“Ice Ice Baby” was initially released as the B-side to Van Winkle’s cover of “Play That Funky Music“, but the single was not initially successful. When a disc jockey played “Ice Ice Baby” instead, it began to gain success. “Ice Ice Baby” was the first hip hop single to top the Billboardcharts. Topping the Australian, Dutch, Irish, Italian and UK charts, the song helped diversify hip hop by introducing it to a mainstream audience.
Alright so Vanilla Ice sucks, I agree; but this song was the only thing running in my head while watching P-Rod perform because that dude had ICE in his veins. What a stunning performance.
In the Prelims, with surprise guest Geoff Rowley adding color commentary on the mic, Flip pro Luan Oliveira set the bar with his mix of pop and transition skills. After a dominant display of power and finesse, Luan looked set to stay atop the leaderboard. The reigning king of SLS, however, was right on his heels—Nyjah qualified second. But it would be either of these guys’ day. Expectations of a win have nagged P-Rod all year—not least from himself. In Portland, under tremendous pressure from sponsors and his fellow SLS Pros, he delivered.
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