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Support Real Hip Hop, Support a Real Gamer, 3 Days Left!!!

Random aka Mega Ran

 That’s correct, this my friends, is the time that as they say, it gets real. The Countdown is ON! 4 days to go. as of the time that I’m drafting this email, this is what the scoreboard looks like:

back the project: http://kck.st/11CacQI

and I typed this last night, so that 4 DAYS is now 3 DAYS. Please remember that if we don’t reach $10,000, we get nothing.NOTHING, NADA. ZILCH.

 Thank you for helping us get this far, but we’re only $500 away from making history and becoming the first music act to go 4 FOR 4 on Kickstarter projects. This has definitely been the toughest campaign yet, and even if we don’t make it, I just have to say to you all, thank you. for believing in me, for helping me, for supporting me. I love you all and I appreciate every single one of you for even taking the time to read this. You guys make me feel like I can accomplish anything.

AND NOW with that being said… Here’s something to sweeten the pot: 

Many of you don’t know that I’m working on a Mega Man x Sonic EP with Mister Wilson, and the first single is done. Well, I’ll gladly give all backers the first single “Blur Bomber” for FREE once we hit the $10,000 mark. it’s all cued up and ready to rip:

that’s right! Backers first though! Just drop your pledges here to help out, any amount will get you the song, or if you can, just share the link:

 

http://kck.st/11CacQI

Wondering what the heck we did in Japan? well check out this link of high res stills from the documentary:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeriaska/sets/72157634152925843/

then check out this self-made video of me in Yokohama hanging out with River City Records:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpdGrj_6618

And lastly, TRAP is still bumpin through hoods here and abroad, Check out The Word Is Bond’s review of TRAP:

http://www.thewordisbond.com/94570/megaran-trap-ep-review/

and if you haven’t gotten it yet, download TRAP for free here:

http://megaranmusic.com/album/trap

TOUR STARTS THIS FRIDAY! Officially Thursday when I play with the Protomen. See Dates Here!

And lastly, in non-me news: FINAL FANTASY VII is now on STEAM!Go get it and relive the memories all over again.

Peace! Let’s go team. Enjoy your Monday. I’ll try not to bug you again unless it’s to send you the NEW SINGLE! Woot!

Ran

 

 

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MegaRan Music Update: To Japan, More TRAP Music

RANDOM AKA MEGA RAN


Phoenix, AZ
Hip Hop / Alternative / Retro

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That’s right! Today is the day that DN3 and I hit the skies for the Land of the Rising Sun to begin tour! 

Don’t get that confused though, we still need backers to hit our goal to complete the album and documentary! If you haven’t yet, please support the cause here! WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

 


http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/megaran/mega-rans-japan-tour-ultimate-remix-lp-and-documen

 

 

if you HAVE backed the project, watch your email for a special update containing some goodies!

 

 

And speaking of goodies, if you’re one of the few folks NOT going crazy for Yeezus or some new Jay Z Samsung album, here’s some meaningful music for you, in the form of a remix of TRAP (The King’s Theme) from the TRAP album, featuring MC Pennywise and RoQy TyRaiD. Enjoy and share.

 

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/megaranmusic/trap-kings-theme-remix-f-mc

 

Thanks! I’ll see you in Japan! My schedule:
6/19  OPENING NIGHT @ Daikanyama M, Tokyo
with Aliceffekt, Hige Driver and Professor Sakamoto

6/20  WITH DENSHI KAIMEN @ Kiwa, Tokyo
with special guest SEXY-SYNTHESIZER

6/21  CHEAPBEATS @ Heavy Sick, Tokyo
with Cheapshot, Omodaka, Bun, Hally, Lazerbeat, m7kenji

6/22  PICO PICO CAFE @ Kichijouji, Tokyo
with Bun and special guest Michiru Yamane

6/23  1H1D!!! Vol.31 @ Cafe la Siesta, Kyoto
with DJ Master Kohta, NNNNNNNNNN, TRIENNIA

6/24  MADMILKY RECORDS @ Game Bar Continue, Osaka
with NNNNNNNNNN, TORIENA

6/27  FINALE @ Sabaco, Tokyo
with Kplecraft, Motohiro Kawashima, Kunio, Lazerbeat, m7kenji, Nacky

6/28 THUMBS UP @ Yokohama, Tokyo 
with Volta Masters

6/29 MEGA ROCK FAN FESTA, @ Lapin et Halot, Tokyo
with Hally, Bun, Robokabuto, Tappy

 

more info at megaranjapan.com! Arigatou!

 

 

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New PlayStation 4 Design Overview

So now we all know how Sony’s PlayStation 4 looks like in design, in many ways it looks cool different and I kind of like it that way. The angled parallelogram design of the PlayStation 4 looks like it combines PlayStation’s of the past, looking like the PlayStation 2. It’s an attractive look, but kind of boxy but it is not as big as the Xbox ONE. But as I said before it’s different and I like it very much its very eye appealing and its fun to look at something I’ll look at before I walk out the door every morning.

To me design means nothing in any way I really don’t care I just want to play games but now I know What it really looks like now I know how it will look next to my television which is next to my PlayStation 3 next to my cable box which the good thing is, it’s all black so no eye sore for me if it was a different color. As of the design for the PlayStation controller design is something also that is different

Sony has kept kind of the same controller design just with a bit of changes or you can say many changes with the same feel, some things did appeal to me when I took a good look at the analogue sticks will have lips so your fingers wont slip off in your most intensive moments in game play and online game play (hate being killed because my thumb slipped). Also the trigger buttons are more improved giving it a much better feel and there is no more start and select now there is option and share buttons. The share button once pressed you can record gameplay to show off your skills to your friends or just to post on media websites and the good thing about is it will not use any other system resource to do so. Another cool thing about the controller is the touch pad screen with 1920 x 900 resolutions and with a sound notifying you when you have pressed it when the time comes for you to use it, the light bar in front will change colors if you’re player 1, 2, 3, and 4 and also has the headset jack and with mono speakers on it.

The analogue sticks are more improved as well more responsive it also features new three-axis gyroscopic motion sensor and three-axis accelerometer. The camera is tracking every move you make with great accuracy and rotational movement as well also having a headset post in front of the controller under the light bar. The touch pad on the DualShock 4 is capable of simultaneous inputs.

The Sony PlayStation eye has been drastically upgraded which now comes with two 1280 x 800 cameras and a 85-degree field of view with four microphones along with two cameras to work with the DualShock 4 controllers for movement tracking. So all of these new designs and how everything is tied together all of the angles that will make everyone look at its slick design can just make you want to buy one just by looking at it if you’re not that much of a gamer all in all I love how everything is and I’m happy with what I see.

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E3 2013: Mirror’s Edge 2 Trailer OST

Check out this awesome OST from the new trailer of Mirror’s Edge 2.

 

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Pre-Order Panic: PlayStation 4 and Xbox ONE Selling Out Already?

Reports are coming in that Microsoft and Sony’s next-generation systems may be selling out already. The claims are that pre-orders for the systems will soon reach 100% of the amount of systems currently manufactured. While it is possible that more consoles can be manufactured to satisfy demand before the Holiday 2013 launch both consoles face, it is also possible that Sony and MS could fail to meet the demand of a consumer-base that has waited an unprecedented amount of time for this new generation cycle.

As far as brick and mortar stores Gamestop is taking pre-0rders for $100 in person while Best Buy is taking them for $50 but has been known to sell their consoles to whoever walks in the door which therefore “screws over” the pre-order customers in past console debuts (buyer beware). If you really can’t handle not having the systems day one, you may want to contact your favorite retailers and find out what your options are.

Of course, there is always the chance that these reports are being taken out of context and meant to incite hype and panic that will lead to the rumor eventually becoming true via itself.

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‘Walking Dead’ Actress Confesses She’s the One Who Tried to Poison President Obama

Update: Nearly a year after this story was initially run, during Summer 2014, ‘Walking Dead’ Actress Shannon Richardson Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Mailing Ricin Letters to President Obama. Below is the unedited, original story that broke during Summer 2013.

Popular American television series The Walking Dead, which airs on AMC as well as a number of other outlets, has recently had one its actresses brought into the limelight but not for the typical Hollywood scandal. Shannon Richardson was arrested today after authorities learned from a lie detector test that she was misleading them in the investigation of a recent attempted assassination against President Obama as well as NYC Mayor Bloomberg involving poison letters.

Her official story is that her husband made her do it and she was the informant who snitched herself out in order to use this national event to frame somebody else; her separated husband (married since 2011) Nathaniel Richardson’s neighbor who has had a long-standing rivalry with Nathaniel Richardson who filed for divorce during all this madness. Shannon Richardson is also said to be pregnant at this time with their baby.

Most puzzling is the reports that Shannon Richardson may face as little as 10 years in prison for this offense. Surely this is not a world of appropriate justice if others are getting mysteriously detained and life sentences / death row for much less than trying to kill the President. Or is it because she’s connected to Hollywood that she is assumed to get a pass right off the bat? Only time will tell if these early reports are accurate as far as the expected punishment for such an offense.

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Skullcandy PLYR 1 Gaming Headset is available exclusively at Best Buy

Skullcandy announced that their new PLYR 1 wireless gaming headset is available in black exclusively at Best Buy. This headset was designed with help from the Astro Gaming team and is Skullcandy’s most advanced wireless headset ever. It has 2.4GHz of wireless experience, Dolby 7.1 surround sound and works for Xbox 360, PS3, Mac, PC, and mobile devices. It is not clear at this time if it will be available for next gen consoles but it most likely will. This headset cost $179.99, or you can get the Skullcandy SLYR wired headset for $79.99.

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Get The Castlevania Album now, get Ran on Billboard… Really

Random aka Mega Ran
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What a Great Night to Have a Curse.

Buy Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata NOW! 


I know what you guys are thinking… another album, dang. But no, this is MUCH different.

a) it’s an OPERA!

b) BILLBOARD BOUND? I was told that our numbers for this album are very close to making something AMAZING happen, like getting a SPOT (albeit a low one) on next weeksBillboard Heatseekers chart! now I never care about that stuff, but how awesome would it be to have us get there? incredibly, that’s how awesome. I’m confused now, but the point is, BUY THIS ALBUM and put us over the hump!

http://random.bandcamp.com/album/castlevania-the-nocturnal-cantata

Already bought it? get THE PHYSICAL CD and get an UNRELEASED BONUS TRACK produced by Lost Perception, of “Black Materia” fame.

AS always, be a good friend and share, after your purchase!

If you’re on twitter, after you buy, hashtag#nocturnalcantata and tell me your favorite trackand I’ll pick a random person to mail off a FREE poster to, every day of this week!

Again I can’t stress it enough, if you’ve ever supported my music, or my music has ever helped you through a tough time, or made the easy times even better, this would be the time to support and get a copy of this new album! Thank you so much! Even if 25% of you on this mailing list bought the album, we’d hit the charts, I’m sure of it. You guys have always held me down and I know this time will be no different. Thank you all. Let’s make history!

BUY YOUR COPY OF CASTLEVANIA: THE NOCTURNAL CANTATA NOW! 

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Thank you in advance!

Oh, and SUMMER Tour dates are being worked out right now, stay tuned for updates!

Have a great week.

Random

ALBUMS: all purchases this month get a free sticker pack.

The Memorandum – Random and Mr. Miranda’s fun journey through beats and rhymes.BUY NOW | iTunes

Mega Ran 10 – Random’s final romp through Robot City, executive produced and mixed by K-Murdock

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Black Materia – Random and Lost Perception’s award winning tribute to the greatest RPG of all time. BUY NOW | iTunes

Forever Famicom – Random and K-Murdock’s award winning 8 and 16-bit collab album.

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“Random is dreaming of is a world in which “keeping it real” comes to mean rapping about real life, and not just bragging about how much time you’ve spent in prison, or how many people you’ve shot.” — Patrick Taylor,Rapreviews.com

“It may be a little early to declare an Album of the Year for Hip-Hop, but (Black Materia) is certainly a vibrant and unique candidate already.” — Michael Melchor, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“some of the most original music to come out of the Valley in years, hip-hop or otherwise.” — Mike R. Meyer, Phoenix New Times

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“Never Knew Love” by DraMatik of the W.O.L.V.E.S

Check out DraMatik’s new song: “Never Knew Love- DraMatik ft D-Chyld Prod GC Classic”
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F-Gutta – P.s.A.

I got it ! My music is based on my life . My new album will be called “Love Me 4 M3”. First Single lost in your eyes video dropping next month! Like F-Gutta on Facebook for more.

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