Friday, May 11, 2007

Mega Ran, it's official.

Hip-Hop artist, producer and educator Random is preparing his latest release, the theme project “Mega Ran.” This album will contain samples of music from the Capcom Mega Man video games from the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console, and is the first project of its kind from a Hip-Hop artist.

“I just wanted to do something different, so far away from what I had done in the past. Mega Man was my favorite game series ever, and I’ve always loved the music, I still hum it to this day. I decided to step into the Mega Man character. It’s pretty funny, silly, and entertaining, but it’s good music. Fans of the videogame series will enjoy it.”

2007 marks the 20-year anniversary of the birth of the Mega Man franchise. The first Mega Man game released in December 1987 on the NES, and was praised for its colorful graphics and intuitive gameplay mechanics. Mega Man has quite the following, and Random knows he can’t let the fans down.

“It’s gonna be a wild ride...The music on it is really diverse. Fans of every musical genre will be able to vibe with it...Hip-Hop, Rock, Reggae, you name it.” Collaborators on the project include RAHM Nation producer DN3 (The Call, Rapademics), Domingo (Big Pun, KRS-ONE), videogame rock band The Megas, nerdrap sensation YTCracker, Problem Child, Samik (G-Unit and Ruff Ryders producer), and many more.

“Mega Ran” will release on June 19th, 2007 and will be a free download at www.randomsblogs.blogspot.com, www.myspace.com/bigran215, and www.rahmnation.org. Thinking outside the box isn’t new to Random, who is also an innovative middle school teacher in Phoenix. He released his last album, “The Call,” on RAHM Nation Recordings in 2006 to critical acclaim, selling over 8000 copies and being named one of the best of the year by several sources. It was followed up by “The Call: The ReMixTape,” featuring remixes and new tracks. More info can be found at www.rahmnation.org.


The MEGA RAN tour is also shaping up, this is what it's looking like so far...

Jun 1 2007 Studeo Tad Phoenix, Arizona

Jun 8 2007 LIVE Interview w/theawfulshow.com

Jun 19 2007 Release date

Jun 23 2007 The Underground Phila, PA

Jun 28 2007 Swifts Mesa, Arizona

Jun 29 2007 Arizona State University Tempe, Arizona

Jul 26 2007 SD Sports Club San Diego, California

Jul 31 2007 Knitting Factory Los Angeles, California

Aug 25 2007 Tim and Terry's Gainesville, Florida

Sep 22 2007 Humboldt State University Arcata, California

Sep 23 2007 Humboldt State University Arcata, California

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Random, aka Mega Ran. Teacher, Rapper, Hero. Random manages the unthinkable by dazzling retro gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. Random's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way into movies, video games, and even coursework at several universities. By day, he is a middle school English teacher...and he likes to speak in the 3rd person.

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