The great Sindoolah had a 3rd Base lyric as his Facebook status this afternoon, which led me to spin around the Ipod dial to The Cactus Album to rock a little Gas Face on the way home from the office.
-Instead, he wound up with an English major from Columbia University, Pete Nice (Peter J. Nash).
-Of course, 3rd routinely went after other rappers. MC Hammer being a favorite--from Gasface: "Whadda we think about Hammer? Hubablubbaba (obviously the sound of a particularly vicious gas face). On their 2nd album, Derelicts of Dialect, Vanilla Ice was the target of "Pop Goes the Weasel." Fun fact: Henry "Black Flag" Rollins played Ice in the video. Taking on Ice proved to be a good idea, it gave 3rd their only Top 40 hit.
For a while, it looked like 3rd would wind up on top of the Beasties, they seemed to be the media's favs, getting lots of appearances on MTV. But then "Check Your Head" dropped and...Well, we'll just let the Beastie's have their say:
I'm bad ass move your fat ass 'cause you're wack son, Dancin' around like you
think you're Janet Jackson. Thought you could walk on me to get some ground to
walk on. I'll pull the rug out under your ass as I talk on. I'll take you out like a
sniper on a roof, Like an MC at the Fever in the DJ booth, With your headphones
strapped you're rockin' rewind pause, Tryin' to figure out what you can do to go
for yours. But like the pencil to the paper I got more to come. One after another
you can all get some. So you better take your time and meditate on your
Any way, the guys run did not last long. And its pretty obvious they picked a fight with the wrong other white group. But do any of the Beastie Boys have something this fly?
That is a fly alarm clock.