It’s a shame when an artist is only known for one defining piece when there is another great song or album in his or her collection that deserves the same amount of recognition.
For every Stillmatic there’s a God’s Son.
For every Aquemini there’s an ATLiens.
For “Ice Ice Baby,” there’s a “Ninja Rap.”
TSS has uncovered the secret conversation that led to this unforgettable song.
Hypeman: So let’s go over the show. What happens if the sound goes out?
Vanilla Ice: I do “Ice Ice Baby” acapella.
Hypeman: Good. What happens if only the guitar works?
Vanilla Ice: I do “Ice Ice Baby,” the Rock version.
Hypeman: What happens if mutant turtles charge into the club to fight a giant turtle and bear-thing in the middle of your set and start a mutant gang war?
Vanilla Ice: …man, didn’t think of that. *scribbles on paper*
YO! It’s the green machine — Gonna rock the town without bein’ seen
Have you ever seen a turtle Get Down? – Slammin’ Jammin’ to the new swing sound
With that stroke of genius, history was made. Ice waited for months with the lyrics in his pocket and the choreography on his mind, but lo and behold there weren’t any ninja fights at any of his shows. Until the planets aligned on fateful night in 1991.
Enjoy the most underrated Vanilla Ice song in his entire celebrated collection.
And for those of you that wanna know the behind the scenes action, here’s another video.