Vanilla Ice

Biography

Robert Van Winkle, 31 October 1968, Miami Lakes, Florida, USA. Controversial white rapper who borrowed liberally from M.C. Hammer’s blueprint for commercial success, and scored a UK/US number 1 with ‘Ice Ice Baby’ (15 million worldwide sales). Just as Hammer utilized easily recognisable rock/pop classics to underpin his rhymes, Ice used the same technique in reshaping ‘Under Pressure’, ‘Satisfaction’ and ‘Play That Funky Music’ for his repertoire.... Read more

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rap
hip-hop
90s
hip hop
pop
rapcore
nu metal
old school
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