History Music / VanillaIce

30th May '18 10:59:30 PM PaulA
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Van Winkle has been called "The Jackie Robinson of HipHop" by Music/PublicEnemy leader Chuck D, and was one of the earliest examples of a white rapper achieving a large level of success, after the groups Music/BeastieBoys, 3rd Bass and Music/HouseOfPain, but preceding successful solo acts like Music/KidRock and Music/{{Eminem}}. Having been raised in both Dallas and Miami, Van Winkle is the most successful rapper from these cities. "Ice Ice Baby" was so popular that it has remixed multiple times, and was the subject of a cover by Irish pop duo Jedward, as a mash-up with "Under Pressure", the song that it famously sampled. In 2011, he signed to Creator/PsychopathicRecords. Critics also [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct liked his performance]] as Captain Hook in a pantomime stage production of ''PeterPan''.

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Van Winkle has been called "The Jackie Robinson of HipHop" by Music/PublicEnemy leader Chuck D, and was one of the earliest examples of a white rapper achieving a large level of success, after the groups Music/BeastieBoys, 3rd Bass and Music/HouseOfPain, but preceding successful solo acts like Music/KidRock and Music/{{Eminem}}. Having been raised in both Dallas and Miami, Van Winkle is the most successful rapper from these cities. "Ice Ice Baby" was so popular that it has remixed multiple times, and was the subject of a cover by Irish pop duo Jedward, as a mash-up with "Under Pressure", the song that it famously sampled. In 2011, he signed to Creator/PsychopathicRecords. Critics also [[SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct liked his performance]] as Captain Hook in a pantomime stage production of ''PeterPan''.
''Franchise/PeterPan''.
30th Apr '18 1:49:21 PM Malady
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* NonActorVehicle: ''Film/CoolAsIce'', effectively a remake of ''RebelWithoutACause''.

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* NonActorVehicle: ''Film/CoolAsIce'', effectively a remake of ''RebelWithoutACause''.''Film/RebelWithoutACause''.
14th Jan '18 5:45:32 PM nombretomado
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* IdenticalStranger: Rob and [[LimpBizkit Fred Durst]].

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* IdenticalStranger: Rob and [[LimpBizkit [[Music/LimpBizkit Fred Durst]].
7th Jan '18 10:24:51 AM dlchen145
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Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Van Winkle (1967-, not to be confused with RipVanWinkle), is a rapper born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, who is best known for his 1989 hit "Ice Ice Baby", which samples the main riff from Music/{{Queen}} and Music/DavidBowie's "Under Pressure". Between the ages of 13 and 14, Van Winkle practiced breakdancing, which led to [[TokenWhite his black friends calling him "Vanilla Ice."]] Van Winkle wrote "Ice Ice Baby" at the age of 16, basing its lyrics upon his experiences in South Florida.

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Vanilla Ice, real name Robert Matthew Van Winkle (1967-, (born October 31, 1967, not to be confused with RipVanWinkle), is a rapper born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, who is best known for his 1989 hit "Ice Ice Baby", which samples the main riff from Music/{{Queen}} and Music/DavidBowie's "Under Pressure". Between the ages of 13 and 14, Van Winkle practiced breakdancing, which led to [[TokenWhite his black friends calling him "Vanilla Ice."]] Van Winkle wrote "Ice Ice Baby" at the age of 16, basing its lyrics upon his experiences in South Florida.
23rd Dec '17 7:35:21 PM nombretomado
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* TheRival: There was some mild friction with {{Eminem}} in the mid-2000's, but neither Vanilla Ice nor Enimem were offended by the barbs they threw each other. By 2009, the duo were friendly, with Ice appearing in Eminem's video "We Made You".

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* TheRival: There was some mild friction with {{Eminem}} Music/{{Eminem}} in the mid-2000's, but neither Vanilla Ice nor Enimem were offended by the barbs they threw each other. By 2009, the duo were friendly, with Ice appearing in Eminem's video "We Made You".
19th Mar '17 2:55:49 PM nombretomado
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->''"[[Music/NotoriousBIG Biggie]] dead. [[Music/TupacShakur Tupac]] dead. Vanilla Ice'' '''still alive!'''"

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->''"[[Music/NotoriousBIG ->''"[[Music/TheNotoriousBIG Biggie]] dead. [[Music/TupacShakur Tupac]] dead. Vanilla Ice'' '''still alive!'''"
27th Dec '16 7:14:35 PM darkchiefy
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27th Dec '16 7:11:53 PM darkchiefy
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* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Suge Knight of Death Row Records implied to Van Winkle that Knight would have his thugs throw him over a balcony unless Van Winkle signed over the rights to "Ice, Ice Baby." Tabloid rumors suggested that Knight actually held Ice over the balcony and threatened to drop him.

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* HighAltitudeInterrogation: Suge Knight of Death Row Records Creator/DeathRowRecords implied to Van Winkle that Knight would have his thugs throw him over a balcony unless Van Winkle signed over the rights to "Ice, Ice Baby." Tabloid rumors suggested that Knight actually held Ice over the balcony and threatened to drop him.
15th Nov '16 11:09:55 PM vexer
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However, Van Winkle's success did not go without drama. After signing with a larger label, SBK, they paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance, which was the subject of [[OldShame frequent mockery among his peers]]. Quon attempted to expand Van Winkle's success into film, with mixed results. He had a cameo in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'', which was a success (but not really because of Ice). Ice also starred in the vehicle ''Film/CoolAsIce'', which bombed at the box office, earned him a [[MedalOfDishonor Golden Raspberry Award]] for Worst Actor, and today isn't even watchable as an early '90s artifact (at least not without the help of the people at Podcast/RiffTrax). SBK and Quon also pretty much ruined his reputation by publishing a fake autobiography without his knowledge which claimed a violent gang life that he didn't participate in. Van Winkle soon found himself having to answer questions about claims he never made, and the inconsistency between the label's biography and Van Winkle's actual statements led to further criticism.

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However, Van Winkle's success did not go without drama. After signing with a larger label, SBK, they paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance, which was the subject of [[OldShame frequent mockery among his peers]]. Quon attempted to expand Van Winkle's success into film, with mixed results. He had a cameo in ''Film/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtlesIITheSecretOfTheOoze'', which was a success (but not really because of Ice). Ice also starred in the vehicle ''Film/CoolAsIce'', which bombed at the box office, office and earned him a [[MedalOfDishonor Golden Raspberry Award]] for Worst Actor, and though today isn't even watchable as an early '90s artifact (at least not without the help it's earned something of the people at Podcast/RiffTrax).a SoBadItsGood status. SBK and Quon also pretty much ruined his reputation by publishing a fake autobiography without his knowledge which claimed a violent gang life that he didn't participate in. Van Winkle soon found himself having to answer questions about claims he never made, and the inconsistency between the label's biography and Van Winkle's actual statements led to further criticism.
23rd Aug '16 9:55:35 AM wyattte
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* CreatorBacklash: For a while, any material from ''To the Extreme'' was off-limits, but he still performs "Ice Ice Baby", and even recorded a NuMetal version, "Too Cold", in 1998.



* OldShame: He strongly regrets the clothing his label forced him to wear in the early '90s. It probably doesn't help that most people still assume he dressed that way by choice.



* [[strike:RapRock]] [[strike:RapMetal]] [[strike:PunkRap]] [[strike:NuMetal]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Metal Molten Hip Hop]].
* TheRival: There was some mild friction with {{Eminem}} in the mid-2000's, but neither Vanilla Ice nor Enimem were offended by the barbs they threw each other. By 2009, the duo were friendly, with Ice appearing in Eninem's video "We Made You".

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* [[strike:RapRock]] [[strike:RapMetal]] [[strike:PunkRap]] [[strike:NuMetal]] [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Ice has touched on numerous styles of HipHop over the years (most infamously jumping on the NuMetal bandwagon) but he liked to refer to his style as Metal Molten Hip Hop]].
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* TheRival: There was some mild friction with {{Eminem}} in the mid-2000's, but neither Vanilla Ice nor Enimem were offended by the barbs they threw each other. By 2009, the duo were friendly, with Ice appearing in Eninem's Eminem's video "We Made You".



* [[OneHitWonder Two Hit Wonder]]: Even though he is only remembered for one of those hits.

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* [[OneHitWonder Two Hit Wonder]]: Even though he is only remembered for one of those hits.
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