History YMMV / VanillaIce

6th Sep '17 3:15:20 PM wyattte
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* FanCommunityNicknames: V.I.P's, Ninjas

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* FanCommunityNicknames: V.I.P's, NinjasNinjas.



* NarmCharm: "The Ninja Rap".
** Same with "I Love You".
* SampledUp: "Ice Ice Baby", from "Under Pressure".
* SignatureSong: "Ice Ice Baby"

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* {{Narm}}: Vanilla Ice isn't exactly known for his deft lyricism.
** A few critics got a chuckle out of "Steppin' so hard like a German Nazi" from "Play That Funky Music."
** The opening line to "Roll 'Em Up" goes "I need some herbs & spices, so I can feel nice'es!"
** The girl described in "Stop That Train" was apparently "moaning and groaning like she could take on ''Series/TheATeam''."
** ''All'' of "I Love You," a cheesy love ballad rapped by Vanilla Ice, capped off by an extra-cheesy phone call skit at the end of the song. As Steve Huey of Allmusic put it, the song "makes LL Cool J's "I Need Love" sound like "Straight Outta Compton.""
* NarmCharm: "The Ninja Rap".
Rap". Nothing like being on the soundtrack to ''[[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze]]'' to cement your credibility. But it's a hell of a dance track.
** Same with "I Love You".
You," mentioned above.
* SampledUp: "Ice Ice Baby", from Music/{{Queen}}'s "Under Pressure".
* SignatureSong: "Ice Ice Baby"Baby."
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Ice's second album, ''Mind Blowin','' saw him change his image to a harder, more 'gangsta' style, that emulated Music/CypressHill and Das EFX. Suffice to say, it failed pretty hard at reinventing him. The {{Narm}}-tacular ode to marijuana, "Roll 'Em Up," was the first single, and it did him no favors.
8th Jun '17 3:32:04 AM Himbeergeist
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* MemeticMutation: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-1_9-z9rbY This short interview snippet]] of Vanilla Ice eloquently explaining the sampling in "Ice Ice Baby" has become a popular response to blatant denials of plagiarism.
7th Nov '16 1:52:54 AM Shadeblade11
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* HilariousInHindsight: He once went on a trip to Egypt, though this was [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure not the first time a Vanilla Ice was in egypt.]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: He once went on a trip to Egypt, though this was [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure [[Franchise/JoJosBizarreAdventure not the first time a Vanilla Ice was in egypt.]]
10th Jun '16 5:44:09 PM Bartzv
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** It might be because of the lame excuse he gave for it at the time of the song's release. When asked in an interview if he had sampled Under Pressure he acknowledged that they had, but then claimed that it wasn't the same bassline because of one miniscule change they made to it.[[note]]They just added one extra beat to the bassline.[[/note]] It also doesn't help that he hadn't gotten Queen and David Bowie's permission to use it.

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** It might be because of the lame excuse he gave for it at the time of the song's release. When asked in an interview if he had sampled Under Pressure he acknowledged that they had, but then claimed that it wasn't the same bassline because of one miniscule change they made to it.[[note]]They just added one extra beat to the bassline.it.[[/note]] It also doesn't help that he hadn't gotten Queen and David Bowie's permission to use it.
10th Jun '16 5:30:06 PM Bartzv
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** It might be because of the lame excuse he gave for it at the time of the song's release. When asked in an interview if he had sampled Under Pressure he acknowledged that they had, but then claimed that it wasn't the same bassline because of one miniscule change they made to it. It also doesn't help that he hadn't gotten Queen and David Bowie's permission to use it.

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** It might be because of the lame excuse he gave for it at the time of the song's release. When asked in an interview if he had sampled Under Pressure he acknowledged that they had, but then claimed that it wasn't the same bassline because of one miniscule change they made to it. [[note]]They just added one extra beat to the bassline.[[/note]] It also doesn't help that he hadn't gotten Queen and David Bowie's permission to use it.
10th Jun '16 5:25:45 PM Bartzv
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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Detractors simply will not cease complaining about how he sampled "Under Pressure." It's as though they forgot that [[DoubleStandard many other rappers sample classic songs]]! One only wonders what they said when Jedward did a mash of up Under Pressure & Ice Ice Baby.

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* TheyCopiedItSoItSucks: Detractors simply will not cease complaining about how he sampled "Under Pressure." It's as though they forgot that [[DoubleStandard many other rappers sample classic songs]]! One only wonders what they said when Jedward did a mash of up Under Pressure & Ice Ice Baby.Baby.
** It might be because of the lame excuse he gave for it at the time of the song's release. When asked in an interview if he had sampled Under Pressure he acknowledged that they had, but then claimed that it wasn't the same bassline because of one miniscule change they made to it. It also doesn't help that he hadn't gotten Queen and David Bowie's permission to use it.
16th Feb '16 10:48:13 PM creekery
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* HilariousInHindsight: He once went on a trip to Egypt, though this was [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure not the first time a Vanilla Ice was in egypt.]]
25th Oct '15 1:35:31 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* DeaderThanDisco: Ice is such an infamous example of this trope that he's practically famous now ''for'' being this trope. Ice did make a huge impact with ''To The Extreme,'' but as others have pointed out, he ultimately proved that it's a lot more difficult to make a TeenIdol (especially a ''white'' teen idol) within the context of HipHop music, and once the controversies about his past happened, plus the gangsta movement making himself and guys like Music/MCHammer look tame, it was all over.

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* DeaderThanDisco: Ice is such an infamous example of this trope that he's practically famous now ''for'' being this trope. Ice did make a huge impact with ''To The Extreme,'' but as others have pointed out, he ultimately proved that it's a lot more difficult to make a TeenIdol (especially a ''white'' teen idol) within the context of HipHop music, and once the controversies about his past happened, plus the gangsta movement making himself and guys like Music/MCHammer look tame, it was all over. He's managed to carve himself a fairly solid and dependable niche with juggalos, but as far as the mainstream is concerned, he's dead.



* MisBlamed: When his original fall from fame occurred, he was widely derided as a bullshit artist who made up most of his childhood just to look hard. In reality, it was entirely the fault of SBK, who had authored an almost completely fake "biography" without his permission or knowledge to make up for the fact that he was exceedingly secretive about his personal life with the intention of protecting his family and was openly hostile towards anyone who pried (he famously told a Dallas Morning News reporter that his mother's profession was "none of (her) fucking business" when asked). It ''is'' known that he came from a lower-class background, but the finer details were never divulged.

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* MisBlamed: When his original fall from fame occurred, he was widely derided as a bullshit artist who made up most of his childhood just to look hard. In reality, it was entirely the fault of SBK, who had authored an almost completely fake "biography" without his permission or knowledge to make up for the fact that he was exceedingly secretive about his personal life with the intention of protecting his family and was openly hostile towards anyone who pried (he famously told a Dallas Morning News reporter that his mother's profession was "none of (her) fucking business" when asked). It ''is'' known that he came from a lower-class His background, while not one of desperate poverty, wasn't exactly upper-class (he did live in middle-class suburbs for part of his childhood thanks to his stepfather, but he also spent plenty of time living in lower-income neighborhoods), and he had to spend a not-insignificant amount of time debunking claims made by the finer details were never divulged."biography".
27th Sep '15 8:44:26 AM wyattte
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* DeaderThanDisco: Ice is such an infamous example of this trope that he's practically famous now ''for'' being this trope. Ice did make a huge impact with ''To The Extreme,'' but as others have pointed out, he ultimately proved that it's a lot more difficult to make a TeenIdol (especially a ''white'' teen idol) within the context of HipHop music, and once the controversies about his past happened, plus the gangsta movement making himself and guys like Music/MCHammer look tame, it was all over.



* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Inverted - most of Vanilla Ice's fans tend to like his newer material better, although "Ice Ice Baby" is still widely popular.

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* ItsPopularNowItSucks: Inverted - most of Vanilla Ice's fans nowadays tend to like his newer material better, although "Ice Ice Baby" is still widely popular.
15th Aug '15 7:58:38 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* MisBlamed: When his original fall from fame occurred, he was widely derided as a bullshit artist who made up most of his childhood just to look hard. In reality, it was entirely the fault of SBK, who had authored an almost completely fake "biography" without his permission or knowledge to make up for the fact that he was exceedingly secretive about his personal life with the intention of protecting his family and was openly hostile towards anyone who pried (he famously told a Dallas Morning News reporter that his mother's profession was "none of (her) fucking business" when asked). It ''is'' known that he came from a lower-class background, but the finer details were never divulged.
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