I’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!
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 HERE: https://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]