Whether you love or hate his music... one can @ least acknowledge the fact that Rob "Vanilla Ice" Van Winkle has been one of Pop Culture's most consistent figure-heads for the bulk of the last 20-some odd years. Now, we all know and love "Ice Ice Baby" and... well, yeah, that's really it. Onlookers from both sides of the coin can most likely relate a story of great joy and/or disdain to Vanilla Ice's 1990 break-out single. if nothing else, Van Winkle seems to be a driven, hard-working entertainer, who has ultimately re-invented himself time and time again. Vanilla Ice was essentially one of the first white rappers to break into the mainstream market, along with the Beastie Boys, of course. "Ice Ice Baby" is based around a sampled chunk quite notoriously pulled from Queen + David Bowie's cross-over hit, "Under Pressure" (1981).
Vanilla Ice has always teetered the fine line between irony and reality. naturally, Ice and his PR team have done their absolute best to stay on top of the