The cream of early 90s American chart rap is heading to Scotland next year.
Vanilla Ice, who first shot to the top of the charts with his Queen-sampling hit ‘Ice, Ice, Baby’, headlines the ‘I Love the ’90s’ tour alongside New York hit factory Salt-n-Pepa and ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper Coolio.
Representing the even smoother, shoulder padded side of 90s r’n’b are Color Me Badd, Tone Loc and Young MC. The full ensemble will come to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 30 September.
Although this particular era in music became the subject of parody in the years since several of these artists shifted millions of albums, a newfound appreciation has emerged in recent times.
Vanilla Ice – real name Robert Van Winkle – made headlines in October when he ignored an evacuation order and weathered Hurricane Matthew in his South Florida home.
More recently, his scheduled ‘Vanilla Ice on Ice’ show – where fans at London’s Alexandra Palace bought tickets to skate during one of his performances at Christmas – was pulled without explanation.