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Vanilla Ice Sings Ninja Rap For Kraft Macaroni & Cheese (Videos)

Stop calling Vanilla Ice a one hit wonder. The artist, also known as Robert Matthew Van Winkle, happens to be a multi-talented actor, rapper, and television host who didn't have just one hit song.

He had two.

In addition to the earworm that is Ice Ice Baby, there was Ninja Rap, made especially for that classic piece of cinematic genius, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

In case you forgot all about it (or blocked it like a bad memory), the mean, green tune is back (and so is Vanilla Ice). Only this time, it's in the form of a commercial for Kraft's Teenage Mutant Ninja-shaped Macaroni & Cheese.

In the commercial, our favorite rapper is working as a supermarket stock person (hey, we all have to earn a buck somewhere) when a mom, doing the weekly grocery shopping, recognizes him. Soon they're both singing and dancing to the Go Ninja Go song while junior looks on, clearly horrified. "Word to your mutha", indeed.

Watch the cheesy goodness here:

Go behind the scenes of the shoot and listen to Vanilla Ice talk about his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle tattoo, and learn who his favorite Ninja Turtle is (hint: it's not Leonardo):

And for any of you feeling nostalgic, here's the original Ninja Rap. "Go ninja, go ninja, go!":

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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