Everybody knows, how the story goes. The money and the clothes, they all come and go. But no matter how intimate you are with Random AKA Mega Ran’s rise from being an unknown aspiring rapper to one of the most respected Nerdcore Hip Hop acts in the business, Mega Lo Mania is a documentary that will add to that perspective an inspiring tale of how doing what you love really can pay off if you work hard enough. There’s no question that the stars aligned for Mega Ran when he decided to put pen to pad and rap about the video games he grew up loving so much (namely the Mega Man series at the start, and eventually titles like Final Fantasy VII, River City Ransom, and many more).
Though never necessarily expecting success, fusing video games with hip hop is what brought the passion back to Random’s music making days. Partnered with DJ DN3 and numerous others who are met throughout this excellently crafted documentary, Random gives us an inside look into what goes on behind the scenes at one of his biggest events touring Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Tempe, Arizona with the vibrant personalities of The Lo-Classics who are also detailed.
Originally Mega-Lo-Mania: The Documentary began as a straight to DVD film. Director Michael Cardoza of Glasswork Media and Mega Ran then took to Kickstarter with the goal of bringing the feature to a larger audience via Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, and Amazon. This required funding in addition to expanding the film into a Director’s Cut edition. The goals and many stretch goals were successfully met as over $18,000 was raised with backer perks including DVD copies of the Director’s Cut, Mega Ran apparel, copies of a 2015 album soon to release, artwork, digital downloads, one of a kind items from Mega Ran’s shows on stage, and more.
This new release giving fans a door into the life of Mega Ran —- will be this summer when digital platforms are ready, only kickstarter backers have access to it for now.