Robert Van Winkle, an american rapper better known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, wrote this hit in 1983 at the age of 16.
His songwriting process as was to go through old records that his brother had and rap over some of the classic rock songs in his collection. His brother had a copy of the song ‘Under Pressure’.
The song’s hook samples the bassline of the 1981 hit by Queen and David Bowie, who did not initially receive credit or royalties for the sample. A situation that was later rectified.
Here’s Vanilla Ice and “Ice Ice Baby”