Photography 11/30/13

IMG_1186 editToday I took my Canon 70D out with a 50mm F1.4 and caught some rad shit…

Its been about a year or so since i posted on here, but i will be droppin some photography and other day to day shit. THANK YOU to all the NOBODY’s that still post and THANK YOU to everybody that still continues to visit the site and read the wild shit we post….

IMG_1132 bwWent down to the Douglas St. train station… This is the bridge over Douglas! Some of you might remember this location from my “ONE MORE” Music Video i dropped about 5 years ago i think…. hahahaa before HD…

IMG_1138 bwFrom the Inside looking out!

IMG_1153 bwLA TIMES getting it CRACKIN!!!!

IMG_1169 bwThere is always somebody watchin you… no matter where you go!

IMG_1134 editStrictly for the THIRSTY HOES!!!

IMG_1179 bwEmpty… Hard Copy prints are dying slowly, a field and craft i am very invested in. The digital era is taking over and the Printing industry is at an all time low…. Times are changing and what was new is now old and what was old is now “COOL” to some… and everything new is only relevant for 3 weeks till the “NEW” replacement arrives… If you don’t stay up to date with whats new, you too will be just another Empty box…

IMG_1178 bwThese stairs were also featured in my “One More” video…

IMG_1152 bwAndroid, iphone, blackberry, smart phone…. PAY PHONE! Last of a dying breed… Do people still carry quarters in their pockets?

IMG_1205 edithave you been to a Cafe Rio before? Next time you go there, tell them it’s your first time.. They will sing a little song… Go there on a tuesday for “Taco Tuesday” and buy 3 or more tacos and they will sing a little song… Ask for guacamole and they will sing a little song…. I found this cup outside of the train station and the first thing i thought about was “Tacoooo Tacoooo mannnnnn…. He wants to be… a Taco Man”

 

Uncle Benjamin – NONSTOP

 

Uncle Benjamin

Its been so long since the last time I seen’em

I mean I grew up with out’em

So I really didn’t need’em

Pops never talked about’em

But used to get mad when we asked about’em

Its funny

Uncle Ben always used to answer our wish lists

Mom and Pops would smile

But he only came around during Birthdays and Christmas

I went to go look for’em once I turned 12

And I found’em in the streets

Every night past 12

Pops was getting mad

But I liked hanging out with’em

Moms was getting sad

She didn’t like what I was doing with’em

The girls always came around

When I was with Uncle Ben

I Took’em out on the town

But they always left with Uncle Ben

I used to think to myself “why’s he trying to dog me?”

The more I hung out

The more people tried to rob me

So I got me a gun

To protect me and Uncle Ben

I thought everybody liked us

Pretended to be our friend

They didn’t care about me

They just respected Uncle Ben

I never noticed but he hung out with everybody

Not just me, he was friendly

He would hang out with anybody

Who ever showed him action

Pops told me Get out the streets and get a job

Keep looking for uncle Ben

But don’t deny Uncle Abe and Uncle Jackson

Uncle Ben helped me take care of my fam

Im thankful for that

But my pops showed me how to be a man

Uncle Benjamin couldn’t teach me that

NONSTOP

Baby Bounce – Pain Of My City

The homie Baby Bounce just dropped a sick ass visual for his record “Pain Of My City” shot and directed by Point and Shoot… Stay tuned for more music from Baby Bounce! He’s been grindin hard, Recording with EVERYBODY.. I just heard a record he dropped with the homie Boobie Soprano from Hoo Bangin/ 2 Gd Music… Baby B been spittin for a cool minute now, Rockin shows, Shootin vids and just makin a real name for himself! And he Reps for his home town GARDENA 110% Day in and Day out! Be on the look out for more music from him in the near future!

MY TOP 5 – Movies

Here’s my Top 5 Movies…

5. North Shore

Growing up on 166th Street.. This movie was an instant classic! If you know me or anybody that grew up on 166th, you know this movie gets quoted on a DAILY! hahahaa! Being the only Hawaiian Family on the block, this was the first taste of “Hawaii” all my homies got! My uncle used to record tapes when we were growing up! He would rent VHS tapes from the library and just record them shits onto his own tape and then return! (Thats the shit retired guys used to do, back in the day) hahahaa this was before CD’s and DVD’s and shit! So he had this movie on a VHS tape, along with La Bamba and Princess Bride hahahaa! Cuz those VHS tapes used to be like 8 hours long! so you can fit a few movies onto one VHS! So we would always borrow that shit and watch North Shore! Sometimes watch La Bamba too! and my brother always used to watch Princess Bride! hahahahaha **Nerd Fact: Andre The Giant comes out in Princess Bride

4. A Bronx Tale

Now this shit right here… This is a cold classic! Why this movie is so dope to me… Besides killin that dude in front of C’s stoop… You never see Sonny do any dirt in this movie! You just know he’s a fuckin BOSS! Yeah he beats up the bikers in the bar and shoots dice in the basement! But you never see what he’s selling, what kind of business he’s into, how he gets his money… none of that! You see him in the movie just like you would see him if he was in real life! You wouldnt see how he hustles! you would just see a guy in a suit! To me thats dope! Most mobster movies you see the inner workings of how the gang gets down! They glorify the dirty shit to make it more appealing! This shit is so dope, you know sonny’s a bad mothafucka, you know he’s dangerous and you know not to fuck with sonny! But you dont know shit about SONNY!

3. Beat Street

Mannnnnn.. back in my Break Dancing days… This was my shit! I remember when i was in the 5th grade… I saw this movie on Channel 13 and was fuckin trippin out! i never seen a break dancing movie before! So i remember i kept a blank VHS tape next to the VCR just so i could recod that shit.. next time it came on! and one rainy sunday afternoon! i put it on 13 and all i heard was some records scratching, the beat drop and then the screen went Black and some yellow, pink and purple graf letters came across the screen that read BEAT STREET! i fuckin flipped! Cuz i never seen that shit from the begining.. i would always catch it in the middle some where! so i scrambled around the record that shit! and i ended up recording it from right when Lee is in his room putting on his red puma’s… hahahaaa I would watch the begining when lee hits the back spin on the tile floor in his room (i even taped some cardboard down in my room so i could practice my shit in my room hahahaa) and then when Lee hits the party his brother is DJ’ing at and then fast forward to the Battle at the Roxy! and then rewind the tape back to watch all those parts again! hahahaaa! Shit was dope! fuckin movie is FRESH!

2. Harlem Nights

Ever wonder where DJ QUIK gets that sound clip that says “Quick, your not a Ganster… we’re Not!” at the begining of his song “Safe+Sound”?? well that shit is from this classic movie Harlem Nights! Eddie Murphy along side Richard Pryor! This is a dope movie about mobsters and comedy! I will stop everything im doing when i see this movie on TV… and even tho i got the DVD i’ll still sit through all the commercials and watch this shit! hahahahaaa… I can watch this movie over and over and over! and it’ll never get old to me!

1. GoodfFellas

This movie is the fuckin BEE’s KNEE’s.. hahahaa! Martin Scorsese joint? mannnn! and the shit is based on a true story! come on! Henry Hill on the come up all the way until he dimes everybody out to save his own ass! shit is an intense story! and a dope ass movie! Fuckin gnarly as movie and it was done the right way! You can quote this movie all day long with your fake mobster voice… hahahahaa! “Git da Fuck Outa Heeeeeee”

-Almost Made the List…

BLOW, American Gangster, Old School, Catch Me If You Can and Scarface

MY TOP 5 – SNEAKERS

This is a new category called “MY TOP 5″ im just gona drop random shit on here that like! My Top 5 favorite things! Like if i were gona be stranded on a island and i can only take 5 of these things with me… what would it be! Or if i can only have these 5 things for the rest of my life… what would they be… shit like that! You get it right?

So being that 1 of my Top 5 things in the world is fuckin Shoes… Lets start there! Here’s MY TOP 5 Sneakers…

5. Nike SB Dunk Low “Boca Jr.”

This shoe right here incorporates everything i like in a sneaker! That Blue and Yellow colorway.. (personally i like the yellow laces on) with that Gum Bottom… GAME OVER!! If you know me than you know that Gum Bottom shit is CRACK! Got that old school Nike SB Dunk low model shit! Not that new fancy extra cushion shit on the heel… Nah! Signature Fat Tongue, Round SB Laces and the extra set of laces came in a zip loc bag! That legit Pink Box shit!

4. Air Jordan III (Black/Cement)

That Elephant Print tho… Wooooooooooooooh! This shoe is classic! Most like 11’s.. thats where all the hype is.. The 3’s have always been my shit! This was a tough one to call tho! It was a toss up between the Black/Infared 6’s or these! and im tellin you these shits right here made the list cuz of how classic these look! Fuckin game changers! elephant print on the front and back, tumbled leather and the smooth leather… Now most preffer the Nike Air logo on the back over the Jordan Jump Man on the back… but me personally, i dont give a shit! I’ll rock’em regaurdless!!

3. Nike SB Dunk High “De La Soul”

This was one of the First SB’s i ever really hunted down! This was back when cats wasnt really up on SB’s.. the hype was there but some people just didnt know where to get’em! They didnt know that SB’s used to be ONLY sold at Skate Shops… After all this is a Skate shoe, so it only made sense! I think these dropped in like 05.. maybe end of 05 or early 06.. I seen these and had NO IDEA about the background design story on’em! I just knew i was fuckin diggin them shits once i saw’em! So i asked for my size and it was sold out… only small sizes left! So i went on a fuckin mission to see who had SB accounts and who had’em! Lucked out and caught a size 10.5 for box price about 2 or 3 weeks after they dropped… And i rocked them shits till they were BEAT! hahahaa Then my foot grew and i put’em up on craigslist! and that was the last i seen… and till this day i have never found a DS Pair in a size 11 or 11.5! I know i will never pay box price again for’em but im willin to drop a few hard earned bucks on’em! But i aint paying no crazy ass FLIGHT CLUB prices.. hahahahahaaa

2. Air Jordan 1 “New Love”

Black and Yellow is one of my favorite colorways on a sneaker… Shit just goes together! Maybe its cuz im a Steeler Fan, who knows! But im a sucker for sneakers with this colorway! These dropped back in like 07 right after my birthday! I think it was like May or April and i remember hittin up the Lakewood Mall with the homie Trevor and his homegirl from the Soul2Sole crew to cop this pack! These shoes released in the Begining Moments pack.. also known as the “OLNL Pack” (Old Love New Love) it was these and a pair of Black Toe 1’s.. which were dope too! and i think Box Price was like a little over 200 for the pack! or maybe it was 200.. i dont remember! But i remember i rocked these shits DAILY! and beat them shits to death! I had to get rid of’em! and then one day me and the homie BOB the Barber hit up one of our low key Spots and I found a pair of these shits in my size for $110 BOOOOM! one of the dopest come ups in my sneaker buying life! hahahahaa! Only cuz i fuckin love this shoe! This is one that i need to keep in my collection and rotation, year round!

1. Nike Air Max 95 (Neon Yellow)

My Mutha Fuckin all time favorite shoe is…. The Neon Yellow Air Max 95… and yeah i said Yellow! Most people call’em Neon Green but its Yellow! These shits changed my life! hahahahaaa!! These shits came out in 1995 and i remember when i first saw this colorway on this shoe and i was like “that shoe is fuckin Ugly… So ugly it looks cool” and i knew i needed to have’em! But back in 95… $135 for a pair of Neon Shoes wasnt really flyin… Jordans were cool at the time and a piar of $17 high top chucks was more in my price range at the time! hahahahaaa! So to get me a pair of these took some planning and a shit load of hustling! I was slangin everything from Skateboards and skateboard parts to Lowrider bikes… I would hit the alpine village swap meet and buy all the lowrider parts to build a bike for like 75 bucks and then build that shit at home and slang it to nerds at school for 150 – 200.. Cuz kids was into Dynos and GT’s at that time and nobody knew shit about lowrider bikes! so i was on it! Then i saved up enough to catch me a pair of 95’s and a matching nike wind breaker jacket! I was stylin! until the mesh got all dirty and then them shits looked busted! hahahahahahaaa! But rocked the shit out of them shoes… Then i got older and Nike started retroing them and ever since i keep a fresh pair in my collection on ice! and i keep a couple pairs to rock!

There you have it… MY TOP 5 SNEAKERS

NONSTOP

ENDEAVOUR Space Shuttle over LA

Im pretty sure you all seen pics, heard about it and probably sick and tired of it by now! This afternoon around 12 The Space Shuttle strapped to the back of a airplane took over the LA sky for a cool hour or so!

I was at home watching the shit on TV, the news was everywhere today! At the observatory, surrounding LAX, at USC, on top of sky scrapers in DTLA, at the airport hangin with real life astronauts and just on random streets…. EVERYBODY was outside! the news was on imperial and there was just people ontop of people.. looked like the crowd at the Lakers Parade! Shit was crazy!

and then that shit came cruising over Malibu then Santa Monica then all of a sudden that shit was over the City! Around the observatory, up to the Hollywood sign, around Downtown LA, then teased everybody by LAX and then swooping back around heading back to Downtown LA then shot down to the OC for a minute and looped around Disneyland then hit the Coast and cruised back up to the Queen Mary! and then that shit shot straight up the mothafuckin 110 Freeway! So you know i had to step outside for that shit! the 110? i was like nah, that shit aint cruisin over the inner city’s like that! and sure enough! shot back up the 110 and it looked like it made a left by the el segundo blvd exit and mashed back towards LAX and then i heard that shit rumbling…

and seen it, pretty far away tho! but you can see that shit and hear it! so i tried to snap some pics when it was headed back towards LAX

That little white spec between the top of that brown house and the telephone pole was the Shuttle…

Now the little spec is to the left of the brown house, right before that group of Palm Tree’s.. So i was like this shit is wack! its too far to catch a real pic im going back inside the house to make me a sandwich!

and then i see that shit making another U turn by santa monica on the news and its heading back… So i step outside again when i hear all that loud noise and…

Space Shuttle was cruising in GARDENA! That shit was dam there above the house!!! shit looked big as fuck and it was loud as shit! some other neighbors came out to snap some pics (fuckers i aint NEVER seen in my life before.. and i’ve lived in this area for a loooooooooong ass time) hahahaaa

So you know i had to jump on Instagram one time! hahahaaa

only got like 30 somethin likes but its cool! Dope shot of the Space Shuttle catchin a Piggy Back ride on a plane! When am i gona see some shit like that again? hahahahaaaa hit me on Instagram tho NONSTOP166

Well that shit hit another U Turn around USC or some shit and headed back to LAX to land around 1pm, so it was rollin around LA for a cool hour or so! shit was trippy to see!

Then Instagram went CRAZY!! everybody was posting pics! so i was gettin my LIKE on, you know! it was cool to see that other people was trippin out too… and then about 2 hours later! my timeline got flooded with the same dam pics back to back! The Copy and Pasters just killed me! To my understanding… I thought instagram was a social network that let people experiment with Cell Phone Photography, photo filters and try to push their creativity to new levels! You know snap a picture and then try to jazz it up with a filter and then post it so people can like it! But when i seen how many people were just copy and pasting other “COOL” pics that somebody else took, i just gave up! hahahahahaaaa! I swear i seen the SAME picture of the shuttle over the DTLA Sky Line like 13 times! Thats when you know the HYPE has officially set in and people just wanted to post something cuz everybody else was hahahahahahaaaa!

SInce the COPY and PASTERS were out in full force! I dropped this shit in circulation! hahahaaa

Seen it get ReTweeted and then just stolen… and then i even seen it later in the day with out the STILLANOBODY.COM on the bottom… somebody just cropped that shit out! hahahahahahahaaa!!!

But other than that! Shit was cool! Seen a fuckin Space Ship riding on the back of a fuckin Air Plane today! How dope is that! Not too many people can say that shit! hahahahahahaa

Stay Up Fuckers

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