So this year we’re doing a VonPea/Hot Wheels (kinda…I don’t know if Malik’s giving the Hot Wheels too much love lately) themed party.
I have to give you guys a bit of history on how Malik’s infatuation with Von Pea, his lyrical powers, and the alien geese from Oakland all came about.
Last year year, on Von Pea’s birthday, Von released an AWESOME MIXTAPE called “The Further Adventures of Von Pea”. In awe of the mixtape and the artwork, (which showcased Von as a super hero fighting off alien geese…from Oakland…seriously…the photo was taken in Oakland) I made the mixtape cover art my desktop image. Once Malik caught wind of this his little kid imagination was FOREVER CHANGED!
HIM: “WHO IS THAT MOM?!?!?”
ME: “OH! Thats Von Pea! He’s an emcee!”
HIM: “AND A SUPERHERO?!?!?”
ME: “Ummmmmm YES! AND A SUPERHERO! Ummm her fights off people with his lyrically powers!”
HIM:”BUT WHY DO THOSE DUCKS HAVE RAYS COMING FROM THEIR EYES?!?!
and so it began!
Von then chimed in to inform us about the “Alien Geese” (not DUCKS Malik.) and other essential information to allow this superhero to flourish.
Von Pea became Malik’s new favorite superhero. *DUNN DUNN DUNNAAAAAA*
Anytime we would hear/or see Geese, it was a sign that Von Pea was “checking on Malik and making sure he was acting right” or “sending Malik a message”. Malik now knows Brooklyn as the place where Von Pea’s headquarters are, and the NY Subway system is what Von Pea rides when he’s tired of flying. Oh yes. It gets deep.
I. AM. SO. OKAY. WITH. THIS! I’m truly okay with my child using his imagination (and the imagination of others) to create something so magnificent in his little kid mind. I’m okay with my son believing that a REAL person is actually a superhero. I’m okay with Malik focusing on this persons talent’s and calling them their strengths and “special powers”. I’m okay with Malik believing in my fellow peers, who WORK HOARD, on their crafts and gift’s the same way I believe in them. If LOVING THEM IS WRONG!!! WE DON’T WANNA BE RIGGGGHTT-TAHHH!!
Allow me to share with you all the mixtape, “special lyrical powers”, and AWESOMENESS of Malik’s favorite superhero…Von Pea.
Special Thanks To: Tanya Morgan [http://www.myspace.com/tanyamorgan]
Dominic Del Bene [http://imculture.com]