Gabriel’s audible artifact

The song Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice is a composition beat he stole from Queen’s under pressure. Vanilla Ice took credit for using the same beat as his own not even asking Queen for permission but also being lazy and uninspired just like Bob Dylan. I relate this scenario to the reading of Bob Dylan we discussed in class because it’s an accurate situation since Bob Dylan was also known for stealing many songs from James Damiano and many other artists out there. Bob Dylan created songs of his own, one of them is “Go ‘way from my window Leave at your own chosen speed. “It Ain’t Me Babe” (1964). This song is a perfect example of how Bob Dylan took credit from this song. “Go away from my window, go away from my door.”—John Jacob Niles, “Go ‘Way from My Window” (1958). Vanilla Ice is the type of artist who takes the easy way out from his career putting in little effort and focusing more on making money off rip-offs rather than making people happy. Instead of creating an original composition he only stole someone else’s work and put lyrics of his own on it, thus claiming it to be his own song. Seeing Bob Dylan’s behavior carried over to Vanilla Ice like a contagious disease. Just because one person copies a song doesn’t mean you should too! Just like Bob Dylan’s case Vanilla Ice should not receive any sort of Nobel prize because of his plagiarism. Vanilla Ice is the kind of person who doesn’t deserve respect, recognition, or fame for his actions. Taking time to listen to the two songs back to back will give you a clear idea that they’re literally the same.

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