Name = Bi-Polar
Artist = V-Ice
October 23, 2001
Alternative metal, hardcore hip hop, nu metal, rap rock
Length = 72:02
Label = Liquid 8 Records
Producer = Ice
Reviews = *
AllmusicRating|1.5|5 [http://wc06.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wvfexqw0ldfe~T1 link]
Rolling Stone Album Guide" Rating|1|5
Yahoo! Music(mixed) [http://music.yahoo.com/read/review/12061784 link]
Last album = "
The Best of Vanilla Ice"
This album = "Bi-Polar"
Next album = "
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Bi-Polar"
Type = Studio album
Lower caption = "Bomb Tha System" cover. Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Hot Sex"
Type = Studio album
Lower caption = 2003 reissue of "Bomb Tha System". Singles
Name = Bi-Polar
Single 1 = Elvis Killed Kennedy
Single 1 date = 2001
Single 2 = Insane Killas
Single 2 date = 2001
"Bi-Polar" is the sixth
studio albumby Vanilla Ice. Released by Liquid 8 Records, through BMG, the album was initially planned as a double albumconsisting of one disc of rock music ("Skabz") and one disc of hip hop music ("Bomb Tha System"). Before the album's release, it was decided that the two parts of the album would be released on one disc, with each part labeled.cite web |url=http://www.vanillaice.com/KM/albumpages/bipolar.htm |title=Vanilla Ice discography - "Bi-Polar" |accessdate=2008-04-04 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=VanillaIce.com] cite journal |url=http://dir.salon.com/story/ent/music/feature/2002/01/03/ice/index.html |title=Ice capades |accessdate=2007-11-10 |last=Vontz |first=Andrew |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher= Salon.com] Each side of the booklet features a different cover for each part. "Skabz" features appearances from heavy metal musicfigures such as Josh "Gnar" Brainard, Roy Mayorga, and Billy Milano. "Bomb Tha System" notably features appearances from Insane Poetry's Psycho, Chuck D(of Public Enemy fame), the Insane Clown Posse, and Wu-Tang Clanaffiliate La the Darkman.cite web |url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1430310/20000425/i_c_p.jhtml |title=Vanilla Ice Wrestles ICP For New Album |accessdate=2008-02-05 |last=Johnson |first=Tina |coauthors= |date= April 25, 2000|work= |publisher= MTV News]
In the initial publicity for the album, Vanilla Ice claimed that the album would feature a guest appearance from
Lenny Kravitz.cite web |url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1435112/20001026/vanilla_ice.jhtml |title=Vanilla Ice Picks "Skabz" On Next LP |accessdate=2008-02-05 |last=Saidman |first=Sorelle |coauthors= |date= October 26, 2000|work= |publisher= MTV News] Although Vanilla Ice is credited as "V-Ice" and "Ice" on the album, there was never any intent to change his stage name. The performer is quoted as saying "people are asking me that question [...] there's no name change. I'm proud of it and I'm not trying to run from anything or hide from anything." According to a BMG executive, sales were "not bad...for Vanilla Ice. That's pretty respectable. Seriously." [cite news |url=http://vanillaicecentral.com/july402interview.html |title=Ice Ice Maybe |accessdate=2007-11-10 |last=Wilonsky |first=Robert |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher= Dallas Observer] Bradley Torreano of Allmusiccalled "Elvis Killed Kennedy", the track in which Chuck D makes a guest appearance, "the best song on the album." [cite web |url=http://wc06.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:wvfexqw0ldfe~T1 |title=Review of "Bipolar" |accessdate=2008-01-05 |last=Torreano |first=Bradley |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher= Allmusic] "The New Rolling Stone Album Guide" gave the album one out of five stars. [cite book |last=Kemp |first=Rob |authorlink= |coauthors= |editor=Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian |others= |title=The New Rolling Stone Album Guide |origdate= |origyear= |origmonth= |url= |format= |accessdate= |accessyear= |accessmonth= |edition=fourth edition |series= |volume= |date= |year=2004 |month= |publisher=Simon and Schuster |location= |language= |isbn=0743201698 |oclc= |doi= |id= |pages=pages 843—844 |chapter= |chapterurl= |quote= ] The "Bomb tha System" section of the album was reissued under the title "Hot Sex" on July 22, 2003.cite web |url=http://www.vanillaice.com/KM/albumpages/hotsex.htm |title=Vanilla Ice discography - "Hot Sex" |accessdate=2008-04-04 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher=VanillaIce.com] [cite web |url=http://wc06.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kxfqxq8aldae~T0 |title="Hot Sex" > Overview |accessdate=2008-01-26 |last= |first= |coauthors= |date= |work= |publisher= Allmusic]
"Bomb Tha System"
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