Yes, the New TMNT Movie Has a Rap Song, and Yes, It Is Hilariously Terrible

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bill-swift - July 23, 2014

It remains to be seen whether the Michael Bay-produced, Jonathan Liebesman-directed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is any good. Personally I have my doubts, but I'm trying to keep an open mind.

One thing we know for sure right now, though, is that the new flick will carry on the tradition of having a really terrible original rap song on the soundtrack.

Now obviously, it's not easy to follow in the footsteps of a rap legend like Vanilla Ice, who changed popular music forever when he recorded "Ninja Rap 2" for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II back in 1991. However, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla $ign were brave enough to take a stab at it. And while the chorus "Knock, Knock, You About to Get Shell-Shocked" doesn't roll of the tongue as smoothly as "Go Ninja, Go Ninja, Go," it's still pretty fantastic.

Don't take my word for it, though. Have a listen to the new song above. Then, after you've let the knew one sink in a bit, compare it to Ice's 1991 classic below.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot hits theaters August 8, 2014.