Just recently Rob Van Winkle – also known as Vanilla Ice Ice Baby, made an appearance in Las Vegas recently over Labor Day weekend.
And, shortly thereafter Van Winkle I mean, Vanilla Ice, made an appearance and performance at New York’s New York’s Rok bar.
At New York’s Rok bar however Vanilla Ice did not sing his anthem which launched him into fame, “Ice Ice Baby” instead he treated his fans to a version of “The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Rap” which he recorded for the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze”.
It’s been 18 years since Vanilla Ice came out with a hit single. Vanilla Ice hit his peak in the early 1990s. After Vanilla Ice came out with ‘To The Extreme’ which featured his hit song “Ice Ice Baby” he tried to change his image against the advice and recommendations of his record label. Vanilla Ice then came out with his album ‘Mind Blowin’.
This Vanilla was the pot-smoking dreadlock-wearing entertainer that no one was used to and frankly, no one wanted. There simply wasn’t a market for this new and unimproved Robert Van Winkle.