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

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W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus)
Vanilla Ice WTF.jpg
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
W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus)
Singles from W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus)
  1. "Turn It Up"
    Released: July 4, 2010
  2. "Born on Halloween"
    Released: October 9, 2010
  3. "Rock Star Party"
    Released: April 26, 2011

W.T.F. (Wisdom, Tenacity And Focus), also known as W.T.F. or just WTF, is the sixth - and to date, most recent - 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.


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]


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 Violent J of Insane Clown Posse and Cowboy Troy.[9][10]

A song with Kid Rock and Slim Thug was recorded back in 2009 but was not released. Two electronica songs were also scrapped from the finished album as well as a comedy rap song featuring The Lonely Island and Adam Sandler, recorded on the set of That's My Boy.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Vanilla Ice.

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


Born on Halloween


Oh Momma


  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 !