The group House of Pain came out with the song “Jump Around” in 1992. Whether you’re a rap/hip hop fan or not you couldn’t deny the infectiousness on display. To this day, I can’t help bobbing my head in tune, despite my inability to understand the majority of the lyrics.
I have a hard time taking Insane Clown Posse (and their whole “juggalo” lifestyle/mythos/concept/whatever) seriously, and their version of “Jump Around” is no exception. This may be the only time I’ve actually listened to them. And hopefully it shall be the last. (See the things I do for you guys?).
This is horrid. At least the original had bite and authenticity to it. ICP just seems like a wan, poorly executed parody, done by posers.
Speaking of horrid – let’s have Vanilla Ice take a stab at it. It’s kind of a thrash metal garbage plate full of unpleasant pointlessness.
And now we have Limp Bizkit’s contribution. Nothing really noteworthy happens during this. It was fairly inoffensive, pretty much lacking in artistic merit and full of meh.
Founding House of Pain member Everlast, performed a toned down acoustic version on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. His voice is older and more gravelly, and I really like that. He sings with the voice of a man who’s lived, and not a young teen full of braggadocio. It’s very considered and chill. And … I’m still bobbing my head to it.