Vanilla Ice, 54, was a hugely successful rapper in the late 80s and 90s. He was born in Dallas, Texas and raised in Texas and Florida. In 1990, Vanilla Ice has one of the biggest-selling rap albums of all time.

In 1989, Ichiban Records released Ice's debut album called, "Hooked". In 1990 the album was revamped and rereleased by EMI Group titled, "To the Extreme". The album contained "Play That Funky Music" and "Ice Ice Baby".

"Ice Ice Baby" had the bassline from "Under Pressure" by the British rock group Queen and rocker David Bowie. The song reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

On March 31, 2022, Vanilla Ice posted to social media, a picture of himself in a grocery store (not sure where) holding two bags of ice while standing next to a baby in a shopping basket.

When an opportunity like this comes by you have to do it...#IceIceBaby #HavingFun -Vanilla Ice


In 2018 his current wife gave birth to his third child. Vanilla Ice continues to perform. He's also had a few mildly successful television shows.

Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice

Play That Funky Music by Vanilla Ice

Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

The 40 Best Cover Songs by Rock Bands

More From 99.9 KTDY