UPDATE (7/28): Today Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and crew have released the official video for "Shell Shocked," the theme for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles flick. The video is a hodgepodge of movie montages, cartoon rappers and all around ferocity. Check it out above!
Original Story: It's hard to say how Juicy J views himself when it comes to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Is he more of a free-wheeling Michelangelo with a penchant for pizza? A strong leader a la Leonardo? Does he possess the sharp-tongued wit of Rafael or the vocabulary of Donatello?
We're about to find out, 'cause J—along with Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, The Noise and Madsonik—just delivered their cheesy, steaming contribution to the TMNT soundtrack, and it's hilarious. (Yeah, we're thinking Wiz and Co. are definitely more Michelangelos than anything else.)
The connection between the lyrics and the TMNT universe is downright impressive. "You know I got your back/just like a turtle shell," "Nobody do it better/all my brothers trying to get some cheddar/we all want a cut like the Shredder," "All this green in my pocket/you can call it Turtle Power"—this takes fandom to the next level, and the fact that these chart-topping rappers can cut that many verses riffing on the iconic comic/cartoon/movie franchise is enough to have you looking up old episodes of the '90s TV staple on YouTube for the rest of the afternoon.
Listen to "Shell Shocked" in full above, and get ready for the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on August 8.