The Top 10 Rip-Offs In Music History

by (@unclegrambo)

Did Vanilla Ice Rip-Off Queen + David Bowie?

1. The Accused: Vanilla Ice, “Ice Ice Baby”

The Original: Queen & David Bowie, “Under Pressure”

The Case: When is a sample not a sample? When the artist (in this case, Vanilla Ice) claims that the sample has been tweaked just so so that it’s no longer considered a sample. Hilariously, Vanilla Ice initially claimed that this song was an original composition, but ultimately recanted that statement and gave co-songwriting credits to the parties responsible for one of the most recognizable basslines in all of music.

[All Photos: Getty Images]

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