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FT. Bragg, CA

Posted in Music, P. Runner, Private Runners, Running, Trips on 09/04/2017 by private runners

A few weeks ago I got to visit a place I’ve been meaning to see for a long time; Fort Bragg, CA.
With a population of 7,287 life is slow/easy living.
The best way to describe this city is to listen to DJ Shadow’s Album: Entroducing…

Especially this shot. For viewing pleasure, listen to the track: Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt on that album:

That little shack in the back is Sea Pal Cove. I swear they have the best fish and prawns I’ve ever tasted. It’s always the little hole in the wall joints that have the best food.

I am a fan of Petroliana/Automobillia. The way the morning sun shined through the trees gave it a real surreal and nostalgic feeling…
It’s really cool to see this place still active. If I lived here, I wouldn’t mind working for a place like this…

… And I wouldn’t mind owning a little shop like this lol

With HWY 1 running through Fort Bragg, it really has its breathe taking views.

I will see you again Fort Bragg.

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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…

Posted in Chilling, Life Style, Music, P. Runner, Private Runners, Thoughts on 08/01/2017 by private runners

Legend.
That’s the best way to describe this album. This will always continue to blow minds lyrically. Today marks it’s 22nd anniversary since it dropped back in 1995.

I like to use music as a medium; a way to describe and relate to a situation. I said in a previous post that the Infamous album molded the Private Runner’s oath.
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… is one of the many lyrical soundtracks for me and Tougel. Every time I listen to this album it brings back memories of chilling at Tougel’s pad, working on cars and talking about shit that’s on our chest; talking about the moves we need to make in life in order for us to grow.

“We gotta move God, we gotta move God, we gotta migrate. Get the f-, get the fuck outta New York, yaknowhatI’msayin?”
– Ghostface


“I’m not tryna just be sitting on motherfucking 200 thou and acting like I’ma just be a drug dealer all my life son. I got bigger and better plans son.”
– Raekwon

In an interview from 2010 Raekwon states, “When we sat down and did ‘Striving for Perfection,’ we knew how important the intro to an album is. We were coming in as young, scrambling niggas. We had visions—goals and dreams. And when we was saying certain things, shit was relating to niggas’ lives for real. But at the end of the day, we was just trying to let it be known that, Yo, we gonna do this and we ain’t gonna stop. If we fall off, we fall off. But if we get on, this is only the beginning.”

Pretty much how I felt when I formed the Private Runners and made Tougel the first member.


I remember sitting in Tougel’s garage talking to him about shit like that. Preaching the PVT philosophy and him relating to shit. The album playing in the background…

“Get the fuck outta New York Sacramento, yaknowhatI’msayin?” Would be my version. Now I live in San Diego and Tougel lives in Nagoya.

“No man, can judge for another.
But each man must weigh all facts and circumstances,
and find truth in his own judgment of righteousness.
See, the way to evil, balance equality in no man.
For no man is good and bad at the same time.
Either you good, or you bad”

 

Summer Daze

Posted in P. Runner, Private Runners on 07/10/2017 by private runners

For viewing pleasure click here and press play

When the things get for real

Posted in Music, P. Runner, Private Runners on 06/20/2017 by private runners

“When the things get for real my warm heart turns cold.” – Prodigy

Hip Hop plays a big role in my life, it’s one of my religions. Now, this motherfucking album right here is legend, it molded me to who I am today. This album established the Private Runners oath:
“We in this together son your beef is mines.”
With every new rapper today being a “gangster” I feel Mobb Deep’s style of rapping should be re-classified as real Gangster Rap (along with other artists from that era).
“You can put your whole army against my team, and I guarantee you it’ll be your very last time breathin”
Recognize real y’all, folks don’t rap like this anymore.
“I got you stuck off the realness”
Rest In Peace Prodigy.
Cause long as I’m alive I’ma live illegal

Eco Zones

Posted in Music, P. Runner, Private Runners, Running on 04/26/2017 by private runners

해적 만

공격이 있었다, 사이버 해적.

우리는 일어난 것을 막을 수 없었다.

그들은 주요 제어 시스템을 해킹,

전자 기기의 엄청난 금액은 바다에서 잃었습니다. 수 조 달러가 손실되고 있다.

많은 피해가 해양 생물에 이루어졌다.

변환이 일어났다, 우리의 꿈 너머

전자 몇 해양 야생 생활이 융합한

그들은 새로운 모양과 형태를 취했다

결과적으로

나는 내 인생을 끝낼 것을 선택했습니다

안녕 영원히

 

“Pirate Bay
There were attacks from cyber pirates.
We could not have prevented what happened.
They hacked into the main control system.
We lost a huge amount of electronic equipment,
Trillions of dollars.
There is so much damage was done to marine life.
Beyond our dreams, something has changed.
Electronics and marine wildlife that combines They took a new shape and form.
As a result, I chose to end my life.
Good Bye, Forever…”
– President and CEO of Doldrum corp.

FAM

Posted in P. Runner, Private Runners, Running, Streets on 04/19/2017 by private runners

“I don’t give a fuck what kind of brand you are, I’m concerned what type of man you are, what your principals and standards are. You understand me y’all? Be good to your family y’all. No matter where your families are. Cause everybody needs family y’all.” – Yasiin aka Mos Def

Simplicity

Posted in P. Runner, Private Runners, Time Hop on 02/07/2017 by private runners

This video hit the nail on the f*cking head!

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In my opinion, nothing screams out 1995 like an EG hatchback. Mine in particular, the VX model.

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No power steering, no ac, no adjustable steering wheel, and no power windows. Just a very light base model Civic hatchback with stock from factory alloy wheels. I remember having a hard time finding decent tires for them back when I bought it in 2004 (It was bone stock by the way). Matter of fact, I remember every memory with this car.

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My first modification was a B series swap. The second, TEIN Super Street coilovers (already installed in these photos) and the fog light kit. No matter where I parked the car, I always looked back at least 3 times (til this very day) because this was and still is my dream car (also to make sure it’s still there). Today I never go too far from my car, it’s always in my field of vision.

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 Before I bought my car, I remember hanging out with one of my best friends and always talking about the day I get an EG. Our plan was to drive it til the break of dawn… And that’s exactly what we did.

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“Today we spend less time experiencing memories, and more time editing them. What we show people online is carefully vetted. Whether we realize it or not. But the EH hatch is a raw experience, that exist without editing. It’s not the build video where you never see a wrench slip off the nut, or you never see them lose their 10mm socket. And to be fair, people really don’t want to see those things. Our reality now is stream lined for better or worse. But the EH hatch isn’t. It’s a reminder that reality is a collection of imperfections we just sort of deal with. And that’s OK.”

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