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The 77 Best Rock Samples in Rap History

77. Vanilla Ice "Ice Ice Baby" (1990)

Sample: Queen “Under Pressure” (1981)
Album: To the Extreme
Producer: Vanilla Ice
Label: SBK Records

Vanilla Ice has been a symbol for all that's wack and corny in hip-hop for some two decades now, but can we at least admit now that the sample of Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure" on "Ice Ice Baby" was kinda dope? Even if ol' Vanilla, who had used the sample without authotization, infamously played himself by claiming to MTV that the basslines in the two songs were "not the same" 'cause "Ice Ice Baby" went "ding ding ding dingy ding ding-tick-da-ding-ding-diggy-ding-ding" while "Under Pressure" was all "ding ding ding dingy ding ding ding ding ding dingy ding ding." Riiiiiiiiiight.



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