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