Musicians Who Now Work A Normal Job

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How weird would it be to walk into a law firm or meet your house renovator and realize the person you're working with is a former superstar musician? Those things could happen, because some former musicians have given up the limelight and now​ work totally normal jobs.

Few rappers rose to fame as quickly as Vanilla Ice did back in 1990, when "Ice Ice Baby" was all over the radio and his album To the Extreme was number one for four months. But it's also true that few rappers have gone out of favor as quickly as Vanilla Ice did. Between acting in his own movie, to his cameo in and theme song for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick, to his follow-up album that yielded no hits and didn't even chart, Ice fell hard and fast. At one point in the mid-nineties, he was left just dabbling in music while building a reputation as a competitive Jet Ski racer, before returning to the studio to make a rap-metal album aimed at the Limp Bizkit crowd.

But then Ice did something remarkable. He took some of those "Ice Ice Baby" residuals and invested in real estate. He became quite adept at buying properties, fixing them up, and reselling them at a higher value, a practice commonly known as "flipping." To the surprise of just about everyone but Ice himself, he was really good at it. He became more or less a full-time real-estate mogul and remodeling expert, creating his own company and even starring in his own reality TV series, The Vanilla Ice Project, on the DIY network. He still tours occasionally, but his hip-hop concerns take a back seat to his house-flipping responsibilities.

Watch the video to find out about more musicians who now work a normal job!

#VanillaIce #KevinJonas #ErykahBadu

Vanilla Ice | 0:14
Erykah Badu | 1:30
Danny Bonaduce | 2:24
Al Green | 3:26
Capital D | 4:31
Jeff "Skunk" Baxter | 5:37
Terry Chimes | 6:41
Dave Rowntree | 7:35
Kevin Jonas | 8:32
Greg Graffin | 9:27

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Would you rather be a famous musician or a regular person with a normal job?

Author — Grunge

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Title should read: "Musicians and actors who went on to other things"

Author — Holocene Times

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How are half of these even 'normal' jobs? I was waiting to hear about a guy working at Target or something. Lol

Author — Brimadawna

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Why TF is Erykah on this? She tours 9 months out of the year, EVERY year, and definitely isn’t finish with music.

Author — Mellow williams

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Erykah Ba-doula...😜. I’m sorry, I had to.

Author — A A

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Erykah Badu’s still a super star, thank you very much!

Author — piecesofme

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imagine being on your deathbed in a hospice and Ms. erykah badu walks in to spiritually comfort you
<3

Author — Calum Nesbitt

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Erykah does that on the side she is still highly successful and still/currently on tours and etc

Author — Destiny Jasmine

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wow what erkya does isn't a job, its straight-up kindness and selflessness

Author — Angela B

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Vanilla Ice running his own company is not what most would call a regular job. Danny's still a star but radio instead of TV.

Author — hydrolito

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Your definition of a "normal" job and my definition of a "normal" job are very different things....

Author — davidalex565

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Bonaduce was a child ACTOR, not a musician.

Author — Fi Handley

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I thought this was going to be about flash-in-the-pan musicians who work at Burger King.

Author — Paul Smith

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>Works for the US Government in Counter-terrorism and war games
> "Normal Job"


Ok.

Author — Lunar Shift

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So being a representative of the Warriors is a normal job ok sign me up

Author — _ BiggDaddyShuggsTM

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Erykah is a kind musician and doing noble job... Makes me happy

Author — Nova Chamber

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They forgot to mention me who used to be a starving musician and now a starving salesman.

Author — Tansu Tumer

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"Normal" is not what I would call these jobs, but they're definitely "above average" jobs

Author — Mr. Person Humanson

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You guys forgot "Q Lazzarus" whos hit "Goodbye horses" was used in the dance scene of Buffalo Bill in the masterpiece "Silence of the Lambs" She was presumed dead until being found 30 years later.She's been a bus driver on Staten Island now for years and still is to this very day.In her own words: She hates the spotlight and wishes to be left alone.I don't blame her there really.(In case anyone out there was still wondering).

Author — Hobo Workforce Union

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Celebrities have other dream jobs outside of being famous for their talents

Author — Innasia Johnson