Song inspired by JDF/Green Ranger by Primisis makes a splash

Primisis19993I’m sure that many of you , like me, were just looking through your social media when you saw an interesting sounding song on Jason David Franks page. It was called “Morphin Out” by Primisis and I am sure I was not the only one who had yet to hear of this upcoming rap artist. So being the curious type that I am, I needed to know more. Looking around on his web site (that you can find by clicking here) I found that he is a man driven by his art, his faith, and his love for the Power Rangers.

His new EP is called Forever Green and has even more references to the Power Rangers, and more specifically, Tommy the original Green Ranger. After becoming an ambassador for TeamJDF they got in touch with Jason David Frank’s team. This lead to him releasing it on social media and right back to where this story began.

Like anything on the internet, the reaction was mixed  but personally, I loved it. It was fun, took me back to my childhood, and had a great message behind it. Even if you do not agree with his faith, you can not hate the great message of a second chance that is laced into this song.

Make sure to check out his website to find more and read the full interview and find out which comic book character is Justin’s (aka Primisis) favorite. The links to the song are also below if you have yet to hear it! Enjoy!

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1. Did you contact Jason David Frank or Saban about using the Green Ranger stuff in your promos or was it just something he happened to see. He is promoting it on his social media.

We actually made connections with JDF through social media, after my Team & I became officially announced as TeamJDF Ambassador’s for him here in NC.   We then were able to get in touch with, who I assume is his PR/Manager. Because at the time, JDF had already heard the 15sec video clip we had posted on Instagram & he commented on it, asking to send him music, because he wanted to hear more, so we just took action.  We’ve had the Green Ranger suit since back in like, June or July.  Courtesy of Aniki Cosplay by the way. haha!  Aniki is a super dope dude! Grateful for him.  He believes in the project we’re working on, and the mission behind it, plus he just does AMAZING work, for those of ya’ll who don’t know him, but have probably seen a TON of other cosplayers rockin’ his Ranger/Sentai gear.  But yeah, we had no idea that JDF & I would be connecting back when this all first started.  haha! When the idea’s to do a project themed around the Green Ranger’s character hit us, it was something powerful we felt that would help impact peoples lives & encourage them in a unique & fun way.  The story behind it all is actually pretty deep, but is super awesome!! And obviously, using music to help do those things, is part of what we over here at #TeamNUTSO do.  We’re truly honored & grateful for JDF & his family & Team supporting us & believing in us.  Looking forward to the future together.

2. What has the reaction been since he released it for you across Facebook and Twitter?

[Laughs] Well…It’s been interesting.  I knew that once JDF posted the record on social media, it was going to take flight and be on a whole different level. With that said, anytime your music, or art, gets put on display in front of that many people (online especially), there are always going to be different forms of feedback.  But for the most part, it was a great response from people I think.  Might end up being a future JDF “MMA” Entrance Theme Song [Laughs].  Or possibly on the upcoming soundtrack for the MMPR: The Movie Reboot.  Who knows!? [Laughs] But what “Morphin’ Out” was, is literally just the beginning.  The Forever Green EP is full of stuff.  And it’s coming!

3. What made you want to use the power rangers for sampling in the new track?

Man, we just wanted people to hear this first single and get the same feeling I got when Netflix re-introduced the MMPR series; nostalgia. [Laughs] Funny story.  I’ve just always, growing up as kid in the 90’s, just wanted to be in a Green Ranger suit.[Laughs] Early last year, as Netflix had brought series back out, and as I began to watch it, that sense of nostalgia had crept in, right?!  Like, yo, this was my childhood! I started watching it from Ep. 1, and by the time it had made it through the Green Ranger Saga, I got something out it that I never got from it in my years as a kid.  We all know that Tommy Oliver, the original Green/White Ranger, was/is, without a doubt, the most popular ranger.  Probably of all time!  And I began wondering like, why is that!? What made Tommy’s character (other than the cool power shield & his own Zord) connect with people like that?  And as I ventured into my life story, and just people or humanity in general, we can clearly see that we all have moments of brokenness.  And when we look at Tommy’s (JDF) character, we see someone who was captured by an evil entity (Rita), blinded by a spell of darkness, caused destruction & cared nothing, but for himself.  But as the other Rangers were able to brake the spell, Tommy (JDF), found himself in the sand; broken, wounded & full of regret.  He apologized to the other Rangers for what he had done to them, Zordon, and just other people.  The Rangers then picked him out of the sand, told him not to worry about it, and that he was on the right team now.  And fighting for a cause bigger than himself.  They didn’t make him have to go through any training, or classes, or etc., they just picked him up, loved on him right there & they Morphed Out!!  And when I look at my faith in Jesus, that’s the same thing I’ve experienced.  Except this isn’t a “fictional” story.  It’s definitely real.  I didn’t grow up a “church kid” or any of that, so my story is definitely different.  So I may, visually, be pretty much the same person I’ve always been, but my heart has changed.  And that’s whats I draw from to help those around me in my city & beyond.  We just want to encourage people to be Morphin’ Out!!

**LISTEN & DOWNLOAD “MORPHIN’ OUT” FOR FREE HEREhttps://soundcloud.com/rapzilla/primisis-morphin-out **

4. So we know you like the power rangers, but who is your favorite super hero?

Outside of Green/White Ranger, I’d say Wolverine.  He’s just a beast! I just want to see a movie of him in the yellow & black suit.  Marvel please do that please.  At least once! [Laughs]

We talk Power Rangers with Jason David Frank

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This week we were given the chance to sit and talk with one, if not the, most popular Power Ranger of all time, Jason David Frank. Just to give you a little back ground, if you didn’t know, Jason was Tommy, the green ranger, on the original series. He has since done many different appearances on the show. So when we got the chance to sit and talk with him, the Rangers were a first stop when it came to questions.

The rumors of a reboot have been going around and gaining some steam over the past month or so. Once we asked the question he smiled big and told us ” The new movie will be filmed in 2015, it’s not written yet. I’ve talked with Saban but it’s just not written yet.” This put a big smile across my face! I was glad to hear it confirmed but is this just a reboot or a continuation of the series?  Here’s what he had to say on that: “They don’t want me to call it a reboot. It’s a re-envisioning of the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers.”  He added ” I’m sure I’ll be involved, and I’m down for that and down for the brand.” 

When the chance of a Green Ranger series was brought up he told us simply ” I tried working on the Green Ranger series, and that’s not completely out, but with the Lionsgate reboot, they don’t want anything to out shine that.”

It was great to see him still so in love with the character that brought him into fame and the lime light when he was only 18 years old. The show holds a special place with a lot of people and he seemed to understand that. He talked numerous times about his fans and how much he loved getting to be with them at the comic cons and doing interviews like this one.

Speaking of fan projects, we asked about his involvement with Bat in the Sun and the awesome videos that they are doing o1920439_10152506416466687_323403750991386589_nver on YouTube.

” You know, it’s funny man. I tell this story to everyone. They ask how do I know if these interviews are real or not and I just say, you don’t care. You treat every interview equal. It doesn’t matter if they have one fan on a podcast or you got 5 million fans, if you treat them equal you’ll make a hit. So with Aaron [from Bat in the Sun] he called and and said how would you like to do this, and I just said yeah, yeah, I’ll help you out. He loves the white ranger so i’ll help him out. I had never seen his work yet and I agreed to help him. I’m a man of my word so he said go check out my work and I told him I would. So I looked it up and saw like 5 million views on Youtube, on Predator vs Wolverine and I love Wolverine so, but I thought his work was phenomenal. And it just happens to be that now he is the executive producer on my reality show, my mighty morphin life, without him and his dad I couldn’t produce the show. I think that God just puts the right people in your life and sometimes it’s great when you meet people to not ask what can you do for me, but just meet them as a person.”

 

New suit from the upcoming Bat in the Sun video

New suit from the upcoming Bat in the Sun video

We talked a little with him about the new episode of the Super Power Beat Down on Bat in the Sun. ” We just got done filming with Saban on the Green Ranger vs Ryu beat down.  Which we got Sabans approval, which is a big thing cause there is a lot of underground stuff that’s being made. It was a big deal.” I am personally excited to see how this one comes out and make sure to check out Bat in the Sun here on Youtube! You can also check out the trailer to his new web series on their channel has well!

Well guys, that wraps up our talk with Jason David Frank. The main things to take from this it that the Power Rangers movie is coming,  JDF will likely be involved in it, and even if not he is working close with Saban and doing more Ranger centered things! It was awesome to meet such a down to earth and all around great guy! Make sure to watch out for all of his new projects coming. You can find most of it at the links below! Till next time guys.

Follow JDF on Facebook!

Bat in the Sun can be found here!

We can be found here on Facebook!

 

Wizard World comes to T-Town!

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For the first time, Wizards World is coming to Tulsa! A major comic con coming through Tulsa is a huge deal to a lot of people and I know that there are hundreds of people coming from the surrounding states to see how it goes! I personally have friends from all over coming in to meet all the amazing actors, artist, and writers that they are bring in.

The list of stars coming526f7df9ac044.image is truly overwhelming. We have everyone from Norman Reedus to to Neal Adams! There is literally something there for every type of fan in every fandom. To check out the full list of guest click here! They have not disappointed and I am sure that the rest of the events happening that day will be nothing short of awesome! Let’s look over some of those shall we?

 

 

Here is a few that we hand picked to show off for you:

PHYSCHOLOGY OF THE WALKING DEAD (CONFERENCE B)
In this panel, Ron Wright, Ph.D. & Paul Jones, Ph.D. from Southern Nazarene University will explore psychological and theological themes in AMC’s television series, The Walking Dead. Specifically, they will explore themes around understanding human nature, ethics, the link between physiology, behavior, and the imago dei, and the importance of meaning through analysis of episodes and seasons via theoretical and empirical psychological models, as well as theological frameworks.

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BOLDLY GOING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER (BALLROOM A)
With a career spanning over five decades and an extensive résumé that includes starring roles in shows such as Star Trek and Boston Legal, Emmy-award winner William Shatner takes the stage to dish on the roles that have made him a household name and one of the most renowned men in television history.

HEAD-TO-HEAD WITH THE GREEN POWER RANGER: JASON DAVID FRANK (CONFERENCE A)
Come see the original Green Power Ranger, Jason David Frank live in this exciting Wizard World panel. Don’t miss your chance to ask your questions in this special audience Q&A session and learn more about his reality TV show My Morphin Life!

For the full list of events click here!

 

And last but not least make sure to check out this interactive map of the entire con! Get your game plans together now guys, this is going to be one busy weekend!

http://www.expocad.com/host/fx/wizardworld/14tul/default.html

 

With the con less than two weeks below we have all the basic info below for you to get ready. As someone who has attended many cons in the past, I suggest buying your tickets online and avoiding the lines the day of. Here is the link for that and make sure to look out for us at the con! Want your cosplay to be featured on the blog, make sure to email us at projectsplaygroundinfo@gmail.com! Can not wait to see all of you there!

The basics:

Tickets:

Click here and grab yours now! The 3 day passes are already sold out!

Location: 

Cox Business Center / 100 Civic Center / Tulsa, OK 74103

Date and time:

November 7-8-9, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014 – 3pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 10am – 7pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014 – 11am – 5pm