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Vanilla Ice

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper and home improvement television personality. Born in Dallas, Texas, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Van Winkle released his debut album, Hooked, in 1989 through Ichiban Records, before signing a contract with SBK Records, which released a reformatted version of the album under the title To the Extreme. Van Winkle's single "Ice Ice Baby" was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. Although Van Winkle was successful, he later regretted his business arrangements with SBK, which had paid him to adopt a more commercial appearance and had published fabricated biographical information without his knowledge. After surviving a suicide attempt, Van Winkle was inspired to change his musical style and lifestyle. While later albums by Van Winkle haven't charted or featured much radio airplay because of their less mainstream, rock-oriented sound, Vanilla Ice has a loyal underground following. His return to music in 1998, Hard to Swallow went Gold while his other releases Bi-Polar and Platinum Underground have done well. In 2009, Van Winkle began hosting The Vanilla Ice Project on DIY Network. His latest album WTF - Wisdom, Tenacity & Focus is set to be released sometime in 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article Vanilla Ice, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Oct 31, 1967 In Dallas, Texas, U.S.
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First Appeared:
In the movie Teen Vid II 1991-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie American Dream/American Knightmare 2018-12-21
Known For
Movie American Dream/American Knightmare Himself (archive footage) 2018-12-21
Movie Sandy Wexler Testimonial 2017-04-14
Movie The Ridiculous 6 Mark Twain 2015-12-11
Movie That's My Boy Vanilla Ice 2012-06-14
Movie Big Money Rustlas Heckler #3 2010-08-14
Series The Surreal Life: Fame Games 2007-01-08
Series The Surreal Life 2003-01-09
Movie The New Guy Music Store Employee 2002-05-10
Movie Teen Vid II Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Cool as Ice Johnny 1991-10-18
Movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze Himself 1991-03-22
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