Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign - Shell Shocked (Single) ft. Kill The Noise & Madsonik
Posted 7/27/14 - 8:00 PM ET
EDM and Hip-Hop aren't usually genres reviewed at TLR, but considering this is the first single off the soundtrack to the remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and myself being a die hard fan of the TMNT despite my mixed feelings on what I've seen of the new one so far, it's fitting to review it. Took a few listen to grow on me, but in all honesty, this song fits so much of the personality of the new TMNT, from what I've seen in trailers and read in interviews; as well as the sprawling mythos around the many, many incarnations of the Ninja Turtles that my rock centered brain took it in stride and listened to the lyrics closely. Admittedly some things in the lyrics don't fit perfectly with the Turtles, at least older versions (the original grim and gritty 80's comics are my personal favorite); but more of the lyrics are a perfect fit than not. Take into account that Wiz Khalifa is a self proclaimed TMNT fanboy, note the Donatello tattoo on one of his calves next time you see him on TV or in concert, and it was inevitable that the vibe of this song would be mostly dead on.