“Your car is your clothes. If you ain’t got a nice car, you ain’t got nice clothes.”

The Ride
The Driver: Zenel
Car in Question: 2007 Chevy Denali
Spotted at: Broadway & 53rd St, New York, N.Y. 10019
Odometer: 50,000 miles
Car’s Nickname: Blue Storm


Q: Hi Zenel! What is your philosophy on your car?

A: You living the good life if you’ve got the good car. That’s all that matters. Your car is your clothes. If you ain’t got a nice car, you ain’t got nice clothes. It represents you. People will respect you for what you drive.

Q: Does it have a nickname?

A: Blue Storm. Even my license plate says Blue Storm on it. It’s like a storm coming through when I’m coming through, and when we come, it’s going to be a good time. Everywhere I go, they know the storm is coming. Everywhere we go, this car is a sweetheart.

Q: Are there any rules in your car?

A: Everybody gotta take their shoes off when they come in my car! I’ve got a section to put your shoes back there.

Q: What are you listening to?

A: We listen to P Diddy all day.

Q: Where did you get your car?

A: We bought this baby straight off the market. Straight cash.

Q: What do you think your next car will be?

A: A nice little convertible. Two seater, nice and private for the weekend, and cruise through the city like I was Diddy.

Photos and interview by Jai Mitchell

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