RZAGives a whole new meaning to the drop in bars… after releasing a brand new ice cream truck jingle to replace the original one, which is rooted in racism.
the Clan Wu-Tang Leader has teamed up with Good Humor to bring the hot new track as a family alternative to “Turkey in the Straw” – the jingle you probably grew up hearing while chasing the ice cream truck.
RZA’s new ice cream joint has the same hot summer day feel, but with better pacing… and zero racism.
So what’s the deal with the OG jingle? If you hadn’t heard… “Turkey in the Straw” didn’t have racist overtones when it came from British and Irish folk songs, but took a sad turn when it became popular in the United States.
It was big in American minstrel shows in the 1800s, and some blackface artists added some incredibly offensive and racist lyrics. It was eventually played in ice cream parlors and then ice cream trucks too.
RZA and Good Humor are now urging ice cream truck operators to replace “Turkey in the Straw” with their version… and it won’t cost them anything because it says the jingle will be free.
And, just like Wu-Tang, he says it’s foreva !!!