Thursday, August 31, 2006

Vanilla Ice: On the Comeback Trail!

Hattiesburg American - - Hattiesburg, Miss.: "Vanilla Ice is still sizzlin' - on the college circuit anyway.

The once-famous hip-hop artist of the early 1990s, will take the stage at the Phi Kappa Tau house at 10 p.m. Sept. 9 following the University of Southern Mississippi's first home football game of the season.

'We were looking to do something bigger and popular than the bands we usually go with,' said fraternity president Dylan Mezey, 21, whose brother is the booking agent. 'He was able to get in touch with some artists in our price range.'

Mezey said the show's cost is about $10,000.

'We were able to get this kind of event through sponsorship from businesses around town,' Mezey said.

Vanilla Ice is scheduled to play a few of his old-school hits and some new songs.

'He's gone back to his rap roots,' Mezey said.

Tickets are $10 and can be bought at the fraternity house. For more information, call (601) 266-4806."


Jayme Lynn Blaschke said...

When Vanilla Ice hit it big, I had a friend in college who laughed his @$$ off regarding Ice's "Miami gangsta" roots. His brother'd gone to school with him at Plano High, and apparently he was the biggest suburban white boy poseur ever. That he was able to dupe so many people for so long about his "street cred" is hilarious.

Unknown said...

Kinda hard to rebuild your street cred when you're playing frat houses.