5 This album is therapy to the iceman!Lavorgna84 | 17/01/2011 | See all Lavorgna84's reviews (31)released in 1998, Hard to swallow was a wake up call to all of Ice's critics. This radio unfriendly album is a unique Recording of (in my opinion) the greatest rapper of all time. Ice calls it HIP-ROCK. and as you guess, it mixes both together. This is a pretty heavy album and the re-birth of vanilla Ice.....ice4life.