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Vanilla Ice

Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper. Born in South Dallas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Van Winkle released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 through Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, a record label of the EMI Group which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme. Van Winkle's single "Ice Ice Baby" was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Although Van Winkle was successful, he later regretted his business arrangements with SBK, which had paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance to appeal to a mass audience and published fabricated biographical information without his knowledge. After surviving a suicide attempt, Van Winkle was inspired to change his musical style and lifestyle. While later albums by Van Winkle haven't charted or featured much radio airplay because of their less mainstream, rock-oriented sound, Vanilla Ice has had a loyal underground following. In 2009, Van Winkle began hosting The Vanilla Ice Project on DIY Network. His latest album WTF – Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus was released in August 2011. Van

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Vanilla Ice -- Dodges Felony with Hardcore Housework

Vanilla Ice
Dodges Felony With Hardcore Housework

Vanilla Ice won't face any jail time for stealing from an abandoned house because he put in a ton of time building new houses, and more importantly ... he listened to the judge.  Ice's… READ MORE >

Vanilla Ice -- The White Zone Is NOT for Chatting About Adam Sandler (VIDEO)

Vanilla Ice
The White Zone Is NOT for ... Chatting About Sandler

Vanilla Ice's admiration for Adam Sandler runs deep ... so deep it might have cost his driver a ticket. We talked to Ice about his new role in the Sandler flick, "The Ridiculous 6" ... only… READ MORE >

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Vanilla Ice's Co-Star Bucked From Horse During Polo Lesson (Video)

Vanilla Ice
Co-Star Bucked From Horse During Polo Lesson (Video)

There was a problem. Ice did not solve it ... instead the rapper watched helplessly as his friend was bucked off a horse at a polo practice ... and TMZ Sports has the video.  Ice was… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Cool Down, Native Americans ... Adam Sandler's Not Trying to Be Kevin Costner

Vanilla Ice
Cool Down, Native Americans ... Sandler's No Kevin Costner

Here comes the cavalry ... lead by Vanilla Ice, who's defending Adam Sandler against the Native American actors who quit his movie -- even though Ice says he's part Choctaw. Vanilla Ice co-stars… READ MORE >

- 288 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Theft Conviction Dismissed As Long As He Stays Cool

Vanilla Ice
Theft Conviction Dismissed As Long As He Stays Cool

Vanilla Ice won't serve any jail time for stealing a pool heater and other stuff from a Florida home  ... but there are strings attached. Ice's lawyers, Bradford Cohen and Joe LoRusso, worked… READ MORE >

- 312 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- He Can Now Buy the House He Allegedly Looted ... Legally

Vanilla Ice
He Can Now Buy the House He Allegedly Looted ... Legally

Vanilla Ice can try to unscramble the proverbial egg by buying the house he allegedly burglarized, because it's on the market. You'll recall ... Ice was arrested for felony grand… READ MORE >

- 316 days ago
Vanilla Ice Burglary Arrest -- I Lied To Cops, But ... I Thought I Was Just Trash Picking

Vanilla Ice Burglary Arrest
I Lied To Cops, But ... I Thought I Was Just Trash Picking

Vanilla Ice spun a big fat lie -- to cops and his workers -- when he got busted for stealing a bunch of items from a Florida home.   According to the arrest report ... Ice lied to cops… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Arrested for Home Burglary

Vanilla Ice
Arrested for Home Burglary

Vanilla Ice has been arrested and charged with burglary and grand theft for allegedly stealing furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other stuff from a vacant home in Florida. Lantana PD tells… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- Houston, You Got a Problem ... But it's Not MY Fault the Texans Suck

Vanilla Ice
Houston, You Got a Problem ... But I Didn't Curse the Texans

You know your team's in trouble when you need Vanilla Ice to turn around your season ... but that's exactly where the Houston Texans are after a 9-game cold streak.Ice performed at… READ MORE >

- 805 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- I Can Save Justin Bieber From Being A Douche

Vanilla Ice
I Can Save Bieber From Being A Douche

Vanilla Ice fully admits he used to be king of the douches, but says he knows the secret to saving Justin Bieber from the same fate. Ice -- aka Rob Van Winkle -- came on TMZ Live to talk about… READ MORE >

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