Last year, I made this post in a sleep-deprived haze, claiming that Vanilla Ice was really not that terrible of an mc, especially compared to a bunch of dudes that are popular now. Well, it would seem that I am not alone here:
These fucking guys do a segment on their show where they go through the alphabet, playing a track from the "best" artist whose name begins with each letter. They take calls from listeners with suggestions, and it's entertaining radio. For example, "T" was Tupac, "S" was Smif-n-Wessun, etc. So, the other night, the best mc they could think of for "V' was Vanilla Ice. The only artists that were remotely close were Vinnie from Naughty by Nature and that hooker Vita from Murder Inc. or whatever the fuck she is affiliated with now. I'd agree with Jude, though, that his main downfall was only creating one decent song.
ps. yes, I did attend (note: I got in for free, thanks to college radio) a Vanilla Ice concert on his "hardcore" comeback tour in 1998, when he put out a record produced by that Limp Bizket producer guy. He performed both the regular version of "Ice Ice Baby" and this one.
Too fucking cold.