Mega Ran, Video Game Influenced Hip-hop 50% Off Sale

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  1. Another World
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    Random, A/K/A Mega Ran, is a hip-hop producer and emcee originally from Philadelphia, PA. You may be asking what that has to do with "game" related news? Mega Ran has written, produced, and rapped on a variety of game-related hip-hop albums. In 2007, his Mega Ran album, a tribute to the Blue Bomber, received approval by Capcom and managed to win him a cult following from gamers, geeks, and hip-hoppers alike. Random has gone on to record songs about many video games, including SMB2, Dragon Warriror, FF VII, Kirby's Dreamland, Star Fox, and The Secret of Mana, just to name a few!

    If you are interested in gaming music, hip-hop, or just want to hear something new, check out his homepage, linked below. All of his current albums can be streamed for free and if you are digging what he is putting down, consider making a purchase. Everything on his site (CDs, digital albums, and other merchandise) is 1/2 off until the end of December!

    :arrow: Mega Ran's Homepage
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    :arrow: Random WIKI Article

    Recommended Listening:
    :arrow: Mega Ran
    :arrow: Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII
    :arrow: Forever 8​-​Bit (Powered Up Import)
    :arrow: Patches and Glue
     
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  2. Wombo Combo

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    Totally not racist at all..
     
  3. Ethevion

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    Never thought a hip hop artist would use games to make music
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Now if various pop chart artists tried it on I might raise an eyebrow but poke around http://www.whosampled.com/browse/artists/A/1/H/Hip-Hop / R&B/ (especially stuff like http://www.whosampled.com/artist/Cypress Hill/?sp=4 - Cypress Hill, luminaries of gangster rap, sampled Dusty Springfield and Black Sabbath on the same album which was also one of their most noted) and see the rather broad selection of samples that went into such things.
     
  5. Ethevion

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    Interesting. I'm going to look into it when I get home.
     
  6. XDel

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    Not too shabby, after all these years I see Nerd Core is still going strong. :)

     
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  7. Amber Lamps

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    A Black megaman what's the point, how about an asian megaman as well? lol. I've always enjoyed how people take a white character, wishing it were from another race and sticking another color on it. It is a video game! lol imho I never considered megaman to have a race, rather he is a cyborg of sorts which in turn is something completely different all on its own.

    Why no black mario here? :P might as well throw in a nubian princess peach as well :)
     
  8. Another World
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    i do believe you are looking much too deeply into this.

    -another world
     
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    I still think this is the best ever.
     
  10. DrOctapu

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    Eh, not my thing. He was at one of the cons I went to, probably sucked the least out of the bands there, other than a pillows cover band. V is for Villains was also there, and they are unforgivably shitty.
     
  11. steveroo

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    random has a upbeat sound, I also like the large sound of samples he uses in the one remix song.

    I wish gbatemp did more write ups like this.