{Shell Shocked} Original “Ninja” VANILLA ICE Doesn’t Like WIZ KHALIFA, JUICY J & TY DOLLA $IGN ‘s Rap on TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES II Soundtrack

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vanilla-ICE MYV SURREAL LIFE OTEHR SIDE OF THE FAMEAlthough quite popular over two decades ago, notably known for tearing up the MTV set of the reality show The Surreal Life:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…but best known [and actually well-received] for his hit Ice-Ice Baby:

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…former rapper turned HGTV home remodeling expert Robert Van Winkle [a.k.a “Vanilla Ice”] has a rather lukewarm response to “Shell Shocked”-a song on the newly released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze soundtrack-featuring Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign rapping on it.

Having endured and been teased about his rap past (via many a quips and jokes referring to him as a “ninja” himself, a time or two); the former rapper told GQ magazine: “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.”

ninja-turtles II secret of the ooze OTHER SIDE OF THE FAMEWhen the song first came out, Wiz Khalifa claimed to have a deeper connection to the Ninja Turtles than his rap fans would have ever assumed: “I actually have Donatello tattooed on my leg, so when they asked me to do it, just being a fan and being a musician, it made sense. In my generation, I think everyone who listens to me loves the Turtles as much as I do,” he’s on record for having said.

Still, Van Winkle (the original Ninja/ninja):  VANILLA ICE NINJA OTHER SIDE OF THE FAME

 

 

 

 

 

 

…is not buying it.

He did however, have moms all around the world buying Kraft Macaroni and Cheese when he-himself-shot a commercial earlier this year reviving “Ninja Rap” for the food maker, where he danced with a mom in a supermarket aisle as her son looked on. And as Vanilla Ice says at the end of his Ice Ice Baby hit: “Word your mother,” he resuscitates the same line and the end of commercial—the true Ninja (or ninja)-“possessing the magic and pulling off the ‘secret sound’”

All jokes aside, laugh if we want to.

State Farm All-Star Saturday Night - NBA All-Star Weekend 2014But every step and move Vanilla Ice has made onward and upward has been in perfect line and formation with his brand–and off of all but 1-2 songs……..one to two songs…. (even to having gracefully bowed out the rap game and still somehow spun it into something new that he’s good at…and using that as a kind of spin-off/take off from the old—but using it as the theme and premise for the new).

Amazing.

His moves, then and now, are incredible.

Teenage Mutant Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze was just released yesterday in theaters everywhere.