History Music / VanillaIce

23rd May '16 10:08:13 AM Doug86
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* HypocriticalHumor: An unintentional example happened on the RealityTV show ''The Surreal Life'', which featured several former stars living together, including Vanilla Ice. Rob would often get very upset if anyone brought up ''Ice Ice Baby'' or simply talked about his [[OldShame former celebrity status]], [[IAmNotShazam even going so far as to refuse to be called Vanilla Ice.]] Gary Coleman appeared on one episode for a charity event (he was running for the governor of California at the time). Vanilla Ice demanded that Coleman say his old CatchPhrase from DifferentStrokes, "Whatchoo talkn' `bout Willis?". Coleman refused and Vanilla Ice went so far as to pick him up and carry him around in order to force Coleman to say something that he hadn't said since he was twelve. Vanilla Ice eventually claimed Coleman was being too serious about his former celebrity status [[CaptainOblivious and did not see the hypocrisy of the situation]]. The audience did, however.

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* HypocriticalHumor: An unintentional example happened on the RealityTV show ''The Surreal Life'', which featured several former stars living together, including Vanilla Ice. Rob would often get very upset if anyone brought up ''Ice Ice Baby'' or simply talked about his [[OldShame former celebrity status]], [[IAmNotShazam even going so far as to refuse to be called Vanilla Ice.]] Gary Coleman appeared on one episode for a charity event (he was running for the governor of California at the time). Vanilla Ice demanded that Coleman say his old CatchPhrase from DifferentStrokes, ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'', "Whatchoo talkn' `bout Willis?". Coleman refused and Vanilla Ice went so far as to pick him up and carry him around in order to force Coleman to say something that he hadn't said since he was twelve. Vanilla Ice eventually claimed Coleman was being too serious about his former celebrity status [[CaptainOblivious and did not see the hypocrisy of the situation]]. The audience did, however.
8th Feb '16 10:48:26 AM erforce
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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/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze]]'', 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/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze]]'', ''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.
11th Nov '15 4:09:00 PM nombretomado
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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/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze]]'', 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 {{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/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze]]'', 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 {{Rifftrax}}).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.
8th May '15 3:58:01 PM johnnyfog
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->''"[[Music/NotoriousBIG Biggie]] dead. [[Music/TupacShakur Tupac]] dead. Music/VanillaIce '''still alive!'''"''

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->''"[[Music/NotoriousBIG Biggie]] dead. [[Music/TupacShakur Tupac]] dead. Music/VanillaIce Vanilla Ice'' '''still alive!'''"''alive!'''"
8th May '15 3:56:30 PM johnnyfog
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->''"It's really amazing just how much Vanilla Ice [[RuinedFOREVER ruined being white.]]"''
-->--'''ToddInTheShadows''' on Snow's "Informer", ''One Hit Wonderland''

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->''"It's really amazing just how much Vanilla Ice [[RuinedFOREVER ruined being white.]]"''
-->--'''ToddInTheShadows''' on Snow's "Informer", ''One Hit Wonderland''

->''"[[Music/NotoriousBIG Biggie]] dead. [[Music/TupacShakur Tupac]] dead. Music/VanillaIce '''still alive!'''"''
-->--'''Creator/ChrisRock'''

29th Nov '14 8:49:01 AM InertialMass
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* BunnyEarsLawyer: Once you get past the TotallyRadical catch-phrases, tattoos, and the fact that it's Vanilla Ice, he's actually a very competent real estate investor and contractor, judging by the fact his show has run for four seasons and he's been doing it off camera since the 90's.
16th Nov '14 12:20:48 AM johnnyfog
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->''"It's really amazing just how much Vanilla Ice [[RuinedFOREVER ruined being white.]]"''\\
--'''ToddInTheShadows''' on Snow's "Informer", ''One Hit Wonderland''

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->''"It's really amazing just how much Vanilla Ice [[RuinedFOREVER ruined being white.]]"''\\
--'''ToddInTheShadows'''
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-->--'''ToddInTheShadows'''
on Snow's "Informer", ''One Hit Wonderland''
1st Sep '14 5:39:06 AM StFan
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In 1987, Van Winkle met Tommy Quon at his Dallas night club City Lights. Upon seeing Van Winkle's performance, Quon saw commercial potential in his rapping and dancing skills, and offered him a contract with his management company, Ultrax. Van Winkle signed a contract with Ichiban Records in 1989, and released his debut album, ''Hooked''. "Play That Funky Music" was released as the album's first single, with "Ice Ice Baby" appearing as the B-side. When a disc jockey played "Ice Ice Baby" instead of the single's A-side, the song was more popular than "Play That Funky Music". Quon financed $8000 for the production of a music video for "Ice Ice Baby", which received heavy airplay by The Box, increasing public interest in the song. Van Winkle later opened for EPMD, IceT, Stetsasonic and Sir Mix-A-Lot on the Stop the Violence Tour.

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In 1987, Van Winkle met Tommy Quon at his Dallas night club City Lights. Upon seeing Van Winkle's performance, Quon saw commercial potential in his rapping and dancing skills, and offered him a contract with his management company, Ultrax. Van Winkle signed a contract with Ichiban Records in 1989, and released his debut album, ''Hooked''. "Play That Funky Music" was released as the album's first single, with "Ice Ice Baby" appearing as the B-side. When a disc jockey played "Ice Ice Baby" instead of the single's A-side, the song was more popular than "Play That Funky Music". Quon financed $8000 for the production of a music video for "Ice Ice Baby", which received heavy airplay by The Box, increasing public interest in the song. Van Winkle later opened for EPMD, IceT, Music/IceT, Stetsasonic and Sir Mix-A-Lot on the Stop the Violence Tour.
27th Jul '14 8:54:06 PM johnnyfog
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->''"It's really amazing just how much Vanilla Ice [[RuinedFOREVER ruined being white.]]"''\\
--'''ToddInTheShadows''' on Snow's "Informer", ''One Hit Wonderland''
1st Apr '14 6:18:32 PM MysteriousF
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Van Winkle attempted to take control of his career by releasing ''Mind Blowin'', without any "image", and with harder lyrics, and a live, funk-oriented sound. The label went bankrupt during the album's release, however, and it was poorly received. Van Winkle began using harder drugs than previously, and attempted suicide through a drug overdose. When he survived, he was inspired to not only clean up his act (he now only smokes marijuana), but to remove himself from the public spotlight completely. After playing in a couple of Miami grunge bands, and trying to move toward a more rock oriented sound, he teamed up with producer Ross Robinson and releasing the album ''Hard to Swallow'', which earned him a new fanbase which enjoyed his new sound. Since then, he has had some success on the independent music scene, with less mainstream albums featuring a style that he refers to as "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Metal Molten Hip Hop]]". He's even had quite a few appearances in film and TV, including ''The Surreal Life'' (which included a hilarious scene where he antagonized Gary Coleman), ''The New Guy'' and ''Film/BigMoneyRustlas''. Most recently, he has starred in ''The Vanilla Ice Project'' on the DIY network which is... a home improvement show. As it turns out, Robert's other pastime to rapping is home improvement and real estate (and he's pretty good at it; it's his other job when he isn't touring). His other other pastime is extreme sports, specifically Motocross - he even won a few championships. ''The Vanilla Ice Project'' has been successful enough to be picked up for a second season - as a result, expect more odd occurrences of a hardcore rapper saying things like "Mmm. They smell great. I love flowers. They're great."

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Van Winkle attempted to take control of his career by releasing ''Mind Blowin'', without any "image", and with harder lyrics, and a live, funk-oriented sound. The album turned out to be a disaster for him - the label went bankrupt during the album's release, however, and it was poorly received.received by both critics and the general public, and it '''did not even chart''' on the ''Billboard'' 200. Van Winkle began using harder drugs than previously, and attempted suicide through a drug overdose. When he survived, he was inspired to not only clean up his act (he now only smokes marijuana), but to remove himself from the public spotlight completely. After playing in a couple of Miami grunge bands, and trying to move toward a more rock oriented sound, he teamed up with producer Ross Robinson and releasing the album ''Hard to Swallow'', which earned him a new fanbase which enjoyed his new sound. Since then, he has had some success on the independent music scene, with less mainstream albums featuring a style that he refers to as "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Metal Molten Hip Hop]]". He's even had quite a few appearances in film and TV, including ''The Surreal Life'' (which included a hilarious scene where he antagonized Gary Coleman), ''The New Guy'' and ''Film/BigMoneyRustlas''. Most recently, he has starred in ''The Vanilla Ice Project'' on the DIY network which is... a home improvement show. As it turns out, Robert's other pastime to rapping is home improvement and real estate (and he's pretty good at it; it's his other job when he isn't touring). His other other pastime is extreme sports, specifically Motocross - he even won a few championships. ''The Vanilla Ice Project'' has been successful enough to be picked up for a second season - as a result, expect more odd occurrences of a hardcore rapper saying things like "Mmm. They smell great. I love flowers. They're great."
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