The Vanilla Effect? GQ Takes A Look At Vanilla Ice's Influence On Style In Hip-Hop

The Vanilla Effect? ‘GQ’ Takes A Look At Vanilla Ice’s Influence On Style In Hip-Hop

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Stop, collaborate and listen: could it be that Vanilla Ice’s style was ahead of time? We know, but just hear us out on this one. GQ calls the ’90s guilty pleasure hip-hop’s best kept style secret, and we can totally understand why the game has kept this one mum. But lyrics aside (wax a chump like a candle?), he did sport some flashy fashion. True, he wasn’t the only one taking fashion risks. But today’s hottest in the game like A$AP Rocky aren’t necessarily wearing their clothing backward like Kris Kross (yet!), or have fully given in to MC Hammer’s genie pants. So we might have to give it to Vanilla Ice after all. Too cold.

Check out the new school who seems to have been inspired by Vanilla Ice.


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  • BlackTruth

    they just are so desperate to try to give the yhte man credit for something that has NOTHING to do with him!!! ASAP is wearing a Lacoste shirt for god’s sake? I could have brought the same shirt from Macys last year. that has absolutely nothing to do with Vanilla Ice and it’s definitely NOT because of his “influence.”

    • 420eastcoast

      Well said!

    • Outstandingworldcititzen

      Wreaks of desperation! What influence?! He stole piece of this, pinch of that etc. He brought
      nothing to rap culture that wasn’t there already it was just projected
      on a cute white boy. The only white rapper who has
      gravitas in the game and longevity is Marshall Mathers. Done. (dropping

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