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Mega Ran Presents… “RNDM” – Pre-Order and Get MIGHTY NO 9’s SOUNDTRACK, FREE!!!!

01- Random AKA Mega Ran - RNDM - 2015 Album - Mighty No 9 Soundtrack

Prepared for your ear buds with the official anthem to Mighty No. 9 as a bonus track, appearances from artists like Kool Keith, Open Mike Eagle, MURS, Joell Ortiz and more. On a mission to make this one the favorite song, Mega Ran released the second single off RNDM (pronounced Random) “Your Favorite Song” as a methodically planned out audio experience, “Infinite Lives” featuring D&D Sluggers, and the Mighty No. 9 Soundtrack Credits Track Mega Ran made has been given a Preview Snippet: “Mighty” through the RandomBeats.io website launched recently to give updates quickly to fans who are swallowing up the hip hop and video games artist’s latest works after a successful Director’s Cut Documentary Kickstarter Mega Ran recently went on to perform the Forever Famicom 5th Anniversary Tour (among other tours) with K-Murdock, Sammus, brentalfloss, D Nilsz, and more, releasing new content all the while and planning the next move. He even dropped in to RealGamerNewZ to give us an Exclusive E3 2015 Mega Ran Wrap Up!!!

In 2007 Random released an album named “Mega Ran” and in 2015 Mega Ran is releasing “RNDM” taking us full circle with it.

> Pre-Order RNDM now: http://www.randombeats.io and get Mighty No. 9’s Soundtrack Free (While Supplies Last, 999 Available)

Stated to be the most personal album he’s ever put together, Mega Ran speaks on some of his tracks briefly to over 58,000 Twitter fans (at the time of this writing):

Release Date: 15 September 2015

Executive Producers: Raheem Jarbo, Matthew Weiss and Kyle Murdock.

Production by: Michiru Yamane, RND1, Lost Perception, Lazerbeak of DOOMTREE, Dibia$e, AKT Aktion, K-Murdock, Fresh Kils and more.

Artwork by Daniel Hill.

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MegaRan’s LIVE Gamer Podcast “The Manual” Presented by Gunnar Optiks

The Manual - MegaRan and K Murdock Podcast

Thursdays at 8PM Eastern K Murdock (Producer of Forever Famicom) and MegaRan (Hip Hop Artist of Final Fantasy VII: Black Materia) come together to speak on the week in gaming, video game-based hip hop news, and in addition to their opinions on the industry also provide a deeper look into the vibe behind the creation of their music while answering questions from the fans.

Last week, they answered questions about their favorite Final Fantasy titles and whether or not they’d ever consider going over to the dark side of PC Gaming since the pair are mainly on consoles currently. That produced some interesting discussion indeed. The only problem with The Manual is that I’m always forgetting to check it out at the right timing live, so what I did is I set an alarm on my phone to remind me. There’s a Dash Radio app as well for Android (and can be side-loaded onto Fire OS) plus the iOS AppStore if you’re into the iPhone craze still.

The Manual is hosted specifically on the Multiplayer Network channel within Dash Radio, presented by Gunnar Optiks. You can listen in from a desktop computer, laptop, or mac easily too. K Murdock and MegaRan do a good job of keeping a theme going with each segment of the show, and provide music that backs up that theme while discussing their thoughts at hand revolving around sometimes light, sometimes heavy, and usually fun topics that could make you laugh or make the day go by a little better. At the end of the day, we are all in it for the same thing and that’s gaming. So check them out if you get the chance.

The Manual on Dash Radio’s Multiplayer Network

The Manual – Show #30 by Neosonix on Mixcloud

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Today Only: FREE Mixtape, Mega Ran Music Discount && Worldwide Release Party Livestream

Mega Ran Presidents Day Sale Discount

Just a quick blurb to let everybody know about a great deal. One of the most talented and hard working Nerdcore artists of all time responsible for such works as MegaRan 9, Forever Famicom, Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata and of course the universally loved Final Fantasy VII: Black Materia (just to name a few) has issued a President’s Day Discount.

Right now you can get anything MegaRan’s ever released on MegaRanMusic.com for 25% Off. Use the code presidential (no capital letters or spaces or anything funky like that), at checkout. I personally have to recommend the new album Soul Veggies which released early last night in Boston featuring Storyville, will be available on MegaRanMusic.com tonight at midnight if you pre-order, and is the pair’s first full collaboration after many years of working together (detailed in the FREE Mixtape! ), hopefully of many to come.

MegaRan will also be streaming gameplay and global release party! So be sure to check that out in the video below or you can subscribe to him / come back to this page – whatever is easiest. Also, if you’re unable to grab that Soul Veggies on Bandcamp or just need it somewhere else, check out some of the alternative methods to support this artist below.

Soul Veggies Also Available On:

Tour Info by MegaRan himself:

“Next weekend I’m in ALASKA! here are those dates:

Feb 20 Gorilla Games, Anchorage 6pm
Feb 20 Bosco’s, Anchorage, 9PM

Feb 21 Bayview Pub, Sitka, 8PM

then after that, NEXT TOUR starts March 5 in NYC!”

I JUST CAME FOR THE FREE MIXTAPE (CLICK HERE)

MegaRan’s Worldwide Release Party Livestream (Goes live at 11PM PST AKA 2AM EST):

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GEEKLY PODCAST: The Podcast Everybody Knows, Like The Konami Codes #RealGamerMusic @MegaRan @Melwheezy

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“Take it easy, it’s time to keep it GEEKLY, with DJedi, Tech Dre, and Melwheezy – SciFi to gaming, movies to comics, whatever your pleasure is they- they- they got it.” – Random AKA Mega Ran- Geekly Podcast Theme

Check out GEEKLY PODCAST HERE Today.

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Soul Veggies Breaks Top 25 Pre-Ordered Underground Hip Hop Albums

Mega Ran Announces Brick Records Deal Signed for Soul Veggies

If you haven’t heard yet, Soul Veggies has signed with Brick Records to present something fresh for hip hop heads around the world. With topics from the current state of hip hop to government surveillance, overcoming personal demons, and more, Soul Veggies opens with a casual and crisp introduction and takes you through solid tracks of quality that real musicians or passerby can equally appreciate.

Don’t miss this album. It’s already in the Top 25 Pre-Ordered Underground Hip Hop Albums on UndergroundHipHop.com alongside acts such as announced today by MegaRan and features production from Storyville, Lost Perception, The Symphony, The Cymatiks, Wann Sklobi, Mike Paris, Kid Icki, DJ Seedless, and featuring verses from Random AKA MegaRan + Storyville (the Soul Veggies group, brand, logo, identity, movement, what have you), featuring Russel Tate, PT Starks, D.O.E. Boy, Laura Zahn, and Wise Intelligent (of Poor Righteous Teachers).

Pre-Order Available Here

“React” (abridged) (Full Version + Music Video Coming Soon):

LIKE on Facebook to UNLOCK Official Soul Veggies Music Videos

Behind The Scenes:

Tour Mixtape / Preview CD:

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Killzown Interviews – MegaRan

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Today On Killzown Interviews I sit down with Random aka MegaRan. Ran is a critically acclaimed  Chip-Hop Emcee hailing from Philadelphia PA by way of Phoenix Arizona who’s lyrical prowess, top notch production and amazing performances has taken him to the corner offices of Capcom, to E3 to Japan and every where in between. Today on the show we will discuss the man behind the moniker, what inspired him to start gaming, when and where did he fall in love with music, how he brought both together and much much more. Check out the stream below, leave a comment and share to spread the word. Keep up with MegaRan by visit his websites  http://megaran.com/ and http://megaranmusic.com/ check out his official Facbook  Twitter & Youtube  today.  Keep up with Killzown on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and subscribe to his channel on Youtube

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The Year In Gaming 2014 by Random aka Mega Ran #Music #GamersUnite #VideoGames #History

Mega Ran 2014 Year In Gaming

On this New Year’s Eve Edition of #RealGamerMusic – This year was such a wild ride, from losses to gains, from good times to pain. Random AKA MegaRan speaks on everything 2014 as our industry’s heritage turns the next page to 2015.

“XBOX price cuts, but that Wii doe
had everybody out searching for Amiibos
Phil fish went ham on Twitter and snapped-
Used the classic excuse-” i musta been hacked
Speaking of hacked, we all got clowned
When Xbox live and PSN kept going down
Amazon grabbed twitch for 900 million
Shadow of Mordor was great, till the ending”

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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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Check Me Out, Streaming Destiny’s New DLC (PS4 Gameplay Live)

Destiny DLC Live Gameplay RealGamerNewz

Hey everybody it’s your friendly RGN Executive Editor here streaming on MegaRan’s channel some of the new Destiny DLC – check it out below!

PS4 Gameplay Originally Streamed on http://Twitch.TV/Mega_Ran
For more videos / info about this game and others: http://realgamernewz.com/category/videos

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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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What Is MegaRan’s Big Secret? 3 Days Left On Kickstarter Stretch Goal Or We’ll Never Know

MegaRan 3 Days Left realGamernewz

MegaRan Mega Man blowing up in your face with an incredibly successful and fan-loving Kickstarter that has seen everything from the sale of MegaRan’s own Famicom to the reveal of crazy tracks like The Philadelphia Way (Click Here) to hear that and listen to a newer one below to even MegaRan selling the tie off his neck – all in the noble and global pursuit of getting The Mega Ran Documentary – Mega Lo Mania: The Director’s Cut published on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, Redbox, Film Festivals, and likely anywhere else MegaRan and his team of international PR ninjas can get their foot into a door. This is the type of moment that fans live for, to see an artist who was once completely underground having their story told in front of the world. MegaRan is responsible for some of the best pairings of Video Games and Hip Hop ever created, and even hosts a panel on Video Games And Hip Hop in our home town Boston, MA every PAX East. I was originally going to make this post about the next Mega Man album that’s hitting, the excitement of which I think is going to rise greatly as the wrap up of the year approaches and fans have time to catch up with all of the great flood of excellent Nerdcore news this holiday season.

Donate Here to Receive Backer Benefits

But now I just need to know…

MegaRan Stretch Goals

What is MegaRan’s Big SECRET???

We have only 3 days left to find out. I can see the money adding up every second from people who might be fans of Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII Hip Hop Album, Forever Famicom, Blur Bomber, MegaRan and his Solo Missions like MegaRan 9, TeacherRapperHero Series, Language Arts Vol. 1, 2, 3, The Call: 8 Bit Anniversary Edition and the dual mind albums like Mirandom – Memorandum,

All backers names are on the back of the Nintendo NES cartridge album, many backers are getting MegaRan’s 2015 album in Vinyl, Audio CD, digital MP3, and more. It’s time for everyone to pull out the stops on making sure every MegaRan fan at least knows about this and has the option to get some of these crazy goodies – because at this point Mega Ran is raising up Stretch Goals upon Stretch Goals including GETTING A TATTOO, dropping A NEW MEGA MAN ALBUM AND A 2015 ALBUM and more. But at $20,000 a “Secret Project” that Random House is teasing will be unlocked. We have no idea what this project is all about, but MegaRan has been playing an awful lot of awesome retro games lately, working with a lot of Nerdcore and Hip Hop Artists, and it could literally be anything. We’ve come this far, So back now! 3 Days Left!

Donate Here to Receive Backer Benefits

Donate Here to Receive Backer Benefits

MegaRan Mega man 2015

 MegaRan RealGamerNewz

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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