W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus)

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W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus)
Studio album by Vanilla Ice
Released August 30, 2011 (2011-08-30)
Recorded 2008–2010
Genre Hip hop, acoustic, country, country rap, techno, electronica, crunk, reggae, horrorcore, rap rock
Label Radium
Vanilla Ice chronology
Platinum Underground
(2005)
W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus)
(2011)
Singles from W.F.T. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus)
  1. "Turn It Up"
    Released: July 4, 2010 (2010-07-04)
  2. "Born On Halloween"
    Released: October 9, 2010 (2010-10-09)
  3. "Rock Star Party"
    Released: April 26, 2011 (2011-04-26)

W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus), also known as W.T.F. or just WTF, is the sixth studio album by American rapper Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle). Originally scheduled for a 2009 release, it was officially released as a digital download on August 30, 2011 through Radium Records.

In contrast to some previous releases by Van Winkle, the album included notable active collaborators Cowboy Troy and the Insane Clown Posse, both artists that Van Winkle has been an open fan of. It also includes songs with a variety of genre influences, ranging from straightforward hip hop to rap rock to country music and others.

History[edit]

The album was first announced on Robert Van Winkle's Twitter account under the title Yesterday Is History, Tomorrow Is A Mystery, scheduled for an initial 2009 release on StandBy Records.[1] The album was completed in February 2010, and it was announced that its new title would be WTF, an initialism for Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus.[2][3][4] On May 17, 2010, the album's track listing was revealed through Van Winkle's official website.[5] The album was officially released on August 30, 2011 as a digital download through Amazon MP3 and iTunes on Radium Records.[6][7] The album has since been released on CD by Radium Records.[8]

Music[edit]

The album touches upon diverse musical genres, including hip hop,[3][4] acoustic,[3][4] country[3][4] and techno.[3][4] It features guest appearances by Insane Clown Posse and Cowboy Troy.[9][10]

A song with Kid Rock was recorded back in 2009 but was not released.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Vanilla Ice. 

No. Title Length
1. "Turn It Up"   3:24
2. "Rock Star Party"   2:38
3. "Good Times" (featuring Cowboy Troy) 4:05
4. "Cadillac Ninjaz"   3:13
5. "Nightmare Disco"   3:03
6. "Born On Halloween" (featuring Violent J) 4:05
7. "Wit Dat"   4:05
8. "Bought & Sold" (featuring Ruckus) 3:45
9. "My Way" (featuring Ruckus) 3:37
10. "5446"   3:08
11. "Oh Momma"   1:36
12. "Impossible Mission"   2:23
13. "Hooked" (Unplugged) 1:55
14. "King of the Daredevils (skit)"   2:09
15. "Da Ha Da Ha" (featuring Cowboy Troy) 5:05
16. "Bought & Sold" (Brandon Bishop remix) 3:15
Total length:
51:26

Samples[edit]

Born on Halloween

Oh Momma

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bilinski, Michael (August 3, 2009). "New album from Vanilla Ice". Philadelphia: Underground Music Examiner. 
  2. ^ Sweet Tweets... with a Side of Vanilla Ice! | Lopez Tonight
  3. ^ a b c d e Brundage, Kurt M. (February 19, 2010). "Vanilla Ice's new album – WTF – Pre-orders". Ultrax. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Vanilla Ice (Feb 18, 2010). "9324195822". Twitter. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  5. ^ Brundage, Kurt M. (May 17, 2010). "New album! WTF Now available!". Ultrax. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "WTF: Vanilla Ice: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - Wtf by Vanilla Ice". Itunes.apple.com. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Vanilla Ice "WTF" CD - Vanilla Ice". Indiemerch.com. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  9. ^ Twitter / You can pre order the new album WTF on Vanillaice.com now ! Calabs with @ICP , Slim Thug, @Cowboy Troy, @Mike Clark, and more.
  10. ^ Twitter / Vanilla Ice: Check this out, It just recorded a song for the new record WTF with @ICP called Born On Halloween, wait till you hear it! Whoop whoop !