Being a white artist in a predominantly Black art form, Vanilla Ice was under more scrutiny than his contemporaries. He’d been hounded for sampling Queen’s “Under Pressure”, which only contributed to a laundry list of alleged transgressions against hip-hop. From being a “musical…[and] economic phenomenon”, his fall was cemented after the airing of Jim Carrey’s “White, White Baby” and a brutal interview with Arsenio Hall in quick succession, which had called his blatant whiteness to attention.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here