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Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast – Loyal To What Matters #BeatzNBitzPodcast #RDR2 #BlackOps4

Real Gamers, entertainment journalism, and hip hop combine in the Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast featuring Jeezy AKA DJ Killzown Jones and Breezy. In the latest episode “Loyal To What Matters” a number of hot topics are discussed including the latest in video game news, film and television streaming services, financial advisory tips and evaluations, celebrity scandals, rap dissing beyond the grave, culture discussions, Hollywood, industry revolutions, and beyond.

Among the latest games to top the charts this year, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty Black Ops 4, stock market analysts are debating which games will sell the most copies this year and whether or not a dormant franchise can overcome the latest entry in a long-running blockbuster series. Impressions on new titles like SoulCalibur VI are also featured on this week’s cast.

Hip Hop beef and the most enjoyable albums of the year are also discussed with a strong, passionate debate on various topics peppered with fun times and lots of jokes. The laughs are plentiful, the ideas are major, and the topics touched on are all over the map. Various voices representing different points of view converge together in this episode, so check it out.

Continue reading Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast – Loyal To What Matters #BeatzNBitzPodcast #RDR2 #BlackOps4

Mega Ran Albums “Pay What You Want” for 48 Hours

Mega Ran Pay What You Want

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Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast #10 We On Fire

 

Beatz N' Bitz #10

Tonight on the Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast Baron aka Beezy And DJ Killzown discuss Birdman VS Lil Wayne, TEKKEN Crush and The possible return of the Resistance: Fall of Man Franchise.
The Duo also speak on The Migos donating to local ATL Schools, 2 Chainz for Mayor of College Park , Mortal Kombat X Reveals, Star Wars Battle Pod and much much more
If you or some one you know would like to be on the podcast inbox me your gmail email or add DJKillzown Jones or mrpxtent@gmail.com on Google Plus before 8PM CST Friday Night as the pre-show will start between 8:20-8:30 PM
any and everyone is welcome and if you have something you want to plug, somebody you want to shout out or whatever here is the place to do it.
If you are new to the show check out the playlist below the live stream to catch up with the show. 


 

 

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A Very Random Christmas by Random aka Mega Ran #RealGamerMusic

MegaRan Christmas

A Christmas Collectible! Get one of 100 CDs of “A Very Random Christmas.” Makes a great stocking stuffer. All 6 songs plus instrumentals with exclusive art by Hector “Hexsagon” Flores. CDs ship ASAP.

Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

Or Download for FREE (enter $0) or donation (enter any amount), and you’ll get the “A Very Random Christmas” EP, the instrumentals, liner notes and alternate artwork by Christopher Bantum and Chris Flocco. Donations will support touring and future music releases. As always, Thank you for your support, and Happy Holidays! *AND NOW, you don’t even have to enter your email address!*

Christmas MegaRan RealGamerNewz 2014

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Target Practice Mixtapes Vol. XIII – Hosted By DJ Killzown Jones – #TPMVOLXIII

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The Thirteenth Installment in DJ Killzown Jones’ Ever Popular Target Practice Mixtapes Series is finally here. TPM VOL XIII features of the newest and hottest Hip-Hop tracks from the biggest artist in the game today as well as indie artist that are on the rise. Check out the mix-tape below and if you have music that you would like to be featured on the mix-tape please send them to djkillzownjones@gmail.com for consideration. Follow Killzown Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and subscribe to his channel on Youtube

https://soundcloud.com/youngsw33tjones/sets/target-practice-mixtapes-vol-2

Source – djkillzownjones

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Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast #3 – Chicken In The Frieza

BEATZ N BITZ #3

DJ Killzown Jones (Jeezy) and Baron (Breezy) are back once again for the third episode of the Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast. Join Us Live as We Discuss Hip-Hop, Video Games and everything in between. This week the duo discusses the new Dragon Ball Z film “Resurrection Of Frieza”, The Cassidy Vs Dizaster Rap Battle, Street Fighter V and more. This Beatz N’ Bitz Podcast is simulcast on Youtube, djkillzownjones.com and realgamernewz.com

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World Premiere “#EndGamerGate” by MegaRan [HD Music + Lyrics Video]

#EndGamerGate by MegaRan - RealGamerNewz Premiere

I wrote this a few months ago to express my feelings on GamerGate. The message in the song might not be immediately visible, so here it is. It sickens me to read some of the threats people have made to game journalists. If you don’t like what someone does or says, you have the freedom to turn the other way. People are able to say whatever they want about other people, but it doesn’t mean that’s the best way to communicate, and that it won’t come back to haunt you.

If we are a community of gamers, then we should celebrate each others differences and not tear each other down in the name of ethics. This is the same mentality that has caused wars, discrimination, and even death. Respect all people. The term “gamer” will never die.

– Mega Ran

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Richie Branson Unlocked!!! Ghouls N Ghosts 3 This December If Stretch Goal Met

Richie Branson Ghouls N Ghosts 3 MegaRan

So you might have heard,

MegaRan is Doing a Kickstarter w/ 18 hours left

The initial goal of $5,000 was met very quickly by tons of fans who supported the mission of this Kickstarter, to get Mega Lo Mania (the MegaRan Documentary) turned into a Director’s Cut DVD for purchase or rental through Redbox that’s also available on a number of digital distribution and streaming websites including Amazon, Netflix, and iTunes. That reality gave way to another moment in which MegaRan decided to start making crushed 8-bit versions of his instrumentals for Nintendo NES cartridges that backers could receive. Beyond that, a brand new Mega Man EP was revealed for release on Christmas Day to all backers in addition to a new Random AKA MegaRan 2015 album entitled “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World”.

Through all of these crazy awesome rewards, not to mention USB keys, Vinyls, Sweatshirts, Guest Spots on MegaRan Tracks, his own tie, the ability to Executive Producer a gamer rap album, and the yet un-revealed secret stage, there has been a new challenger entering the ring!!!

Richie Branson Ghouls N Ghosts 3 RealGamerNewz

RICHIE BRANSON!!!

If you’ve never heard of the artist known as Richie Branson then you definitely should.

His Twitter Bio reads, “Billboard Charting Rapper/Producer (worked w/ Adult Swim, Def Jam, Sony, etc) who once outsold some of your favorite rappers with an album about a video game.”

He’s a different style rapper that pulls off impressive lyricism on topics the world of gamers often can relate to in exact, or at least really close. I mean, who hasn’t been to somebody’s house that was more disgusting than a nightmare and had to stay there, or been trapped in a zombie apocalypse with murderous agents sweeping for leftovers. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you’ll have to take a listen below and start getting caught up! What began as a TOUR-ONLY EP spawned into a full series from Random AKA MegaRan and Richie Branson called Ghouls N Ghosts (named after the awesome Capcom game by the same title) paying tribute to the gore and horror gaming scene as well as the overall spooky atmosphere of death and demons.

Donate to Help Ghouls N Ghosts 3 Release, But Guess What…

If The Stretch Goal of $18,000 is reached a number of things will happen. This album will get pushed up to December 2014 and finished / released whereas it may have been meant for a later date previously before this decision from the musicians involved. In addition to that, MegaRan has vowed to take a tattoo that the fans pick (out of a few narrowed down video game selections) if $17,000 stretch goal is reached. A Drew Wise World Map is being revealed for MegaRan reaching $16,000 already and beyond the Tattoo perk MegaRan will also be making MegaRan Lunch Boxes.

You Can Still Get NES Cartridges + Vinyls by Upgrading Your Pledge

That’s right, you don’t actually have to donate all over again. Backers can upgrade their pledge at any time. Funds will be withdrawn on Saturday at 3AM according to Kickstarter (Sat, Nov 22 2014 3:05 AM EST to be exact), so there’s still time. Really, anything can be bought on the list that is still available, but I personally recommend taking advantage of the fact that for just a $85 pledge, everyone will still get a Vinyl copy of the album or getting one of the really incredible NES instrumental cartridges – they actually work when you pop them into a Famicom or Nintendo NES system. The fact that Ran has provided the instrumentals to his MegaRan 2015 album in bit-crushed format on the 8 bit carts is really a musical one of a kind thing for fans of MegaRan.

MegaRan RealGamerNewz 8 Bit Xmas

Sample

You won’t want to miss out on that, so kill a hundred birds with 1 stone.

two birds with one stone

Awww, poor birdie!

Consider Upgrading Your Pledge!

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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For Small Fee, MegaRan Will Make A Hip Hop EP / Album About Your Favorite Game

MegaRan FF7

MegaRan AKA Random is best known for his jump into the role of Mega Man and helping to launch Nerdcore as a genre alongside artists like MC Frontalot. When the album Black Materia came out, it shocked the video game world and blew up the world touring indie artist’s fan-base with Final Fantasy 7 fanatics who couldn’t get enough of Ran’s conversion of what was once a classic masterpiece video game saga into the feeling of that same story taking place in real life. Through voicing each character’s deepest unspoken emotions and embracing that exposure of FF7’s inner conflicts / spiritual themes, Ran proved that video games and hip hop belong together. If you haven’t heard it yet, take a listen below now:

Now the artist known as Random is offering the chance for your favorite game to see that same metamorphosis. One backer of the Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut DVD Kickstarter has already purchased it, and I can’t wait to see which game they suggest for Random to bring to life.

Donate Here to Receive Backer Benefits

An EP of 4-5 tracks will be created with executive producer credits given to the backer as well as copyright license ownership and the decision on blessing the project for mass release or keeping it for yourself (an unprecedented value proposition in music that you’ll likely never see again) for just $900 which also nets the backer Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut, Random’s 2015 album, (digital downloads of both and physical copies), a shout out on Twitter (Random has tens of thousands of fans), and a bunch more (all on top of actually getting to executive produce and own your own MegaRan Video Games Hip Hop project)!!! You can bump it up to FULL ALBUM (9 tracks at least) for $2,000.

Or for just $250 you can get K Murdock and MegaRan to do a song about your favorite game!

(6 slots remaining)

Like I said this is the type of opportunity you won’t see twice. At the time of this writing, there’s only 33 hours left to accept such an awesome offer. Help Random distribute his Documentary to his fans all over the world, and become an Executive Producer of an incredible album at the same time.

 

Donate Here to Receive Backer Benefits

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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Soul Veggies Revealed by Random & Storyville w/ More Info In Newest MegaRan Interview

Soul Veggies MegaRan Storyville

A new project from Random AKA MegaRan and Storyville of Writer’s Guild has been announced. Soul Veggies will soon see what happens when Random and Storyville REACT. Soul Veggies was first announced and talked about during the Rap Reviews Interview Radio Show which you can listen to by clicking on the hyperlink below this post. There was freestyle melee battle skill exhibited by Nerdcore talent Random as well who spoke of the inspiration behind this project hitting fans on the tail end of a Kickstarter already full of surprises which has yielded a new MegaRan – Mega Man album releasing December 25 but also a 2015 project from Random the lyricist behind Random Beats and Random’s House projects like The 8th DayHeroes, Volume One (Special Edition)River City Random, and more.

Tune in to the Full Interview to hear MegaRan’s Exclusive New Freestyle, And More Info first:

Click Here – RAPREVIEWS.COM Interview Radio Show

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For now click on the link above to hear the latest info, More Info will be released as it becomes available.

New Music Video “React” Coming Next Month!

Mega Ran Storyville - React

MegaRan and Storyville

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League of Legends Gets Its Own Rap Song, This One’s Enlightening Though!

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What up Real Gamers, Welcome back to #RealGamerMusic —> Check out Dr. Awkward’s League of Legends Rap Song – “One People” by Awk & Vandal. Insert Illuminati symbols here. Inspired by LoL the MOBA (Massive Online Battle Arena) video game by Riot Games.

illuminate real gamers

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MegaRan The Philadelphia Way – New Song Released As Netflix Documentary Kickstarter 153% Funded

MegaRan The Philly Way

WOW! We have surpassed the goal in under a week! Thank you so much! I’ve set up TWO stretch goals and even dropped some new music to celebrate. read on for that.

So here’s the deal: I’d like to get vinyl going for the new album next year, and so with a stretch goal of $8000, we can do that.

THANK YOU for $7000 on Kickstarter!!

Music Arrangement of “Gonna Fly Now” from the Rocky (1976) Film
Lyrics Written and Performed by Mega Ran
Trumpet Performed by David Cholley
Artwork by Chris Flocco (flocco.deviantart.com)
PRODUCED BY MUSTIN™

As anyone who’s lived in Philly long enough knows, life as a fan of Philadelphia sports teams is full of ups and downs, and mostly downs. With the 76ers tanking, the Phillies and Flyers going nowhere for a while, and recent key injuries to a few Eagles, despite a great start, this season may shape up to be similar to most.

Philly born former teacher Raheem Jarbo, who records hip-hop under the name Mega Ran, perhaps best known for his “Jeremy Lin Rap” that hit scored viral success plus ESPN, USA Today coverage in 2012, is back with a new track that’s less celebratory, but just as heartfelt.

With references to The Curse of Billy Penn, Allen Iverson’s famous “Practice” rant, the demolition of Veterans Stadium and the 2008 Phillies World Series team, and a backing beat comprised of Bill Conti’s famous “Gonna Fly Now,” this rap song is sure to make the average Philly sports fan feel good, or maybe want to fight.

I ALSO have plans to release a new MEGAMAN album on Christmas Day for you guys, if and only if we hit $9000!

Mega Ran’s Director’s Cut DVD and a New Album for 2015

Hit up the kickstarter and either back, or share, I appreciate it greatly!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/megaran/mega-lo-mania-directors-cut-dvd-and-a-new-album-fo

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MegaRan Announces Kickstarter to get Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut on Netflix + Redbox #RealGamerMusic

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Mega-Lo-Mania (our review coming soon) is a documentary from Random AKA MegaRan which was debuted by Glasswork Media at FilmBar the award winning wine bar and movie theater in Phoenix, AZ where a snapshot of the heavily touring indie musician’s life and what it’s like to be MegaRan for a few crazy shows hitting Arizona, Cali, and Vegas with a few unexpected turns of events causing Ran to think on the fly in order to give the fans what they want as he’s done worldwide now with albums covering everything from MegaMan to Final Fantasy and also speaks on life experiences growing up in this modern society us gamers know about all too well.

The original documentary has been released physically and is available digitally still HERE but would be much more accessible to all of MegaRan’s many, many fans around the world who use Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, Amazon, and more. In addition to breaking down the cost of distributing to all of these platforms, Big Ran let’s us know there will be an added bonus to fans getting this Kickstarter achieved. The entire project will be reworked as the longer, second polish release Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut. Take a look at the following excerpt from the Kickstarter below:

Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut DVD

“We put in the man-hours to create the content and put it out, out of our own pockets, but when it came time to figure out distribution and promotion, we were quite frankly out of money. Additionally, most retailers and festivals require a film to be 60 minutes, and ours is currently at 40. This requires reshooting, repackaging and re-releasing the video, as Mega Lo Mania: The Director’s Cut.

This Director’s Cut will feature:

  • more performance footage
  • interviews with legendary and influential musicians about me and our work
  • more history of chiptunes, VGM and hip-hop
  • much more!

Here’s a breakdown of costs:

  • Getting a movie on Netflix (HD)= $999
  • Getting a movie on iTunes= $1500 + yearly fees
  • Getting a movie into Redbox =$1395
  • Getting a movie into Amazon= $150
  • Getting your movie into just HALF of the hundreds of film festivals all over the world= over $1000 in submission fees

total= over $5000… to distribute a film…AFTER making it. Whoa.

So, here we are, back at Kickstarter to figure out how the heck to get the most out of the time and effort we’ve already put in. Tough stuff.”

There’s also a ton of great stuff for just pledging what you can towards this release!

Including:

  • Copies of the Director’s Cut DVD as well as MegaRan’s 2015 Album “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World”
  • Digi Packs of everything being released with Free Bonus Live MP3 for those cyber ballers out there.
  • USB Drives and/or CDs full of MegaRan tracks (retail + unreleased)
  • Signed 8 Bit Ties – Ran is literally selling the tie off his neck to make this happen! (3 available)
  • Video w/ MegaRan!!! Yup, this one will cost a bit but totally worth it and more in value. (3 available)
  • MegaRan’s Modded Famicom for playing your own chip tunes on stage!
  • Musical or Video Collaborations – but please, check yourself before you wreck yourself.
  • Much More, click the link below to see all pledge options and rewards listed by MegaRan:

Donate to MegaRan’s Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut DVD / Netflix Kickstarter HERE

Check out the Official Mega-Lo-Mania trailer below:

 

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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Mirandom – We Salute You (from the UK and Paris)

MegaRan UK Mirandom MR Miranda

We Salute You! footage from the first few shows and sightseeing on the Otherworld Tour.

REMAINING DATES:

<> Sept 8 @ Surya, London
<> Sept 10 @ Kawaii Cafe, Paris
<> Sept 11 @ SuperByte Fest, Manchester
<> Sept 13 @ Hootenanny, Brixton

Now Available: Mirandom – The OtherWorld EP

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Get a Sneak Preview of the New #Mirandom UK EP!

MegaRan

The Otherworld EP

by Random and Mr. Miranda

Pre-order of The Otherworld EP. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released. Releases 03, September 2014
A special recording commemorating the UK/EU Tour. All proceeds go toward tour costs. This will release on the moment of Random’s birthday, September 3.The gang is also offering rewards for financial support on the road, check out the FundRazr campaign athttps://fundrazr.com/campaigns/aoiJ2/ab/5FuTe?

Tour Dates:

Sept 4 and 5 – ALCON, Leicester

Sept 6 – Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

Sept 7 – The Roxy 171, Glasgow

Sept 9 – Surya, London

Sept 10 – Kawaii Cafe, Paris

Sept 11-13 – Superbyte Festival, Manchester

credits:

releases 03 September 2014. Recorded by Raheem Jarbo at Random House Studios, Phoenix, AZ. Production by Lynx Kinetic of The Gentlemen Ether, Pac0Naut, M_Slago, DJ DN3 and Awkward.

  $5 USD  or more

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