Vanilla Ice

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    September 23, 2014

    Rick Scott Meets Vanilla Ice, but Fails to Get His Coveted Endorsement

    Florida's heated gubernatorial race could use some chilling out, and there's nothing cooler than Vanilla Ice. Am I right, kids? Well Rick Scott recently met Florida's greatest white rapper, but Mr. Ice was quick to point out that the meeting did not equal an endorsement.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Talking to Cops at Gathering of the Juggalos

    What's different about this year's Gathering of the Juggalos in Thornville, Ohio? Well, the cops for one thing. During last year's event, set in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, we encountered minimal security. The gatekeepers and patrol staff, which seemed to be just exceptionally large juggalos in "SECURI ... More >>

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    July 3, 2014
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    June 19, 2014

    Ten Worst Celebrity Rappers

    It's usually weird when actors spit rhymes, but it's even weirder when you find out the sparkly vampire hunk from Twilight wants to be a rapper named "Big Tub." That's the truth Robert Pattinson revealed on the couch with Seth Meyers on Late Night. The poor kid was self-conscious about his weight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    White People in Rap Music: A Five-Part History

    Miami's rap scene is making headlines once again, this time for a music video showing an 18-year-old unsigned hellion waving AKs and pounds of cocaine in the air. Stitches, named for his sewn-up Glasgow Smile tattoo, has garnered more than 8 million views for "Brick in Yo Face" on WorldStarHipHop si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Brew at the Zoo: Like a Carnival but With Lots of Beer and No Rides

    Despite the dark rain clouds looming Saturday afternoon, the promise of unlimited beer later that day was enough to please the gods and improve the weather. New Times' fifth-annual Brew at the Zoo would go on, rain or shine. After the skies sent a brief downpour at 7 p.m., the clouds parted, and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Brew at the Zoo, Derby Day, and Early Cinco de Mayo

    This weekend you've got your choices cut out for you. We've got a three-way tie for your affections when it comes to major happenings, along with some other fun food and drink-related stuff. Whether you're into beer and retro music, candy, getting your Cinco de Mayo on early, or putting on your fin ... More >>

  • Music

    May 1, 2014
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    May 1, 2014

    Brew at the Zoo Pours Over Zoo Miami This Saturday

    Beer: that frothy, refreshing drink with the power to turn your mediocre existence into an exciting, exhilarating experience. It's a drink that should be celebrated -- nay, honored. That's why at New Times, we put on events like Brew at the Zoo. In its fifth year, Brew at the Zoo (or BATZ, as it's ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014
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    April 28, 2014

    Vanilla Ice on Almost Dying, Joining the Juggalos, and "Living the American Dream"

    "Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery." He spent his teens break-dancing on the streets of Dallas and busting moves in Miami malls. He snagged a string of motocross championships. He learned to beatbox and rhyme. And then he became the most famous rapping white boy in the world. See also: V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Five Beers You Must Try at Brew at the Zoo

    Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo returns to Zoo Miami on Saturday, May 3. From 8 - 11 p.m., channel your inner party animal as you sample unlimited beer and rock out to the soulful tunes of Mr. Robert Van Winkle....better known as Vanilla Ice (AKA King of the 90's and a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Brew at the Zoo is Back: Over 100 Beers and Vanilla Ice

    Miami New Times Brew at the Zoo is back. That means it's time to enjoy hundreds of the world's finest beers alongside the wildest creatures you've ever encountered. No. We're not talking about your college roommates. We're talking about monkeys...and tigers...and Vanilla Ice. It all goes down on Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    Vanilla Ice Headlining Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo 2014

    "Yo, VIP," and also general admission peeps, "Let's kick it!" That's right ... New Times' Brew at the Zoo is back with a brand-new announcement. For the 2014 edition of our annual sudsy romp at Zoo Miami, we've enlisted Vanilla Ice to "rock a mic like a vandal, light up a stage and wax a chump lik ... More >>

  • News

    December 5, 2013
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    November 11, 2013

    Friends of Nature Festival Falters, Cancels Matisyahu and Cafe Tacvba's Headlining Sets

    On Saturday, Mother Nature was no friend to the inaugural Friends of Nature Music & Arts Festival as an almost Biblical downpour forced the cancelation of all acts -- including headliner Matisyahu -- scheduled to go on stage after 7 p.m., by order of the fire department. On Sunday, though, despit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Gucci Mane and Ten Other Drug-Addicted Rappers

    Gucci Mane has been going berserk lately. He spewed a bunch of hate speech about Brick Squad and how he banged Nicki Minaj via Twitter, and then his own friend called the cops and had him arrested for erratic behavior (getting an ice-cream cone tatted on his face wasn't a first clue?) -- but it seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Eminem Isn't a Sellout: In Defense of Marshall Mathers

    Marshall Mathers deserves your respect. He was dealt a real shitty deck in life. His father left him as a baby. His mother mentally abused him. He grew up poor as shit in the bad really bad part of Detroit. And still, he overcame it all to stake a claim for white people in hip-hop, reversing the de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Pitbull Ranked Ninth Worst Rapper of All Time

    From the weed to the X, from the X to the blow, Pitbull has hustled his Cuban-American dick off to fulfill a prophecy that he rapped about nearly ten years ago on "305 Anthem": "Mark my words, I'm next to blow." He was right. El tipo's proven to be a master pitchman, hawking a cleverly calculated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    Miami's Seven Most Essential Rap Anthems

    With EDM and PLUR on eternal overdrive in Miami, it's easy to forget the city's real musical roots. Before Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, there were big, booty, bitches. The Magic City boasts its fair share of rap anthems that molded Dade County into a mecca for rump-shaking club hits. And it's O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Vanilla Ice on "Ice Ice Baby" and Suge Knight: "He Never Hung Me Over No Balcony, Man"

    Yo, VIP! Let's kick it! Remember when former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight (AKA Big Suge, Big Simon, Marion Knight Jr.) grabbed pioneering Caucasian pop-hopper and South Florida native Vanilla Ice (AKA Robert Van Winkle), then dangled his pasty ass from a 15th-floor balcony till he forked over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Watch LeBron James and Dwyane Wade Sing "Rock With You" and "If I Ever Fall in Love"

    So, Shane Battier's annual celebrity karaoke event went down this weekend at the Eden Roc Hotel, and if you couldn't afford the $250 tickets to the charity event, don't worry. Of course some video evidence has leaked.

  • Music

    November 15, 2012
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    November 12, 2012

    Madonna's Top Ten NSFW Moments

    Madonna is a dirty, old lady. And though she wasn't always old, the Queen of Pop has been a hot and proud taboo-smashing slut from birth. Even before becoming famous, Ms. Madonna Louise Ciccone was making thought-provoking egg porn. She's also burned through an insanely long line of famous and u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Ten Nugent Predicts "President to Destroy America!" Top Ten Tweets on Obama's Win

    We did it America! Whether you're superstoked or running to your local Walmart to stock up on guns, the people have made their voice heard, and we will have four more years of President Barack Obama. It took a lot of hard work and dedication from many to get here. And for those of us feeling a si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Obama vs. Romney: Top Ten Musical Endorsements, From Vanilla Ice to Pitbull

    Pop music celebrities are sex-drenched, weapon-obsessed, drug-addicted, angry, deranged, and sometimes criminal. In short, they're unconventional, always-entertaining personalities who may or may not have politically valid opinions. But let's face it, celebrity endorsements are cultural collatera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Jay-Z Calls Mitt Romney a "Bitch" at Obama Rally in Ohio

    Following the birth of his daughter, Blue Ivy, rumors that Jay-Z was stripping the word "bitch" from his vernacular began surfacing earlier this year. However, "the story that he wont use the word bitches anymore since having the baby is B.S.," TMZ founder Harvey Levin tweeted in January. "He neve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Lollapalooza 2012, Day One: M83, Black Sabbath, Die Antwoord, Afghan Wigs, TEED

    See also "Fashion Freakouts at Lollapalooza 2012." The first of three days of music in the hot cauldron of Grant Park in Chicago is now one for the history books. Black Sabbath (or at least three-quarters of them) got back together; M83 lit up the skies and our hearts; and the lines at the water ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Was Tupac Shakur a Homophobe? Three Signs Makaveli Loved Gay People

    At six feet, four inches and nearly 300 pounds, Suge Knight was once hip-hop's most respected feared label executive. The Death Row Records capo was often ruthless and his questionable business practices regularly involved physical violence. Rumors that he threatened to throw Vanilla Ice off a hot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Eating House, The Broken Shaker Turn Easter Candy Into a Boozy Brunch

    On Sunday, the Easter Bunny will hippity hop over to Miami, leaving a trail of candy in his wake. You could just eat the Peeps and Cadbury creme eggs he leaves you-- or you can turn them into a delicious boozy Easter brunch.We asked Miami's favorite pop-ups -- Eating House and the Broken Shaker to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Top Ten Dance Moves at Ultra Music Festival 2012 in Animated GIF!

    ​Have you ever stripped down to your underwear or less, hit a municipal park, gotten drunk and drugged, and done the Sweaty Uhntz-Uhntz at 169 BPMs while 163,000 people watched? Nah, beat freak. We ain't talking about public sex. Just dancing at Ultra Music Festival. Over the weekend, we here at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Demi Moore Loves Miley Cyrus's Penis (Cake)

    Via TMZBut, really, who doesn't? ​Just when you thought the fact that Miley Cyrus loves penis cake was officially too hot to handle ... TMZ has revealed that Miley ain't the only one who's got a need for desserts fashioned after gargantuan shlongs. Yes, it's true, Demi Moore has been implicated i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Dez Bryant Detained After Fight With "Famous Rapper" at Club LIV UPDATE

    photo by Jovie & Mayra Griffith via Wikimedia CommonsDez Bryant​Scratch another notch onto the Fontainebleau, the high-rollin' hotel where Gloria James (allegedly) slapped a valet and where Lil Wayne lost his 305 cred by partying with the Dallas Mavericks after they topped the Heat in the NBA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Is Anyone in Miami Aware the Florida Panthers Don't Suck This Year?

    ​By now most Miamians are vaguely aware that there's a professional sporting concern up in Sunrise that participates in some sort of Canadian folk sport nonsense known as "hockey." But were you aware that this team, which purports to call itself the "Florida Panthers," does not absolutely suck thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Four Haters Behind the Conspiracy to Destroy Juggalos

    Jacob Metcalf's FlickrJuggalos are people too.Though Juggalo parties are loaded with titties and soda pop, and their signature battle cry mating call, "Whoop! Whoop!," would seemingly convey unabashed pride, it's safe to assume that it ain't easy being down with the clown. Everyone loves to rag on ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    October 13, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    Miami is Biblically F*@ked: Caribbean Crazy Ants, Dragon Flies, and Seven Other SoFla Plagues

    ​In the beginning was the swamp. Then God said, "Let there be Miami." And there was. Then he said, "Gimme some beaches with bikini-clad models while I'm at it." And there was that too. All was good.But sometime during the past century, we Miamians went way wrong. Maybe it was the coke or boob impl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Diddy Apologizes for "Ignorant" Comments and Five Other Funny Pop Star Apologies

    ​All was well and good at an Atlanta nightclub this weekend until Sean "Diddy" Combs spotted some dude drinking Grey Goose at his Cîroc sponsored party. "Put that shit down," he yelled, "you in my house." Since 2007, Diddy's been moonlighting as a premium vodka spokesperson, pouring Cîroc do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Surfer Blood Plays Free Miami Show for DWNTWN Concert Series October 14

    ​Surfer Blood is, like, superfamous. The West Palm foursome has been almost singlehandedly spreading South Florida's indie rock message, playing every music festival imaginable, including SXSW, CMJ, and even ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas. In fact, this crew may be the hottest white-boy thang t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Ten Totally Tubular '80s Cartoon Theme Songs

    Jem is excitement!​For any kid who grew up in the '80s, it wasn't about the content of character. It was about the size of Transformer. After school and Saturday mornings, masses of children spent hour after hour parked in front of turn-knob television screens, adjusting rabbit ears, dying to he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Ten Nastiest Feuds in the History of Pop Music

    Mick and Keith might look chummy. But they ain't.​Yesterday, Crossfade reported on Steve Albini's recent beef with Odd Future. Here's the gist: After getting stuck on an airport shuttle with the rambunctious hip-hop collective, the notoriously cranky producer and musician wrote a post on his r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Beyonce, Chris Bosh, and Three Other Secret Celebrity Juggalos

    Are you down with the clown?​​The Insane Clown Posse is the most successful DIY b(r)and in the history of independent music. They move merch like bona fide hustlers, tour like Black Flag in the '80s and serve as the centerpiece of a million-dollar Dark Carnival of spin-off artists and related pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Charlie Sheen Finally Admits He's A Juggalo

    ​Try, if you can, to imagine a grosser Burning Man. Not that the annual, drug-fueled New Age neverland orgy isn't gross. It is. But in addition to the week-long, middle-of-nowhere mass discharge of bodily fluids onto crystals, Burning Man also has mind-boggling works of art and provides a unique, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Tonight on Man vs. Food Nation: Conch and Vanilla Ice in Key West (Video)

    Travel Channel Adam Richman and Vanilla Ice take on Blue Heaven​We wish we had Adam Richman's job. This former soap actor and graduate of the Yale School of Drama has made his mark on the world not by reciting Shakespeare - but by eating massive amounts of food on Travel Channel's Man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    Da Da Da Da Da Da, Five Other Ditties We Take for Granted

    ​On Monday, we met Bobby Kent, former San Diego Chargers musical director, and the man who claims he's responsible for 'da da da da da da... CHARGE!' However on Wednesday, Tony Fox, director of the USC Trojan Marching Band, told us that former USC student Tommy Walker came up with the stadium ditt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Five Bizarre Punk Permutations

    WTF is Hare Krishna hardcore? Ask Shelter.​When punk started brewing in the late '60s and exploded in the '70s, no one could have predicted the exponential permutations the genre would unleash. But as it turns out, the next 40 years were a total landslide of sub-subgenres and multigenerational s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    ¿Que Pasa, M.I.A.? ¡Feliz Navidad from Jose El Rey!

    ¡Feliz Navidad, Miami! As I sit by my Christmas tree and look upon the disco ball ornaments as they glitter and shine, I stroll through my holiday memory lane.This is the time of year that I eat tons of lechon, yuca, and arroz con frijoles. I have no idea what that gelatinous cylinder (that only ex ... More >>

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    January 13, 2000

    Side Dish

    Take her to B.E.D.

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    February 26, 1992
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