About Vanilla IceVanilla Ice, real name Robert Mathew Van Winkle, is a rapper from the United States, South Dallas. His debut album Hooked was released in 1989 under the label Ichibin Records, but did not attract popular attention. He rose to prominence after the same album was reformed, entitled To the Extreme and released through SBK Records. The record featured Vanilla’s single “Ice Ice Baby”, which soon became the first rap song to top the mainstream Billboard charts. Vanilla Ice net worth is currently estimated at $18 million dollars.
Although the contract with SBK brought Van Winkle a popular recognition, in one of his interviews the artist admitted he later regretted signing this deal. SBK changed Vanilla’s music style so drastically, that his tracks became hardly recognizable to himself. It even published fabricated histories about his early life, trying to mold Robert into one of the teenage gods. Vanilla Ice net worth did not compensate for the loss of control over his own personality and pushed the artist into such a deep depression, he even tried to commit suicide.