….that’s what I was told by a friend when they heard this new track, “Faculty Lounge” featuring Homeboy Sandman. Bah.
I don’t think music is as fun when you’re not being honest, so everything in this song is super real, and happened within my 5+ years of teaching middle school. Never a dull moment. Don’t get me wrong, I loved it… but I’m loving it more from a distance, ha.
Philly bred ex-teacher Random aka Mega Ran enlisted another educator turned rhyme-slinger, recent Stones Throw Records signee Homeboy Sandman, in this example of what goes down on a typical afternoon in the faculty lounge. Mega Ran and Boy Sand set it on the American educational system’s flaws over an ill funk chop by DN3, with precise cuts and scratches by Phoenix’s DJ LES 735. Trust, the real faculty lounge conversations are even worse.
like it? it’s on iTunes, get it!
The song will appear on Random’s new conceptual EP, Language Arts Volume 2, also featuring Mela Machinko, Chaundon and more, releasing August 22. Volume 1 and the VIDEO GAME based on the album, is available now.
Play version 1.1, updated with new sounds and epic boss battles NOW! http://language-arts-game.com
Until then, catch @MegaRan on tour with @Mike_Eagle and DJ DN3 on the Summer Sessions tour.
7.10 Club Red, Tempe, AZ
7.11 Burt’s Tiki Lounge, ALB, NM*
7.12 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM*
7.13 Hodi’s Half Note, Ft Collins, CO*
7.14 Crash 45, Denver, CO*
7.16 Berbati’s Pan, Portland, OR*
7.17 Nectar, Seattle, WA*
7.18 The Glow, Bellingham, WA*
7.20 Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC*
7.24 Dobbs Upstairs, Philadelphia, PA*
7.25 Cameo Lounge, NYC*
7.26 Empire, Portland, ME*
7.27 Con-Bravo, Burlington, Ont, Canada*
7.28 Pixel, Ithaca, NY*
7.29 Precinct, Boston, MA*
8.1 White Rabbit, San Antonio, TX^
8.2 Mohawk, Austin, TX^
8.3-5 Nerdapalooza @The Social/Beacham, Orlando, FL
8.6 The Haven, Winter Park, FL
8.7 Granada Theater,Lawrence, KS^
8.8 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE^
8.9 Varsity Theater, MPLS, MN^
8.10 Gabe’s Oasis, Iowa City, IA^
8.11 Subterranean, Chicago, IL^
8.12 Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI^
8.14 Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI^
8.15 Mickey Finns, Toledo, OH^
8.16 The Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH^
8.17 The Basement, Columbus, OH^
8.18.12 Mr Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
special thanks to Hex for the artwork, Boy Sand for the scorching verses, DN3 for the banging track, and DJ LES for the cuts, and YOU for listening and sharing. Blast off!