Bi-Polar (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Bi-Polar
Type = Album
Artist = V-Ice


Released = October 23, 2001
Recorded =
Genre = Alternative metal, hardcore hip hop, nu metal, rap rock
Length = 72:02
Label = Liquid 8 Records
Producer = Ice
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|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]
Chronology = Vanilla Ice
Last album = "The Best of Vanilla Ice"
(1999)
This album = "Bi-Polar"
(2001)
Next album = "Platinum Underground"
(2005)
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
Type = Album
Single 1 = Elvis Killed Kennedy
Single 1 date = 2001
Single 2 = Insane Killas
Single 2 date = 2001

"Bi-Polar" is the sixth studio album by Vanilla Ice. Released by Liquid 8 Records, through BMG, the album was initially planned as a double album consisting 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 music figures 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 Clan affiliate 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 Allmusic called "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]

Track listing

"Skabz"

"Bomb Tha System"

References

External links

*allmusicguide|id=10:kcfrxqu0ld6e~T0|label=Bi-Polar


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