Kent gritters become unlikely rap stars with 'Ice Ice Baby' parody

12 November 2019, 20:16 | Updated: 12 November 2019, 22:12

By Kate Buck

Three Kent road gritters have become unlikely rap stars after releasing their own version of Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby".

The group, aptly named "Da Gritting Crew", changed the lyrics to the iconic 90s tune to start with: "Stop, buckle up and listen".

The crew, named MC Archie, MC Vapour and Master Gary Gee, then embark on an impressive dance routine for the enjoyment of their fans.

One of the men even starts doing a very impressive worm on what must have been a very chilly floor.

The video, filmed at the Highways Depot in Sandwich, Kent, also includes the gritting machines themselves, with one called #IceIceBaby.

Kent gritters
Introducing Da Gritting Crew - made up of MC Archie, MC Vapour and Master Gary Gee. Picture: Kent Council
The classic 90s tune has been adapted with hilarious results
The classic 90s tune has been adapted with hilarious results. Picture: Kent Council

The clip was shared to Facebook saying: "The guys are back! Stay safe this Kent Winter and please share our Gritting Kent page for others to keep up to date with weather reports and gritting updates."

The other gritters in Da Gritting Crew's team were named by local school children.

They went with the monikers; Little Gritz, Gritty Rascal, Han Snowlo and Here We Snow.

A very impressive worm
A very impressive worm. Picture: Kent Council
One of the gritters is even called #IceIceBaby
One of the gritters is even called #IceIceBaby. Picture: Kent Council

If you love the video and fancy having a sing-a-long, then the full amended lyrics are below.

"Ice ice baby

Alright stop, buckle up and listen

Ice is back and we're off on our mission

Gritting all the stuff hard and whitey

Keeping Kent's roads clear both day and nightly

Will it ever stop, yo I don't know

Turn on the lights, let's go

Out, till the snows just a memory

Clearing the way till the road's how it should be

Ice ice baby

We're gritting Kent, Kent baby

Ice ice baby

We're gritting Kent, Kent baby"

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