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!

 

A small field trip to 2016 and we talk with Vigilante Cosplay

Well guys, if you could not tell by the title today we are taking a field trip to 2016. Among numerous other movies, Batman vs Superman and the Power Rangers are the topics of today’s post. These two have stuck in my mind all week and I wanted to share these ideas with you and see what you guys had to say!

Make sure to read it all and let give us your two cents at the bottom! Well, Here we go!

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I have not been the biggest hater or lover of the new Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie got a little more interesting once they announced the name and pretty much made if official that this movie was nothing but a huge set up for the JLA.

Now they have released pictures of Gal Gadot as wonderben-affleck-435 woman, Affleck as Batman, and now we have some pictures of him as Bruce Wayne. For some reason this simple picture has peaked my interest. He seems to be a great Bruce. I can believe him being the smart and savy business man that Christian Bale never pulled off in my eyes. Plus maybe Batman won’t have the voice of a throat cancer patient this time around. Has this made you think any different about the movie? Love it? Hate it? Let us know below!

 

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It  was annmighty-morphin-power-rangers-power-rangers-movie-everything-you-know-so-farounced that there will a brand new live action Power Rangers movie on July 22, 2016. I loved the original

rangers, but I have not watched any of them since then. This movie could be  really cool time to remember the good old days and be a child again but I am not sure this will be much more than another excuse for parents to take their kids to a movie. The power rangers may still be popular but it is not the same as the ones we grew up on. While I am sure that my generation will love it, I don’t know what to think about it being much more than that. At least it is being written and produced by some of the original people. Will Jason David Frank be involved? Maybe we will get the chance to ask him in person this November at Wizard World Tulsa!

 

Well the time has come for us to talk to another Cosplayer! We had the chance to meet Vigilante Cosplay at GlitchCon 2014! He is a great guy and a very talented coslayer. Let’s take a minute to get to know him just a little but better shall we?

1. What is the number one item on your bucket list?

1. my current bucket list item is a sewing machine so I can make more of my outfits myself, but all time bucket list would be whiz comics #2 the first appearance of captain marvel

2. If you could take the powers of any superhero or villain who would it be?

2. The powers i would want to take would probably have to be goku from dragon ball z, my all time favorite anime

3.French fries or tater tots?

3. toughest questions yet! I’d have to say french fries due to their immense versatility haha

 4. Who would win in a fight, Namor or Aquaman?
 
4. I think I’d give this one to namor!
 

5. What are your plans for your next cosplay?

5. I actually have a couple cosplays I’m working on, the first is Rankorr the human red lantern, then Arkham city robin, and the 3rd is a secret so you’ll have to stay tuned

Well that wraps up the interview guys! Hoped you enjoyed it make sure to check out the small gallery below as always and there is also a link to his Facebook as well. 

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check out his Facebook here!!

 

Till next time guys, Live long and remember to have fun! As always this is Steps!