Wednesday, February 12, 2014

is she gon pop

model: aman

song/artist: is she gon pop/j cole (probably NSFW but censorship is bullshit)

happy hump day 

here we are subject number twelve.

i would like to start this post off by writing a bit about today's song selection. 

in my opinion, 
j cole is one of the best rappers out right now. 
i realize that most people who listen to hip hop may disagree with me. 
and that is fine. 

but i want to take a minute to fortify my proclamation. 
j cole's latest album is called born sinner. 
to begin my defense, 
i want to highlight that, 
it is one of the rare hip hop albums that incorporates real instruments with digital hip hop base lines. 
but more then the wonderful instrumental arrangement. 
j cole's lyrics are untouchable. 

in this song, i want you to pay close attention to the lyrics from the 2:09 - 2:24. 
THAT 15 sec. of lyrics 
are UNREAL, amazing to me. 
it is a brilliant play on words.
 a true display of intellect and talent.
to me, this is what makes j cole one of the best. 
his album, is thrillingly peppered, with word play of this quality. 

if you haven't heard of j cole, i obviously, recommend that you discover him.

moving on, subject twelve is aman. 

aman is raman's other half. 
yes, their names rhyme. 
 you may remember raman from here.

aman, is a very sweet man. 
and the perfect supplement to raman. 

i first met aman, 
when a group of us,
 were going out for a night on the town.
as the night progressed, i asked aman how him and raman met.
(i realize how hilarious this post must read with their rhyming names but bear with me)
at this point we were both quite intoxicated. 

so if he had a guard, 
it was down. 
he proceeded to tell me for twenty minutes, how in love with raman he was. 
it was sooo beautiful. 
it was wonderful to hear him list all of the attributes raman posses. 
attributes that extend wwwaaayyyy beyond her gorgeous appearance. 
it was so refreshing to hear a man really talk about the woman he loves. 
and openly declare his admiration. 

is a strikingly handsome man. 
so, the two of them together makes me feel like all is right with the world. 
ha ha ha.

for this shoot we shot on spadina ave.
right in the center of the streetcar tracks.
 to me, it is one of the most beautiful and understated areas toronto has to offer.
if you are around that area any time soon,
i encourage you to stop and see the view.

it was surprising to me,
how many streetcar drivers would aggressively honk their horns at us.
as if we couldn't see (or hear) the giant tin can of a streetcar rumbling toward us.
if i had been a less seasoned photographer, i would have found these acts of passive aggression very  intimidating.
but i most certainly am not.
and i stayed right where i was.  

without further comment here is subject twelve 
thank you for risking your life with me. (wink)

see you all tomorrow

(1.) do you love or loathe winter?
a: i loathe winter. i absolutely hate it.

(2.) what is your favourite item you are wearing right now? and why?
a: probably my socks. i LOVE colourful socks.

(3.) what is your zodiac sign?
a: gemini? that's a zodiac sign right? just making sure...

(4.) describe your style in three words...
a:  mine, professional aaaand layered. 


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