Return of The Chin

by Humberto Guida
10.31.2012

As Jersey Shore caps its final season, what better time to hark back at the era of the fist-pumping, house music loving Guido culture through the eyes of the over-the-top Guido phenomenon Vinny the Chin?

Vinny The Chin, a fixture in the New York club scene, Strong Island legend, and a viral video star. Some of you may remember my expose on Vinny in my first ever post on Clubplanet. Following the boombastic response from that story, Vinny The Chin rose to iconic heights (relatively speaking), from television spots to endorsements raining all over his greasy ass. During the course of my interview with Vinny, which diverted to ass-waxing for some reason, I learned of his new viral documentary. And by viral I mean various forms of VD, he says so himself.

Aptly titled Vinny The Chin: The Long Island Legend, it chronicles Vinny’s last summer making his mark on The Hamptons, the trials and tribulations of partying, and the effects tanning and roiding has had on him and his anatomy, plus some of the more ridiculous situations he has found himself in over the last year as he’s tried to capitalize on his newfound infamy. It’s quite an emotional roller coaster. Seriously, The Situation has nothing on this guy. A trailer can be seen here. The buzz around Vinny has led to sponsorships by everything from Ed Hardy Vodka to Juiced Watches, just for just being the biggest, baddest, most hardcore Guido in the scene.

It’s honestly amazing Vinny is still alive considering how hard he’s hit the party scene since his big break out. As Vinny puts it, “I didn’t pussy out and end up in rehab. I don’t have a drug problem. I handle them fine.” He then asked me if I have a problem with that, and if I did we could settle it in an MMA ring at some point because in between the partying Vinny likes to “Fuck shit up under the unified rules of professional mixed martial arts.” That commitment to the Guido’s favorite sport has actually garnered him a MMA reporting gig with CageJunkies.

So as you can tell, although there are times where this guy doesn’t seem like the brightest Guido on the dancefloor, he’s making the most out of his reputation on the media tip. You can even catch him hosting his show on Groove Fox Radio where he’s been blasting his Vinny The Chin soundtrack, with a tracklist of memorable odes to the GTL lifestyle such as “Pop Your Pecs” and “I’m Number Fucking One”.

Veteran house music producers including Chuck Demonte, El El Sharptone, Mike Hush and Jean Elan worked on these tracks. And yes they are worth playing in the club, in the car, and in a packed subway car. Check out it out here. But there’s way too much about his experiences and outlook on life to pen here. For the full unedited, uncensored audio recording of my conversation with Vinny The Chin, click on this.


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