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January 7th, 2009

The One CD You Don’t Need to Buy This Year

I was a bit baffled when I heard that the Fat Boys had headed back to the studio to re-record a couple of their most famous songs from the 80s, especially since one of them, “Human Beat Box,” was pretty much a showcase for beat box Buff Love, who died in 1995.

But the level of baffled-ness went off the scale when I looked at the other releases from the label the Fat Boys would be using. The one that knocked me off my chair:

Vanilla Ice is Back!

Not only has the world’s most disgraced pop rapper returned yet again, he, too has re-recorded his most popular track, “Ice Ice Baby” (in four different versions!). But the real kicker is this: he’s also covered other hip-hop songs.

Number one: hip-hop songs generally do not get covered.

Number two: when they do, it shouldn’t be by Vanilla Ice.

Who does he cover, you ask? Public Enemy, House of Pain, Sir Mix-A-Lot, EPMD, Special Ed (!), Bob Marley, Chubb Rock (!!), and Cypress Hill.

Mr. Ice: When you came out with the pseudo hardcore/hip-hop hybried album, I laughed but figured you were at least trying something new. When you were on The Surreal Life, you came off as a douche, but I attributed that to the editing process. But, with this latest project, I have just three letters: W. T. F?

Posted in Just Plain Odd, Pop Culture, Television, Movies, and Music

Rob January 7, 2009, 4:35 pm

Wow. I might have to at least listen, just out of morbid curiosity.

Robert January 10, 2009, 4:13 pm

I thought two Fat Boys were dead. Or was one just in jail?

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