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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 -- Britney's 'Ice, Ice Baby' Dance was 'F**king Amazing'

Vanilla Ice
Brit's 'Ice, Ice Baby' Dance Was 'F'ing Amazing'

Vanilla Ice says it's "amazing" that Britney Spears is a fan of "Ice, Ice Baby" ... and tells us the footage of Brit jamming out to the song at a recent "X Factor" audition is nothing less than a… READ MORE >

Vanilla Ice Stops Foreclosure -- Collaborates with Lawyers

Vanilla Ice
Stops Foreclosure Collaborates with Lawyers

Vanilla Ice's Florida mansion was in jeopardy of foreclosure ... but only for a second.Ice lives in a gated community in Palm Beach. Seems Hurricane Wilma destroyed some palm trees back in 2005,… READ MORE >

- 1201 days ago
Vanilla Ice Hits Man-Sized Juggalo Bong ... ON STAGE

Vanilla Ice
Hits Man-Sized Juggalo Bong ... ON STAGE

Vanilla Ice received the ultimate token of appreciation this month from the temperamental crowd at the Gathering of the Juggalos -- a 5-foot mega-bong -- and the rapper RIPPED it on stage.Someone… READ MORE >

- 1344 days ago
Vanilla Ice -- I'm Going to Gary Coleman's Memorial

Vanilla Ice
I'm Going to Gary Coleman's Memorial

TMZ has learned Vanilla Ice is committed to attending Gary Coleman's upcoming memorial service -- which begs the obvious question ... why?Turns out Vanilla and Gary hit it off when Coleman guest… READ MORE >

- 1795 days ago
Vanilla vs. Freedom: Who'd You Rather?

Vanilla vs. Freedom
Who'd You Rather?

With their rickety 1990 musical bones still intact, Vanilla Ice and Freedom Williams of C+C Music Factory reminisced about the good 'ol days at the Hard Rock Hotel in Florida last week.Question is… READ MORE >

- 1947 days ago
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 >

- 2059 days ago
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 >

- 2218 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 >

- 2225 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 >

- 2246 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 >

- 2266 days ago

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