Q | Season 5 | May 21, 2012 | 5:51

Rob Van Winkle reflects on "Vanilla Ice" in Studio Q

Rob Van Winkle, better known around the world as Vanilla Ice, reflects back on his early days in Miami, to his meteoric rise as a 90's rap sensation, to his equally meteoric fall from the spotlight, and the gifts his journey have provided.

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