Vanilla Ice

We can all easily think of 25 reasons Vanilla Ice should stop making music. After his song "Ice Ice Baby" came out in 1990, the first hip-hop single to hit number one on the pop charts, he became the butt of a million jokes. America took back its love with blinding speed and shat all over the Dallas-bred rapper born Robert Van Winkle. At which point, he should have found a new hobby. He should have left music alone forever. But did he? No!

Why in God's name not?

Because Ice really loves making music. Ninety-nine percent of the people would have been ridiculed out of the game by now, but he's still touring. He comes home to Palm Beach County for a Thanksgiving Eve gig at Mr. G's. You can't stop him, but you can check him out in West Palm Beach this weekend playing an interesting blend of rap, hardcore, and heavy metal.

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Jonathan Cunningham