YO! Random, aka Mega Ran here. I told myself I wouldn’t be back on Kickstarter unless I had an idea that was worthy of your help, and this is it!
Many of you may know that I’ve been working on an album called “Language Arts” for quite some time..3 years to be exact! This album has undergone some HUGE changes and now will be a threefold project: 3 separate EPs (releasing May, August and November 2012), a COMIC BOOK and web series by the awesome folks at J1 Studios, and now even my very own VIDEO GAME with help from Lunar Giant Studios. The game will be FREE for all!
The goal amount of $3000 will be used to fund the mixing and mastering and packaging of the album, the production, art and duplication of the comic, and the production of the game. Anything over that amount will go to paying the guest musicians, artists and game developers, and possibly go into a high quality music video treatment. Remember if we don’t hit the goal, we get NOTHING.
Mega Ran in Language Arts is a story-driven album loosely based on my own life, showing the many struggles of a teacher who also juggles a music career as well as a personal life, while battling an evil much worse than he could ever imagine. In between that I hold “class” by doing several tracks based on some of my favorite middle school level literary works. Think Dangerous Minds x 8 Mile x Spider-Man.
The album has some spectacular folks helping out, from producers EOM and DN3, to famed voice actor KYLE HEBERT (Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, Bleach, Street Fighter IV and so much more), who narrates the story, to associate production by composer BEAR McCREARY (THE WALKING DEAD, Battlestar Galactica). Others on the albums include some of my favorite people in the world: MC Lars, Storyville, K-Murdock, Writers Guild, Thomas Prime, Ariano, Chaundon, MeLa Machinko, Wordsworth and many more.
The video game will be a classic 8-bit styled side scrolling platformer with elements of some of my favorite games (and you really don’t have to ask what game, do you?). The game soundtrack will feature all-original chiptune themed hip-hop tracks composed by the homies DN3 and K-Murdock.
We’re offering some great incentives, from copies of the albums to posters, T-shirts, USB Drives to the opportunity to help create characters in the video game!
More rewards will be added as we go, and as usual, I’ll be dropping new songs as we hit $1,000, $2,000, $3,000 and higher! Beating our goal will allow me to do some even GREATER things that I have in mind, but are just too awesome to say, haha.
Thanks so much for your support and for helping me to make this Language Arts project just as amazing as I envision it.
Peace and blessings,
Raheem “Random” Jarbo