Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Out of the V.I. Closet

Vanilla Ice. I wasn't really into him back in his heyday -- at least not any more than anybody else who turned on a radio or watched MTV back then -- but I took a liking to him when he appeared in 1996 as a special guest on Bloodhound Gang's song "Boom" (yeah, that clip is the V.I.).

After that, I have slowly become a bit of a (not so) closeted Vanilla Ice fan. A guilty pleasure some would call it. Feel free to make fun. I don't care.

I'm sure you are wondering where the hell I am going with all this.

Well, I wanted to give a little background in hopes to explain why I've acquired this newly issued gem, Vanilla Ice ~ Platinum Underground:

Sweet, I know.

So far, this is my favorite rhyme from the album:

I'm on a mission, I remain in the game,

see, I do it for my rhymes, you can fuck the fame,
cause I cater to my crew, ones that pull me through,
the blacks, Puerto Ricans and the white people too,

All you haters, I kick ya hmmm like Bruce Lee,
Got my foot up in that ass, so far you can't see ...

Classic. Yet new? It's a new classic, I'll say.

4 comments:

MDC said...

he also put forth an impressive and winning performance on 'Hit me baby one more time' by doing a rendition of Survivor by Destiny's Child. VI and Destiny's Child doesn't sound like a good combo, but he made it work

fairest said...

that was a memorable show. I also once saw him outside of a 7-11, weeping over a big bite.

Anonymous said...

Bill.....You are such a homo.

AP

Anonymous said...

clearly, vanilla is killin' your brain like a poisonous mushroom.