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Vanilla Ice Biography
Robert Matthew Van Winkle (born October 31, 1967), best known by his stage name Vanilla Ice is an American rapper. Born in Dallas, Texas, United States, and raised in Texas and South Florida, Van Winkle started his musical career in 1988 and released his debut album, ‘Hooked’, in 1989 through Ichiban Records. He soon signed a contract with SBK Records, which released a reformatted version of that album under the title ‘To the Extreme’. Van Winkle’s single “Ice Ice Baby” was the first hip-hop single to top the Billboard chartsGenres: 90s, Hip-Hop, rap.