“With respect to all of the artists, the song doesn’t really do it for me,” Vanilla Ice says during an interview with GQ. “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.”
Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and newcomer Ty Dolla $ign all collaborated on the new leading track for the movie, and can be listened to below:
In 1991, Vanilla Ice performed “Ninja Rap” for the THEN remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze. (Ice also appeared in the film as himself.) Check that out below:
Last year, Vanilla Ice, whose biggest hit was 1990’s “Ice Ice Baby,” said that he changed the way Rap music was made.
“Sampling barriers, I broke down,” Vanilla Ice said at the time. “They made a spectacle out of it and it made it okay for Puff Daddy and everybody else to go make music. They figured it out. There was nobody before me that I could use as a guideline. [I] took rap mainstream. I had the first Rap song that had ever been No. 1 on the Pop charts. The most-sold Rap record in the history of the world, and that’s extreme. 160 million. The fastest-selling [Hip Hop album] of all time, and it still stands today. I don’t think it will ever be broken at this point.”
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is slated to arrive in theaters this Friday, August 8th.