Saturday, March 30, 2013

Great Scott!

If you know me, then you know my 2 favorite movies ever.
Lion King and Back to the Future part II.

I remember I used to drive my uncle and grandmother CRAZY watching Back to the Future all freakin day when I was a kid. I still have the VHS! Lolol.
Believe when I tell you I WILL own the pair of Nike Air Mags for the movie. $6,000.00 you say? No Problem!

Yesterday for the first time in my life tho, I saw the DeLorean in person! I swear, I almost shit my pants! Lolol.
I made Buddy Pull over, got out and asked the man who owned it if I may take some pictures of it. He was very humble and said yes!

^Really, There's no words needed!^

Then I asked him if he'd be okay with me taking a picture in it! He said yes and I swear I almost passed out! LMFAO!

^Bull to the Future Bitches^

From this day forth you shall address me as Marty McFly, McFly or Marty!
My life is complete! Lol

Great Scott!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Religion in Rap (Oh God!)

What's going on Bull Penners?!

So I went to check my grandma the other day and I was playing Kendrick Lamar's album "Good Kid Maad City" on the drive all the way there. By the time I got to my grandma, "Money Trees" was stuck in my head. Quick side note: If you haven't heard Kendrick's album yet, I don't know what you waiting for! I swear it's one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums I've heard in quite a while. I'd even go out on a limb and say that it gave Nas' "Life is Good" a run for its money, and I had declared that the greatest album of 2012. So go check that out if you haven't.

But anyway, like I said I was talkin to my grandma and whenever it would get a lil quiet in the room I would start singing out in my calm singing voice "It go Halle Berry or Hallelujah, pick your poison tell me what you doin...."
And my grandma looked at me with the "Does this nigga really think he can sing?" look on her face! Lol. So I looked back at her and ask her "Le gusta mi cancion abuelita?" (Do you like my song grandma?) and she responded by asking if the song was a Gospel song. Responding without thinking I said no and asked what made her ask. She said "Because it says "Hallelujah," it has to be Christian music right?" I completely overlooked that in the moment and almost told her it was, but I can't lie to my grandma! So I said, "No it's not" and she responded (in spanish) "Well if it says "Hallelujah" and it's not a Gospel song then I don't like it! That's fake Christian music!" I laughed out lous and left it at that.

Now today I was coming back from grocery shopping with my mom, and "Amen" by Meek Mill came on. I found myself, mindlessly singing along as we all do, and it hit me.

Religion seems to have snuck its way into Hip-Hop. Have you noticed that? Think about it? What's Big Sean's most used ad lib? "Oh God!" then you have a song like "Amen" by Meek Mill, "Money Trees" by Kendrick Lamar and lets not forget that Rick Ross yelled out "Oh Lord" in "Don't Panic." Which is what A$AP Rocky calls himself, "the young Lord." At least that's what I read in his latest XXL magazine interview.
And I laughed, what could it mean? Where did it start? Are these rappers finding religion? Cause I can't see Rick Ross talkin bout being "talkin to the Holy Ghost" like he said in the intro to his mixtape "Rich Forever" anywhere outside the booth! Lol.
Then there's Kanye, not only did he do "Jesus Walks" ("College Dropout" 2004) but he's mentioned God on a few tracks. Like on "Clique" when he said "But I been talkin to God for so long that if you look at my life I guess he's talkin back F^&kin'with my Clique"
Hmmmm. Or maybe it was Jay-Z, he's been callin himself Hova for well over 10 years! Could it be that it just took a while to catch on? Nas refers to himself and his colleagues as "God" and "King" etc. Maybe he was the start of it?

Either way, I'm not complaining, in fact I find it quite intriguing. Almost refreshing if it weren't for the fact that most times God's name is used in a song where he has no business. But isn't that the wrong way to think? Do we not want God in any and everything we do, good or bad? I mean if the kids are gonna be singing along with anything, might as well be something God related right?
So I have no issue with it.
In fact I think I like the idea of it. It works for many people. Take me for example. I believe in God and have strong faith, but I feel I'm more spiritual than I am religious. I don't go to church on Sundays (or any other day for that matter) but I do have a relationship with God, which I feel is important. I try to live my life right and according to what I feel is the way. However, because I don't go to church I make sure to take my headphones off and pay close attention to any sermon given on a random train in my travels. Given that the person is not condemning every person on the train to hell! I try to read a few scripture out of my Bible app as often as possible. I guess what I am saying is, that this generation has created a wide gap between the common man and religion and spirituality, and I find it (for lack of a better phrase) very cool that it has managed to sneak it's way into a genre of music that is so heavily rooted in violence and negativity. Even if only for a brief moment in time, it's a great that Hip-Hop has embraced God. If you gonna create and or follow any trend, might as well be one in a more positive direction such as the Lord above than anything else right?

To think not too long ago, it was "Pop that Pussy for a real nigga!" And now.... Well I guess not much has really changed, but you get what I'm sayin! Lolol.

Like my man Pazo said: "God Bless"

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Cool Grey (March Madness)

What's goin on Bull Penners? Hows Life been?

It's been March madness on my side! Lol.
I swear procrastination is gonna be my demise! Lol, no not really, but I say that to say I've been procrastinating for the longest time on buying a new Lens and an external flash for my camera. Mainly because those things are so freakin expensive. But either way, I finally picked them up at Adorama the other day. (Which by the way ALWAYS makes me feel like a kid in a candy store. If ever you're having a problem with finding something to get me as a gift, Adorama is the spot!)

And I'm sure you could imagine, I've been snapping away as if I just got the camera yesterday, I'm like a kid with a new toy! Lol. This happens from time to time. Like remember when I told you I was snapping pics of kicks? Well I've taken a few more.

Wanna see? Well if you don't I'm gonna show them anyway!
[Remember to click Pics to ENLARGE].

 ^I took this pic on Jordan's Birthday^
It's a tribute to his 50th. (Feb.  17th) His 2 
all-time favorite Jordan Kicks.
Black Cement III's and Concord XI's.
I printed out a 16x20 of it and I plan to frame it and hang it in my room.
I was thinking of printing out 23 of em and selling them. $23.00 anyone? Lol

^And then there were Bo Jackson's!^
Do you know along with Air Max 95's,
I've never owned a pair of these. While lookin for the blue and white
Penny 1's @ Foot Locker a few days ago I came across these
and figured, "I Need em!" Lol.

  ^And here are the Penny 1's^
Lol. I swear, I haven't seen anyone with these yet
And blue being my favorite color, I just HAD to! Lol

 ^Premium Air Max 1's^
Been eying these on Flight Club's site for a few months!
Finally, I decided to run up in there with Penny, Perse and Mylez
and picked them up!

 ^Breakfast of Champions!^ 
Lol. So enough kicks right?
I took this one with the flash, I love how dope it came out.
and btw, this Burger was everything!
^OG Obsidian XII's^
I know I said enough sneakers, but shut up!
I know what I said! Lol. I came across these OG 12's
for a steal! I HAD to cop.... What you shaking your head for?
I'm stocking up for the summer.

^Who says Sneakerheads can't dress up?^
Lol. I love suits, but sometimes I just wanna wear
Jeans and Sneakers! If that's wrong, well then,
Hey! Lol. "BHM" Lebron 9's on the feets!

Just my luck. I lost my memory card and was forced to
buy another one. Luckily for me, I was right around the corner from Adorama.
So I picked one up and started taking pics of random shit in the street.

^Yeezy Taught Him^
Lol. Walkin back from Adorama (right after I took that pic 
of the pole) I saw this kid taking pics of his Yeezy II's.
Me being the sneaker addict I am, I understood him completely.
I asked him: "Can I get a shot too?" He laughed out load and said "Yeah Sure"
I asked him if he paid retail, he said "No, I actually just bought em"
I decided I didn't wanna know how much he paid lolol.

 ^The Flat Iron^
I swear I take a picture of this building every time I'm
in the area. It's beautiful to me, and it makes sense that it
attracts me, cause of its history, and not to mention that the guy who 
bought the land where it stands is named Eno!
Ha! Dope right?
Google it!

 ^The Barter System?^
So the reason I was downtown yesterday was to pick up these shirts
with Buddy and Eish. So I got my new "Marathon Music" tee.
Later on that day I managed to convince Vic to sell me his
Mariners strap back with the Snakeskin Brim.
I knew at that moment that I had the perfect outfit for my Cool Grey IX's!
and check out 

^SmooveBoy Shooter^
I took this pic of the cuzzo after we shot the latest installment to
the "Marathin Music Cypher" video Series!
I love how the shot came out! I had to post it.

Well that's my March Madness post. I may have some dope new (actual photo shoot) images to share with ya later in the week.
 Now please excuse me as me and my camera with the new accessories go shoot em up! Ha!

Stay Up and Stay Tuned!