Vanilla Ice Is Back!

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Vanilla Ice Is Back!
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Remix album by Vanilla Ice
Released November 4, 2008
Genre Hip hop, reggae, rap rock
Label Cleopatra Records
Vanilla Ice chronology
The Best of Vanilla Ice
(1999)
Vanilla Ice Is Back!
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[1]
IGN (3.7/10)[2]
In Utah This Week 1.5/4 stars[3]

Vanilla Ice Is Back! is an album by the rapper Vanilla Ice. Released in 2008 by Cleopatra Records, it is a cover album containing covers of several popular hip hop tracks, as well as one reggae selection: "Buffalo Soldier", originally performed by Bob Marley.

Production, release and reception[edit]

The album was first released as a digital download on November 4, 2008,[4] and on digital compact disc on November 11, 2008.[5][6] According to Vanilla Ice, he did not have creative control over the production of the album, but he chose most of the songs.[7] IGN reviewer Spence D. wrote "From uninspired rap/rock interpretations to thin voiced funk interpretations on down to the poor synth break beats, [the album] is an embarrassing endeavor that sounds like it should have stayed locked inside Ice's studio (or at the very least leaked on YouTube and passed off as a piss take)."[8]

The cover is based on Elvis Presley's 10th studio album: Elvis Is Back!.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original performer Length
1. "Ice Ice Baby" Vanilla Ice 4:16
2. "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" The Gap Band 4:45
3. "Fight the Power" Public Enemy 4:31
4. "Jump Around" House of Pain 3:14
5. "Baby Got Back" Sir Mix-a-Lot 4:20
6. "You Gots to Chill" EPMD 3:40
7. "I Got It Made" Special Ed 3:41
8. "Buffalo Soldier" Bob Marley 3:44
9. "Treat 'Em Right" Chubb Rock 4:45
10. "Insane in the Brain" Cypress Hill 3:46
11. "Ice Ice Baby (Rock Hero Mix)" Vanilla Ice 4:10
12. "Ice Ice Baby (Club Crasher Mix)" Vanilla Ice 4:27
13. "Ice Ice Baby (New Romantic Mix)" Vanilla Ice 4:53

Samples[edit]

Buffalo Soldier

  • "Change the Beat (Female Version)" by Beside

Insane in the Brain

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://allmusic.com/album/vanilla-ice-is-back-hip-hop-classics-r1442718
  2. ^ IGN review
  3. ^ In Utah This Week review
  4. ^ "ASIN: B001I1TU2Y". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  5. ^ "ASIN: B001GF9M5W". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  6. ^ "Overview of Ice Is Back: Hip Hop Classics". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  7. ^ Van Winkle, Rob (October 28, 2008). "Vanilla Ice Blog - NEW ALBUM!". Vanilla Ice.com. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  8. ^ Spence D. (November 24, 2008). "Review of Vanilla Ice Is Back!". IGN. Retrieved 2009-02-27.