Originally Posted by Car54
Does Vanilla Ice count as gangsta rap? I like Ice Ice Baby.
Interesting you should ask.
Vanilla Ice, with Ice Ice Baby, is partly responsible for West Coast Gangsta Rap "Death Row Records". Shug Knight ( oh yes, he is on THE LIST ) went to his hotel room with a couple of Crip thugs and "convinced" Robert/Vanilla to sign over 50% of his share of the proceeds to a known criminal associate (Mario Johnson) of Knights, with which they GREATLY enhanced their pocketbook, taking an idea and making a company out of it.
Without the success of Ice Ice Baby, Death Row would not have had the long money needed to produce some of their first "artists" and thus lift the likes of 2Pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop from the street corners to "best selling artists".
That's right "hardcore" lovers. Some skinny white boy with ridiculous hair is the reason you have some of your favorite "artists' " work on CD.
Talk about truth bein' a bitch..... LOL