Since he appeared in 1991’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, Vanilla Ice has been indelibly linked to the Heroes in a Half Shell. Who among us can forget that iconic scene when Ice, lines shaved into his head and all, busts out an impromptu rap about ninjas who also happen to be turtles? That is, after all, a completely natural reaction to seeing a bunch of human-sized amphibians running around, talking, and fighting evil henchmen. We recently got our first taste of the soundtrack for Jonathan Liebesman’s upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, and Ice has some definite thoughts on the matter.
Notable hip-hop artists Juicy J., Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign got together with Madsonik and Kill the Noise to deliver the song “Shell Shocked.” This is the first track off of the Atlantic Records soundtrack, and we can only assume it will be the hot song of the summer. It’s not exactly my cup of tea, or particularly original, but what the hell. To be honest, I wasn’t exactly expecting a stellar audio experience. Let’s just say, this ain’t no “Batdance.” Apparently Mr. Ice has similar feelings.