New Ninja Turtles Film Features Rap-EDM Theme; Should’ve Used HORSE The Band Instead

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How far we’ve come. It’s 2014 and the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film appears to be a far cry from the cartoon which ran between 1987 and 1996. Being a product of 1991, my pillow cases and toy-boxes have always been littered with the color-coded reptilians, so any TMNT news seems to be good news.

This week, Atlantic Records unveiled the newest film’s theme song, entitled “Shell Shocked.” The electronically produced tune was done by Kill The Noise & Madsonik and features Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign.

The song is cool, I guess. What am I saying? To be honest, it just doesn’t make sense to me. I understand keeping up with pop-culture and all, but this tune just didn’t do it for me.

In all TMNT related songs’ defense, I think HORSE the Band did a fairly good job on their Pizza EP and it deserves some recognition. Why don’t you check out this post and decide which one you’d go with as the theme once it hits the big screens?

“Nobody do it better, all my brothers tryna get some cheddar
We all want our cut like the Shredder
Me and my bros come together for the dough
Bought the orange Lamborghini, call it Michelangelo
With the nunchucks doors and I’m pullin’ up slow
When we fall up in the party, they know anything goes
Check my rolex they say I’m the man of the hour
All this green in my pockets, you can call it turtle power”

“Don’t do it Michaelangelo!”
“It’s no use Leonardo, don’t try talking me out of it.”
“You don’t know what you’re letting yourself in for!”
“A turtles gotta do what a turtles gotta do…”
“Please Michaelangelo, don’t go for pizza!”

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  • Kriston McConnell

    NO
    NO
    NO
    NO
    FOREVER NO

  • bigjess

    yes yes yes, more HORSE !

  • Dickturds

    What the shit? MOAR HORSE the band!

  • Blake Carnell

    No to what? The trash, or Horse the fucking band?!

  • Kriston McConnell

    The trash! Horse The Band kicks ass.

  • Blake Carnell

    Peace be with you beautiful soul

  • Michel Beauvais

    HORSE the band all the way .. seriously the official hip hop one is bullshit