Pete Nice of 3rd Bass, “Pop Goes The Weasel” – Baseball Memorabilia Collector
3rd Bass was one of the first truly interracial hip-hop groups, featuring a black DJ fronted by two white rappers, MC Serch and Pete Nice. They didn’t shy from controversy, delivering brutal barbs against the rap game’s most commercially successful figures.
Their 1991 hit “Pop Goes The Weasel” was a diss track pointed at Vanilla Ice that went gold, but the group couldn’t ever recapture its success. While Serch still makes music, Pete Nice (under his real name, Pete Nash) has become one of the most respected names in baseball memorabilia collecting. He moved to Cooperstown and opened a baseball-themed wax museum and other business ventures, and now owns McGreevy’s Sports Bar in Boston.