The Ballad Of Vanilla Ice

by Beauty And The Girl

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When Leah was 9 years old she wanted to be Vanilla Ice but her Mum wouldn't her get the Vanilla Ice haircut and shave three lines into her eyebrows. How the world could have turned out differently......

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The Ballad of Vanilla Ice

I want to tell you a story, about a time before Eminem
When another white rapper, went platinum

He wasn’t as controversial, yet he still managed to sell
Without the help of Dr. Dre, giving him beats that could slay
He borrowed a bad ass bass riff, from the whitest of white band stiff
He didn’t splice it, he just looped it, used it as a hook while his DJ revolved it

He was Ice Ice Baby too cold
He played that funky music white boy
He went rolling in his 5.0
And now I don’t know
Where are you Vanilla Ice?

This was a time when sampling, was a lot more like gambling
And the whitest of the white band stiff, they didn’t like it one bit
They decided to sue him, to musically demean him
Hauled his ass before a judge like a fat boy trying to steal your lunch
But they could not stop him, for his album went double platinum
His audience was so primed, for another record of his rhymes

He was Ice Ice Baby too cold
He played that funky music white boy
He went rolling in his 5.0
And now I don’t know
Where are you Vanilla Ice?

And then his 2nd album dropped, and dropped, and dropped and dropped
No I didn’t buy it either, so I guess I’m not blameless
For the fate that was delivered, to his rap-pop highness
I’m sure it was a classic, an evolution of the ice sound
Maybe the world wasn’t ready, maybe

He was Ice Ice Baby too cold
He played that funky music white boy
He went rolling in his 5.0
And now I don’t know
Where are you Vanilla Ice?
Where are you Vanilla Ice?

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released July 11, 2012
Leah - Vocals and Drums
Bryn - Noise

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Beauty And The Girl Canberra, Australia

Beauty And The Girl is a duo from the “mean” streets of Canberra. Brought together by the fact they were the only two people honest enough to admit to a love of both late 80’s pop rap (Vanilla Ice, Sir Mix A Lot, etc who also by the way wrote Don’t Cha for the Pussy Cat Dolls so in your face one hit wonder people) and the bombastic nature of Muse and My Chemical Romance. ... more

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