April 13, 2004
October 13, 2011
Claim to fame:
Pre-dated Eminem by a decade as the first "white" rapper to hit the charts with 2 top-10 albums and a (failed) feature film. He was also an accomplished motorcycle racer and named by People magazine as one of the "50 most beautiful people" of 1990.
Where are they now?
His music career fizzled after 9 months. Virtually bankrupt by the early 90s Vanilla Ice was forced to supplement his income by cycle racing and touring overseas. A much publicized descent into drugs and obscurity forced Ice to clean-up his "act" and, after the birth of his daughter, return to touring and recording. Currently in smaller and little-known venues.
October 2004: Currently appearing on a reality TV show in the UK, called The Farm, where celebrities have to run a farm.