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Vanilla Ice Comeback: Rob Van Winkle Talks Reality Show, New Movie And Album

Is Vanilla Ice making a comeback? He just might be. The rapper, whose real name is Rob Van Winkle, stopped by "Good Day New York" on Friday, and it turns out he's actually quite busy. Ice talked about the return of his reality show "The Vanilla Ice Project" for its second season, as well as film and music project he has in the works.

While his hip-hop career was going through an extended fallow period, Vanilla Ice built himself a successful real estate career, which is the focus of his DIY reality show "The Vanilla Ice Project." Ice talked about how the show, which features him investing in distressed properties in Palm Beach, Florida, fixing them up and selling them. The genesis of the project happened when DIY executives asked him one thing they didn't know about him, and he told them that, "I've been invested pretty good in real estate and had a good success at it. So I got a call back a few years later and now I have a show." Reflecting on the current market, Ice emphasized that there's still opportunity to be found. "Well, it's evolved, but it's better today than ever, investing-wise. You've got short-sales and foreclosures, which everybody knows, but there's tax liens and auctions that you can get in on, and you can crush it if you know the right area."

He also has a part in an upcoming movie starring Adam Sandler, called "I Hate You Dad," which comes out on Father's Day. Ice revealed that he plays a character named Uncle Vanny, who's been Sander's character's best friend since high school. And to prove that he's evolved into a triple-threat, Ice has a new album coming out entitled "WTF," which he explained stands for "Wisdom, Tenacity and Focus." The man has always had a way with words.

"The Vanilla Ice Project" returns for its second season on Saturday, January 21 at 10:00 p.m. EST on DIY.

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