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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 'Oozes' in Vegas

Vanilla Ice
'Oozes' in Vegas

Here's some video of Vanilla Ice performing this weekend in Las Vegas because, well, it's Labor Day and why the hell not.While at New York, New York's Rok bar, Ice sang the best song ever willed… READ MORE >

Bobby Brown's Prerogative to Diss Vanilla Ice

Bobby Brown's
Prerogative to Diss Vanilla Ice

Neither of 'em have had hit songs since the early '90s -- but don't expect Bobby Brown to hit the road with Vanilla Ice anytime soon.Good to hear Bobby still has some standards. READ MORE >

- 2030 days ago
Vanilla Ice's Career -- Up in Smoke

Vanilla Ice's Career
Up in Smoke

He hasn't had a mainstream album in 18 years, but yesterday in Hollywood, Vanilla Ice showed off his biggest hit yet ... READ MORE >

- 2037 days ago
Vanilla Ice, Freaky Clown Collaborate & Listen

Vanilla Ice, Freaky Clown
Collaborate & Listen

Ok, what's scarier: That creepy ass, Pennywise-looking clown grinding on some hot chick ... or the fact that people still go bananas for Vanilla Ice?It all went down in Vegas last night. Word to… READ MORE >

- 2058 days ago
2 Legit 2 Just Give Up Already

2 Legit
2 Just Give Up Already

Remember that time you were sitting around with your friends saying, "Wouldn't it be really cool if MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice staged a comeback concert in Utah?" Of course you don't -- because no… READ MORE >

- 2078 days ago
Jager Flows Like a Harpoon Daily and Nightly

Jager Flows
Like a Harpoon Daily and Nightly

Vanilla Ice drowned his sorrows -- and those of anyone around him with an open mouth -- while hosting a party at an McFaddens at the Rio in Vegas this weekend. Jäger -- too cold, too cold. READ MORE >

- 2144 days ago
If There's a Problem, Nick Hogan Will Solve It

If There's a Problem,
Nick Hogan Will Solve It

Judging by Nick Hogan's haircut, it looks like he's finally ready to cook MC's like a pound of bacon.  READ MORE >

- 2152 days ago
Vanilla Ice's Latest Hit -- His Wife

Vanilla Ice's Latest Hit
His Wife

Despite being a '90s punchline, Caucasian rapping fluke Vanilla Ice still busted something sorta resembling rhymes outside Porky's in the Hamptons this weekend -- before making light of his… READ MORE >

- 2241 days ago
Vanilla Ice Busted After Meltdown With Wife

Vanilla Ice
Busted After Meltdown with Wife

Former rap star Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle, was arrested tonight at his home after an alleged altercation with his wife. Ice was booked by Palm Beach County Sheriff's deputies… READ MORE >

- 2385 days ago
Obama and Vanilla Ice -- Together At Last?

Obama and Vanilla Ice
Together At Last?

Barack Obama has been dogged with accusations that he's stealing stump speech material from Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, including his famous slogan "Yes, we can." // Several observers… READ MORE >

- 2435 days ago

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