all rappers grow up...except one?
what a pity, Mr. Ice, i'm afraid we've lost all our fame...
In highly-improbable celebrity news, Chatham's Central Theatre has announced that its Xmas panto this year will feature Vanilla Ice as Captain Hook. In what promises to be a real theatrical treat for residents of the City Of Medway Medway Towns, on the north coast of Kent, the 43-year-old Texan rapper is set to strut his stuff …
Under Pressure, well the original anyway, is dum dum dum duh duh doo doo, dum dum dum duh duh doo doo.
Ice Ice Baby is dum dum dum duh duh doo doo, da dum dum dum duh duh doo doo.
There's a whole extra da in the middle there and that is why he tried to claim it was original.
I still remember the first time I heard it, while building a radio from bits whilst doing electronics at college, and in amongst the crackles, hisses and whistles I heard something I thought I recognised, then the (c)rap came along and I thought noooooooooooooooooo.
Of course the Keane version of Under Pressure on the Radio 1 40th anniversary album has the extra da in there, and the least said about Jedward the better really.
As an ex Medway resident I can confirm it's as shit as it sounds, though being a 50 minute commute from London it was handy till I moved to the big smoke.
However, this is not the first story I've heard of this. Was in Bournemouth last year on a stag do as, as you do, ended up in Spearmint, didn't fancy getting ripped off so sat chat talking to one of the girls who wasn't "up for working that night". She explained that was doing this till she goes to Uni in London in September, I said oh I'm from London where are you living "well it's just outside central London" "oh right where about?" "oh you probably won't know it" "ah try me" "It somewhere called Gravesend"
For those that don't know, Gravesend is about 10 minutes closer to London then Chatham. I explained that I knew where Gravesend was as I was from near there and she had been telling her friends a few porkies to which her response was "Yeah, but it sounds better though doesn't it" fair play, I mean saying "Hey girls, I'm leaving my stripping job to go live in a shit hole called GRAVESend which is an hour from London" wouldn't sound too great.
I would point out that some (sort of but not majorly) famous people have played at the grand venue of Tap 'n' Tin in Chatham, think it was Pete Doherty after he left prison if I remember correct. Harry Hill also seams to "big up medway" occasionally on TV Burp
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