On Ice's collaboration with the band, lead vocalist and bassist Halstead was quoted saying, "I asked him if he could rap over [the track] and he said he can rap over anything. And he could! While hoping to re-create some of the magic that they worked hard on in the early s, Ice denied any interest in trying to become big again, stating that his only passion was music, not fame.
It was initially planned as a double album featuring a disc containing rock-oriented material and a disc of hip hop songs. That's pretty respectable. With Quon back as manager, Ice was scheduled to appear in various reality TV programs. Ice, still an entertainer at heart, felt that the experience would be good for him.
Around this time, Vanilla Ice also returned to the world of motocross. He auditioned for the X Games in the freestyle division and placed seventh at the Suzuki Crossover challenge, according to Sports Illustrated. He told the magazine that the track "is where I'm happiest. A demo of the song was leaked in June. On August 2, , Ice released his fifth studio album, Platinum Underground.
He stated that the title of the album reflected the fact that he could maintain a fanbase without mainstream airplay. Aside from the name, the song has very little connection to Ice's original single, but rather talks about his appreciation of his fans, his love of performing at clubs and playing at the Gathering of the Juggalos with Insane Clown Posse. Ninja Rap 2 was the first song to be released from Platinum Underground and was available to download for free off of Ice's official website.
IGN reviewer Spence D. In August , Ice announced on his official Twitter account that he had signed a contract with StandBy Records ; however, Ice later left the label. Ice also recorded his verse for their album Planet Jedward and appeared in the music video. In early , Vanilla Ice appeared on the sixth season of the UK show Dancing on Ice , as well as various ice skating tours surrounding the show.
The season was focused on renovating a house in Palm Beach, Florida, with each episode dedicated to a different room in the house. The book was made available as a free digital download on his real estate website. While shooting, he collaborated with Samberg and Sandler musically.
I live a lot in Europe, and when I'm over there I get way into the techno stuff and I get into new music. So I thought I'd make a record of it. I did the thing and it was a lot of fun". Houston went on to lose the remaining fourteen games of the season, leading some players to blame Vanilla Ice for the losing streak.
On August 30, , Vanilla Ice was announced as one of the celebrities who will compete on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. He was partnered with professional dancer Witney Carson. On January 4, , it was announced that Dave Franco was attached to star as Ice in a biopic chronicling the rapper.
Vanilla Ice dated Madonna for eight months in In , Ice's wife filed for divorce, saying that the marriage was "irretrievably broken. On August 8, , Ice was arrested in South Dallas for illegal drag racing. The matter was settled out of court. On June 3, , he was arrested in Los Angeles on firearm charges after threatening a homeless man, James N. Gregory, with a pistol.
Gregory had approached Ice's car outside of a supermarket and attempted to sell him a silver chain. According to the criminal complaint, Ice and his wife argued as they drove on Interstate Ice admitted to pulling hair from her head to prevent her from jumping out of the truck's window.
Ice's pet wallaroo , Bucky, and pet goat, Pancho, escaped from his wife's grandmother's home in Port St.
Lucie, Florida in November After wandering around local streets for over a week, the animals were caught and returned to Ice.
Ice appeared in West Palm Beach court in September to be arraigned for driving with an expired license. In the months leading up to the court hearing, he had been pulled over for doing 74 in a mph zone, violating high-occupancy vehicle lane restrictions and having illegally tinted car windows.
On April 10, , Ice was arrested in Palm Beach County on a battery charge for allegedly kicking and hitting his wife. In court, the couple's neighbor, Frank Morales, stated that it was merely a verbal argument. The judge told Ice that he could only contact his wife via telephone. In February , Ice was arrested and charged with residential burglary and grand theft after he allegedly stole furniture, a pool heater, bicycles and other items from a Florida home that he believed to be vacant.
As of the late s [update] , Ice's live performances feature a mix of newer, rock and techno-influenced material and old-school hip hop. It's crazy party atmosphere. Ice stated that his musical style was influenced by underground music , rather than mainstream music, and that his influences included hip hop and funk artists such as Funkadelic , Rick James , Roger Troutman , Egyptian Lover and Parliament. Ice sometimes plays bass, drums and keyboards on studio recordings.
A lot of his early hits had Ice boasting sexual conquests, in , Ice was quoted "I rap about what I know. Girls and stuff. That's what is going through my head. The song's music video featured Henry Rollins as Ice, who is depicted as being assaulted by 3rd Bass. Similar to 'Pop Goes the Weasel', the song negatively makes a connection between Ice and Elvis, while saying Ice alongside MC Hammer are mocking hip hop by being commercial.
Vanilla Ice appears as a video game character in Championship Motocross released in on PlayStation 2. The music video and song feature various references to Vanilla Ice, including the performers dancing next to a graffiti mural of Ice. The video has reached two million views on YouTube. We were bumping him when he had his first record out on Ichiban.
Shaggy had the vinyl and we used to bump that shit up in his room. It felt like two summers before that shit blew up. Rapper Riff Raff has mentioned in interviews that Vanilla Ice was one of his biggest influence. Eminem has often name-dropped Vanilla Ice in his songs.
Starting during taped freestyles he did with rapper Proof in where they performed against each other portraying Ice and MC Hammer, respectively. In his first single " Just Don't Give a Fuck ", Eminem mentions Ice alongside Everlast , boasting in a playful manner that he is a better rapper.
Ice responded to in a magazine interview with Vibe saying that Eminem "raps like a girl". Eminem mentioned Ice again in the song " Purple Pills " in , which caused Vanilla Ice's only response in song. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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