Queen Reigns Supreme – Battle of the Beats

Vanilla Ice “Ice Ice Baby” (1990)

Queen “Under Pressure”


Vanilla Ice’s infamous song caused a lot of controversy in the hip-hop community (“Pop Goes the Weasel” anyone?) and the courtroom (never paying Queen for using the sample, he was forced to go into his wallet after the group sued him for royalties) but you can’t deny that the beat is hot and the song was a glorified hit. It was such a big smash, Suge Knight ended up visiting the rapper to get a piece.

  • Sha

    I find it very funny how emcees and hip-hop in general is ANTI-GAY. But CLEARLY with this group and several others, someone forgot to tell the homophobes about the singer’s sexual preference. Even the group’s name says it all.

    Personally…. I don’t think it matters. Good music is good music.

    But Kanye said it right. Having a wildly successful male Rapper who is outwardly gay is not happening any time soon..

    Let’s face it….. The public is warmer to lesbians than male homosexuals. After all…. There’s a reason Luther Vandross went to his death bed without revealing his true sexuality.
    That shit is poison to your music career if you’ve built your shit on the backs of ladies…. Can you imagine what would have happened if LL had said he was gay at the height of his success?

    I know I went off topic but who gives a shit?

  • gift

    @ SHA

    i FEEL WHERE YOU COMING FROM WITH THAT BRO. I BET ALOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW THAT THE LATE GREAT TEPPY PENDERGRASS WAS IN THE CLOSET TOO. I DAMN NEAR HAD A HEART ATTACK WHEN I HEARD THAT SHIT. I WAS CONCIEVED THANKS TO THAT MAN’S MUSIC. SMH. ANYWAY, GOOD MUSIC IS GOOD MUSIC. QUEEN HAD SOME SHIT THAT WAS EASY TO FLIP SAMPLE WISE.

  • http://quebishop.deviantart.com qp

    Queen is one of the best rock groups period and Freddie Mercury had an amazing voice. I had just bought their 3 cd greatest hits like 9 months ago and it stays in rotation.
    @Sha yeah that is kinda funny how things work out like that. In the end it shouldn’t matter because like gift said good music is good music. Even that song that Just Blaze flipped for T.I.’s “Live Your Life” was about gay pride but in the end he was able to make a fantastic beat with it.

  • Caino

    Give it a few years when your favourite rapper/ basketball player, football player actor retire etc, and see how many are gay!!

    I mean law of averages means there are loads out there but are too scared to stand up and be counted!

    Queen, are the shit, l wont hear a bad word against them!! (fat bottom girls, make the rockin world go round! YEAH)

  • gift

    my bady lol, I meant Teddy Pendergrass. Was kind of blowed when I typed that other comment

  • gift

    my bady lol, I meant Teddy Pendergrass. Was kind of blowed when I typed that other comment

  • Mr. 306

    Best Queen usage no question was Ca$his on Ms. Jenkins. What an underrated song.