Ice was a guy who got big because of the record company but because of that, he was told to lie and do whatever they said because they owned him like most record companies do with artist. He got a bad rap because most people if they were offered that money would fall under that trap too so kinda sucks since he gets blamed for dresing like Hammer and all that crap when the company told him to. Oh well least he didnt commit suicide like a lot of people do in situations like that.
Although the fame was short lived, the Ice man influenced many white rappers today, Ice was the first white man to have the balls to do what was mainly considered black only music.
He now is a heavy metal singer, but still does his rapping. On his latest album, bi-polar, the first half of the album is metal, the second being rap. Featuring ICP on one track.
Most people who defined the ice man dont know what they are talking about, saying he influenced wiggers is wrong because he was around while most of these people were still wearing nappies and probaly listened to him.
One fo the poorest excuses for a musician ever to grace the late 80's/early 90's. He sampled the bassline and piano intro from Queen and David Bowie's "Under Pressure", using it as the only musical basis for the one-hit-wonder, "Ice Ice Baby" and then denied it publicly, claiming it to be coincidence.