ass

    Kerry

    @Kaze,

    You are correct. I saw that VH1 thing too. He’s a douche.

    Phyreblade

    A magic marker? So that’s why his hair looked like that…

    LonelyTylenol

    Say what you will Tiki, but you’re wrong about it. Ice ripped the bassline straight from Queen/Bowie’s “Under Pressure”, added one A note in every other pause, and made millions. He also stole the idea for the main focus of the song from a national black fraternity without permission or credit to either Queen/Bowie or Alpha Pi Alpha. True, he is a terrible musician as well; this doesn’t merit mentioning, as just about every hip-hop artist to follow him were and are terrible musicians as well. What is worth mentioning is that the “Iceman” is a biter and a fraud.… Read more »

    Gilez

    I don’t care about his Queen music fiasco, i just want to know why he hasn’t been shot yet?

    Phyreblade

    Naw, man, only real gangsta’s get shot… Vanilla ice would be lucky to experience a drive-by ice cream cake to the face…

    el_metal

    it is crap but i’ve heard worst rapping on these days from people who can’t even talk. i hate the retarded nigger fad the music in the US is going through. i didn’t know that he raps on Boom, it’s fukken awesome.

    deleted_user

    Yeah, vanilla ice is the only singer to use someone else’s shit…what about cant touch this and super freak? Oh, that’s right…nobody cares about blacks.

    Phyreblade

    There are a gazillion musicians from every genre, who have rehashed, remixed, remade or otherwise butchered older songs. It’s called art. Sometimes it sucks, sometimes it’s great. I don’t understand why people are so quick to denigrate musicians to try to recycle old ideas in new ways. It happens all the time, and in more ways, and by more musicians than a lot of people seem to realize…

    deleted_user

    It’s called making things better. or what not.
    You can’t put something out there and expect nobody to use that or edit it in some way.

    suicydking

    Hey ack, have you ever listened to the Wu Tang Clan?
    Excellent lyrics, and some of their tracks are remixed as instrumentals. Most of the Clan has serious talent. Even if you don’t like some of them, there’s so many different styles being represented that you’re bound to enjoy some of it. I think you suffer from being exposed to too much pop music, and not enough urban poetry.

    Caio

    There’s only a few Wu-Tang hits I’ve liked, but damn do they have a good taste in movies: 36th Chamber and 8 Diagram Pole Fighter have got to be the two best action movies ever made.

    natedog

    “All right stop collaborate and listen Ice is back with my brand new invention Something grabs a hold of me tightly Flow like a harpoon daily and nightly Will it ever stop yo I don’t know Turn off the lights and I’ll glow To the extreme I rock a mic like a vandal Light up a stage and wax a chump like a candle Dance go rush to the speaker that booms I’m killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom Deadly when I play a dope melody Anything less than the best is a felony Love it or leave it… Read more »

    Phyreblade

    “Well now. You all seemed so brave before. What happened Eh?”

    Gets me every time…

    argentina

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