This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

This Day In Hip Hop and Rap History

August 28th - Vanilla Ice releases his classic chart-topping multi-platinum selling debut album “To The Extreme”, on SBK Records, on this day in 1990.

“To The Extreme” was originally released in 1989 on the indie label Ichiban Records and titled “Hooked” before his contract was bought out by SBK and re-released with new album artwork.

Hip-Hop’s first white superstar would go on to sell over 15 million copies of “To The Extreme” worldwide, making it the biggest-selling rap album at the time.

Vanilla Ice would produce the album along with Darryl Williams, Kim Sharp and Khayree.

“To The Extreme” contained the singles “I Love You”, a re-working of Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music” and the classic “Ice, Ice Baby”.