Released in July 1990 by Robert Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, the song was originally a very unsuccessful B-side track. It was eventually picked up by a DJ and gained popularity, becoming a smash hit. In fact, it was the first hip hop single to ever top the Billboard charts.
The tune has also been the subject of controversy. Shortly after its release, claims that Vanilla Ice had sampled the baseline from Queen and David Bowie surfaced. Though Vanilla Ice originally denied it, he later added Queen and Bowie to the list of songwriters.
Now imagine walking in to the kitchen to see Grandma getting down to it while cooking…
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