Go ninja, go ninja, go…
Vanilla Ice Criticizes New Ninja Turles Rap
The New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie is bringing the classic 90’s cartoon/toy line up to date for a new generation. This of course includes the turtles’ rap theme song, which is now an EDM-themed collaboration between Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign.
But Vanilla Ice, originator of the “go ninja, go ninja, go!” Ninja Rap has a few thoughts on the updated turtle theme. Via GQ:
That cartoon about crime-fighting mutant turtles eating pizza you loved as a kid is now, again, a live action explosionfest. And in the grand tradition of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, there’s a new “Ninja Rap” about, well, crime-fighting mutant turtles eating pizza: “Shell Shocked” by Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign. So we asked Vanilla Ice, the original rap ninja and guest music critic, to review the new track.
Vanilla Ice: “With respect to all of the artists, the song doesn’t really do it for me. It feels a little artificial—what I mean by that is that it sounds like a bunch of executives in the corporate world put it together. It really does not fit the theme of the Ninja Turtles legend. I think you have to understand, and be a true Ninja, to possess the Magic to really pull off the secret sound.”
Vanilla Ice was a walking commercial himself back in the day…but do you think he’s right about the “non-organic” nature of the heroes on a half shell and their new anthem??