Like the Battle of the Alamo, most rap battles are won through perseverance and end with a nation unable to forget. Savor the poetry of a decorated veteran with this GrouponLive deal to see Vanilla Ice at Zouk. For $12, you get two general-admission tickets on Saturday, March 10, at 10 p.m. (up to a $24.60 value, including all fees).
Rap icon Vanilla Ice flaunts his moves and linguistic flair as he kicks off Zouk’s ‘90s Party with an arsenal of irresistible beats. Best known for his influential 1991 Grammy-nominated opus, “Ice Ice Baby,” Robert Van Winkle’s steely alter ego, Vanilla Ice, has persevered through more than two decades of changes in the musical climate by reinventing himself as funk musician, hardcore rapper, and rapper-rocker. Like an eager LASIK surgeon, Vanilla has stayed in the public eye, flaunting a current media blitzkrieg that includes the hit home-improvement series The Vanilla Ice Project, a role in the upcoming Adam Sandler vehicle That’s My Boy, and a genre-juggling new album entitled W.T.F.: Wisdom–Tenacity–Focus.
As host and featured performer of Zouk’s ‘90s blowout, Ice heats up the neon-lit discothèque’s floor with a cache of hip-hop classics such as “Play That Funky Music” or “Ninja Rap.” Amid multiple levels of overstuffed couches, chandeliers hanging overhead, and velvet walls, patrons enjoy a taste of nostalgia by singing along and trading pogs.