The only way you can forget Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap" from the seminal 1991 motion picture about the ramifications of an evil mob's collaborations with a polluting chemical company is if you weren't alive to remember it in the first place. Once you hear "Go ninja, go ninja, go ninja, go!" it's physically impossible to not lose your fool mind to the rhythm of the groove and start searching for a VHS of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.
But because nothing is ever sacred, the new Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is turning its back on the proud legacy of Vanilla Ice by creating an entirely new and wholly original song for the Megan Fox vehicle. And as with "Ninja Rap" 23 years ago, "Shell Shocked" is very much so a product of its time. For starters, the track has nearly a half-dozen credited artists on it (Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Kill the Noise, Madsonik), because everything these days has to be a collaboration.
It also has that distinctly early 2010s, auto-tuned, electronic backbone that sounds a bit like dub step, a bit like a game of laser tag, and a whole lot like it should be used as the background music in a commercial for a new cell phone. But hey, maybe we're just old and haven't had our morning coffee yet.
Knock, knock, you about to get shell shocked!
Oh, and if you are a more vintage TMNT fan, Strange Kids Club has opened up pre-orders on their Turtle Kong limited edition box set, which contains a fun shirt, stickers, ooze, and a pizza box to store it all in.
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