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Cool Stuff: Partners in Kryme’s Live Performance of ‘Turtle Power’ from 1990

Posted 5 years ago by Music

I just finished recording the first episode of a new podcast (details coming soon) with blogging buddies Jaime Hood of ShezCrafti and Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s, and one of the things that got brought up was the 1990 song ‘Turtle Power’ from the first TMNT movie.

I remember rocking that song on cassette back in the day, and a brief trip down the I-wonder-what-happened-to-those-guys road led me to his awesome video of a live performance in 1990.

Partners in Kryme have what might be the saddest Wikipedia page ever, but they do have a Facebook page and don’t seem to be ashamed of their TMNT past, so kudos to them. Maybe they’d be up for being on a podcast and rapping for us all. The world would be a better place if they did.

Also, is it just me or are their back-up dancers dressed like Scorpion from Mortal Kombat?

  • LOL! This is an awesome find, Tommy. How have I never seen this? The retrospective I did on Partners in Kryme’s lyrics for Turtle Power (http://shezcrafti.com/man-turtle-power-had-some-stupid-lyrics/) remains one of the hardest-hitting articles I’ve ever written. Yet I still maintain and will continue to proselytize to anyone who cares about such things that Turtle Power is a superior song to Ninja Rap. (Sorry, Mr. Van Winkle.) If you ever score an interview with Partners in Kryme, that blog post is a ready-made template for all the burning questions I have for them.

    • I literally found this right as we were talking about them pre-podcast.

      And that article is awesome. You should get on PiK’s Facebook page and get them to do an interview with you 🙂