• The biggest thing in British rap?

One of my job requirements is to follow as many different music scenes as possible, and the necessity to keep track of the goings-on in such disparate subcultures as dubstep, metal, pop, and the latest iteration of Pitchforkwave means I’m often so busy with these little corners of the music world that I miss enormous pop-cultural happenings.

Like for instance, until my buddy Michaelangelo Matos IM’d me a minute ago to point me at his writeup of Jedward’s remake of “Ice Ice Baby” for the Stranger, I had no idea there was such a thing as a Jedward or that it had a cover of “Ice Ice Baby” that’s massive in England. As in massive enough that politicians have I guess had to apologize to the public for having made slightly critical comments about Jedward? Because England’s priorities are weird?

“Ice Ice Baby” video (featuring the actual Vanilla Ice), along with some thoughts on same, after the jump: