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.