Wutang Clan's RZA Composes New Ice Cream Truck Song "Turkey In The Straw," is a song that brings the ice cream man with it in the summer, but it has a racist past. Now, ice cream trucks have a new jingle to play.

Wutang Clan's RZA Composes New Ice Cream Truck Song

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Good morning. I'm Noel King. Summer sounds like an ice cream truck coming down the street, doesn't it? But it turns out that jingle "Turkey In The Straw" has a racist past. So RZA of the Wu-tang Clan has composed a new siren song. The jingle is available for free to all ice cream trucks.


RZA: We wanted to make a melody that includes all communities - that's good for every driver, every kid.


KING: He says this song is made with love. It's MORNING EDITION.

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