Who Sang Minutes of Power? Vanilla Ice

Vanilla Ice Mind Blowin cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: James Brown, Alfred Ellis, Patrick (dj Zero) Rollins, Robert M. (vanilla Ice) Van Winkle, Rodney Oliver
release date: 1994-3-22
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop/Thug Rap
length: 3:51
[Verse 1]
Crank it up, yo, and let me hear that system bump
'cause with this here I gotta get over the hump
And you know what that means (that means)
Kickin' out funky rhymes "G" (rhymes "G")
I got the funky rhymes that'll please (that'll please)
And my jams break overseas (overseas)
So when I come to town be prepared to be hyped up
'cause when the mic's turned on I get psyched up (psyched up)
The V.I.P. gets it started with intro
Bustin' smooth moves on top of instrumental
Turn up the beats in the Jeeps louder
Here we go y'all - with minutes of power

Minutes of power

[Verse 2]
Minutes of power
When I step to the mic - bro
Vanilla Ice does it right
And what I'm sayin' is - Yo!
Ya suckers frontin' what ya wantin' is for me to fade
Thought I was outta here fools
I ain't goin' away
Back with the track that will keep my bank fat
HA! Vanilla's got the flavor for the funky format
And if you're not givin' up the credit I seek
VIP's in the house and they're ready to creep
Now whatcha gonna do when my boys are on you?
You know a hard head makes for a soft shoe
So turn it up for the passengers - LOUDER!
It's Vanilla Killa with the Minutes of Power

[Verse 3]
Walk through the smoke on the stage
And the girls scream
Ice gets 'em hot, then they melt like ice cream
Flowin' with the swiftness
Kickin' it with the quickness
Fella's gettin jealous cause their girlies want a quick kiss
When I'm rolllin' around in my 5.0 drop top
Turning up the sounds
'cause I want to bump the hip hop
People gettin' mad 'cause they hear the big bass hit
I turn it up more just to let cha know I won't quit
Ice has got it locked down and there's no stoppin' it
When I hear a track like this
You know that I'll be rocking it
Sounds so sweet, it could never be sour
Here we go y'all with the
M.......minutes of power

[Verse 4]
Now's the time for the Ice to let a rhyme rip
Loadin' up my lyrics with a 9 double M clip
Shootin' all enemies, you're not even a friend of me
I ain't Spike Lee so I do the wrong thing, G
So down with Luther Campbell OH NO
I don't think so
Travel state to state an' and the Ice man rips shows
Steppin' in my path an' you might get broken
I got it goin' on an' you know I ain't jokin
Power every hour an' the Ice keeps risin
Sellin' out arenas so don't look surprised
When Vanilla shows up an' the place explodes
An' if ya missed it - catch the next episode!
Gather up your troops
Rush 'em to the record store
An' pick up the new LP from the Ice Man
So let the funk flow louder
And let me hit cha - hit cha - hit cha
With the, with the

Minutes (x3) Minutes of Power

CD 1
  • 1 Live Intro
  • 2 Fame
  • 3 Get ’em Now
  • 4 The Wrath
  • 5 Roll ’em Up
  • 6 Hit ’em Hard
  • 7 Smooth Interlude
  • 8 Now & Forever
  • 9 ICEMAN Party
  • 10 Oh My Gosh
  • 11 Minutes of Power
  • 12 I Go Down
  • 13 Bullet on the Chart
  • 14 Phunky Rhymes
  • 15 Blowin’ My Mind
  • 16 Son of a Gun
  • 17 Get Loose