With Ghostface Killah & Raekwon combining for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game, we take a look on the Turtles' musical contributions.
Ghostface Killah and Raekwon can rap about literally anything and today they've proven it, teasing a new song that appears in the latest video game for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
We Ain't Came To Lose is a track that channels the joys of the 90s icon that was the TV show, created by two hip-hop icons in their own right. It features their trademark bars, with constant references to the Turtles.
“Steel faced put plan villains and more, with heroes in the half shell going to war, got the city on the siege and they holdin’ the fort, got extra large pizza boxes all on the floor, get sized up by negative thoughts, your time’s up on whatever you thought, individual starvin’ the floor, so the samurai’s sword on point for the course, dangerous metals, high like the rain and Terra, the twilight meets the brain of Shredder, all for one and trained together,” they rap.
The duo shared the track on their social media on Monday and will feature on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge and will appear on the game's soundtrack which releases on Thursday the 16th of June.
Raekwon has been keeping extremely busy, last year releasing his own memoir, From Staircase To Stage: The Story Of Raekwon And The Wu-Tang Clan.
Ghostface recently appeared alongside Summer Walker on Kendrick Lamar's new record Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.
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This is of course not the first time the Turtles have had a crack at the music charts. We take you on a musical journey through our heroes in a half shell.
1. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES THEME SONG
It doesn't get more iconic than this. Nothing takes you back to 4pm after school than hearing the first five seconds of this banger.
2. PARTNERS IN KRYME - Turtle Power
In the annals of of great soundtrack history, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie soundtrack is often overlooked. Let's kick off our journey with T.U.R.T.L.E. POWER.
3. HI TEK 3 FT. YA KID K - Spin That Wheel
The first single from the movie soundtrack, this was a vehicle for Belgian dance act Technotronic and their frequent collaborator Ya Kid K. Why they didn't put it out under fake band name 'Hi Tek 3' is a mystery. Who wouldn't be proud of this banger?
4. MC HAMMER - This Is What We Do
It didn't get much bigger than MC Hammer in 1990. Coming off the back of 'U Can't Touch This', Hammer dropped this as the opening track on the soundtrack. It very much used the big hit's formula and added some Ninja Turtles to the video. Who's to argue with that genius?
5. VANILLA ICE - Ninja Rap
What's better than a Ninja Turtles movie? TWO Ninja Turtles movies, so in 1991 they followed up the first with 'Secret Of The Ooze', another meeting of minds as the Turtles again combined with April and Splinter to fight off Shredder and Krang. Was it as good? Well, let's just say the formula was the same. This time they switched out MC Hammer for Vanilla Ice. By this time, it was still special, but the magic was wearing off. Kinda like cold pizza, it was still good the next day, but that's about it.