Robert Van Winkle gained the nickname Vanilla Ice by being the only white kid breakdancing on a street in Dallas. He didn’t care for it but, it stuck. He dabbled in rap but didn’t get serious about it until he broke his ankle in a motocross race. “Ice Ice Baby” was actually the B side to his first single “Play that Funky Music.” A Georgia DJ started playing the B side instead of the A and he got a good response from his audience. Soon other radio stations hopped on “Ice Ice Baby” and it became a big hit. Vanilla has never been able to duplicate the success of “Ice Ice Baby” but he’s still trying. Another rapper celebrates his birthday today. Adam Horowitz, or Ad-Roc is a vocalist and guitarist in the legendary Beastie Boys. They’re one of the most successful rap groups of all-time with seven platinum albums to their credit. They were inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year. Only two other rap groups are in the Rock Hall – Run D.M.C. and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Both Vanilla and Ad-Roc are in their 40s. Who’s older?