Friday, June 25, 2010

RIP MJ.

I don’t think I’ll forget that day.
When Michael Jackson passed on June 25, 2009, I was in Nashville, on tour, and I saw the rumors coming across Twitter at an alarming rate... I ran to the closest place with a TV, which was a Burger King of all places.. with a major spelling faux pas on the sign outside.

... and sat there glued to the TV until I heard the news.




I didn't even want to perform that night... in fact the show itself is pretty much a blur. Worst was I had to drive from Nashville to Philly that next day, all alone. I played "Man In The Mirror" about 75 times on repeat, no joke.



It's a shame, because as great as MJ was... we took his talent and influence for granted. There will never ever be another Michael Jackson, and we were blessed to be able to see you at your peak.




When MJ won all those Grammys in 1985, I remember begging my mom to stay up later, to see how many he would win. Up until the credits rolled on the show, I was sure he would win 15 or 20.


I felt like I lost an uncle, a family member that day. Words really can't express MJ's influence on my childhood, my culture, my life. I still have a pic of myself in the Thriller jacket dancing to some MJ (I won't upload that, don't ask). There's no way I can ever repay him for all the memories, but I figured I'd try the best way I knew how. I created a tribute song to one of my favorite MJ tunes, "Off The Wall."



Here's my song with DN3, collectively known as The RandomBeagle - "Enjoy Yourself"

Random and DN3 (The RandomBeagle) - "Enjoy Yourself"
DOWNLOAD NOW!


Thanks.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Forever Famicom hits LA for E3.

This week should be incredible, with E3 and a ton of shows! catch me at a spot near you, here's a look at my schedule for this week, plenty of opportunities to catch the Forever Famicom Experience!



June 15-17, 2010 – Special Appearance @ E3 Expo, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA – 10am – 6pm (must register to attend)

June 15, 2010 – Live Performance @ West Coast Wigout 2! @ Gallery Nucleus, Alhambra, CA w/A_Rival, The Megas and more. 7PM -11PM (Random set time TBA) $10.




June 16, 2010 – Live Performance w/K-Murdock in Digital Drinks by Digital LA and GamerGirl
@ The Conga Room, Los Angeles, CA 7PM to 10PM (Random’s set time TBA) $10 ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED
(E3 attendees FREE, no RSVP required) RSVP HERE

June 17, 2010 – Live Performance/Appearance @ Mindshare LA
, @ the 740 Club, 753 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA


anyone interested in coming to any of these events, hit me up about guest lists, discount rates, etc. I gotcha!


-Mega Ran


PS


Order Forever Famicom NOW! and get a free bonus CD!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Forever Famicom and June show dates





Well here we are! it's been a long time coming, but we're here! Forever Famicom Day!

FOREVER FAMICOM is the much talked about collaboration album by Random and K-Murdock, celebrating the old school and new school.



Check out 1UP.com's excellent interview.

Reviews, Reviews, and More Reviews are beginning to pour in, keep em coming!


if you're on Twitter, today is the day to hit up hashtag #ForeverFamicom to let people know about the project!


Once per day, I'll pick a random tweeter (that's what they're called, right? ) who uses the hashtag #foreverfamicom to get a FREE T-Shirt or Forever Famicom magnet! you can't beat free..



Next question is... what do you think? What song should we shoot a video for? anything stand out to you? let us know. we've got some ideas up the sleeve.

WHAT IS FOREVER FAMICOM?? (refresher course by Random and K-Murdock)



also as a reward for being a super supporter, save 45% on any Random music purchase at http://random.bandcamp.com with the code "megaranrocks" (no quotes)

Still like picking up CDs at stores? Forever Famicom is now in these stores:



Fat Beats Records (with free T-Shirt!)

7600 Melrose Avenue,

Los Angeles, CA‎ - (323) 655-8997



Fat Beats Records

406 Avenue of the Americas,

New York, NY‎ - (212) 673-3883



LA Underground

2000 Central Avenue Southeast,

Albuquerque, NM‎ - (505) 246-9455



‎more locations being added, like as I type!‎

Not in your local store? Okay, do one of two things:



* email me your local store's info
* get yours with rush shipping by clicking the link here...





or at Underground Hip-Hop.com:

Click here to purchase at UndergroundHipHop.com!
Mega Ran (aka Random) & K-Murdock feat. Ariano, In80, Jermiside, Schaffer The Darklord - Forever Famicom (Audio CD)


don't forget, those who preordered should be on the lookout for a Bonus Beats pak THIS WEEK containing instrumentals and unreleased tracks!

but there's MORE!



my brother from another Haj of DUMHI is dropping a super dope project this month, called The Jungle.



his 1st single, "Philly Cousins" with Reef The Lost Cauze, is burning up right now, and I'm on the 2nd single, "Dumhi Cannons" with Ethel Cee.. A video for this song will premiere TODAY on the Dumhi website, so check it out!

DUMHI Cannons w/ Random & Ethel Cee from dumhi on Vimeo.




So to recap:

* Get Forever Famicom, either at a record store, or at this link.
* on Twitter? tag #foreverfamicom and win free stuff.
* Also support the new Dumhi project, at dumhi.com
* Let me know of any record stores in your area.
* Have a great day.

Peace and blessings.

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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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