In Brief

* 1/2 Vanilla Ice, "Mind Blowin'," ERG. Not long after his 1990 debut album sold 15 million copies worldwide, this white pop rapper suffered career meltdown. Now he's back, still doing pop rap, but with tougher content to fit today's gangsta-ized climate. He's also whining about being victimized by media lies. As a rapper he's as lame as ever, still sounding like a preppie wannabe. And that new dread hairdo--he's gotta be kidding.

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