Vanilla Ice vs 8 Mile

12 Oct

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I am a massive 8 Mile fan. The final three rap battles are the most intense, mind blowing, passionate thing I’ve ever heard. Or are they?

I’ve been having a wee debate in my head, and I’ve not been able to reach a conclusion. Do the final 3 battles have more passion and exhiliriation than the legendary “Ice, Ice Baby” by Vanilla Ice? I’m not sure.

I’m listening to Vanilla Ice at the moment, and man ALIVE. Words cannot express the pure ecstacy that runs through my veins everytime I hear this song. Just..ooft! 8 Mile takes you through a story, leads you up to this big crescendo, pumping your adrenaline more and more with every line, and then hitting you with the big fuck off moment, where everything just erupts into a big massive explosion of emotion and excellence.

But Vanilla? Vanilla takes it from the start. As soon as that bass begins, and you hear that dirty voice. Wooft! Just come alive eh! The whole song is just a consistent orgasm really. And the lyrics?! What excellent lyrics! With every verse, the lyrics improve. So many great lines. My personal favourites:

Turn off the lights, and I’ll glow. (I have this tattooed)
Anything less than the best is a felony. (I’m getting this tattooed)
Did I stop? Nah, I just drove by.
If my rhymes were a drug, I’d sell them by the gram.

God, the whole song is just a poetic dream. Better than any Shakespeare sonnet, or any Gary Barlow song. Vanilla Ice is a lyrical poet. There’s just something about “Ice Ice Baby” that sends me into a frenzy. That passion, those lyrics, the ego.

Man, I can’t choose between the two. They are too different. 8 Mile is all about the raw emotion of the underdog triumphing against the “Leaders of the Free World rookies”, and being all “What you got now bitch?!”. Vanilla Ice…well, Vanilla Ice is just mind blowingly amazing.


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