Mega Ran and Storyville return to their battle-rap roots (both are former Scribble Jam Battle finalists in 2008) in a trippy high-tech video that includes digital boxing gloves, retinal scans and even a DeLorean.
Directed by Luis Perez and Ben Levy, Ran and story drop punchline after impressive punchline on “Artillery,” over a hypnotic horn-driven soulful loop accented by piano keys, produced by Small Pro.
Mega Ran, Storyville and special guest Sammus are embarking on the “Rappers With Arm Cannons Tour right now:
March 5 @ Home Sweet Home, NYC
March 6 @ Boston Convention Center, Boston, MA
March 7 @ Sweetwater, Boston, MA
March 8 @ Singers, Syracuse, NY
March 9 @ Flashback Lounge, Watertown, NY
March 10 @ Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
March 11 @ Super Fly Comics and Games, Yellow Springs, OH
March 12 @ Maddies, Cincinnati
March 13-14 @ A&G Con, Covington, KY
March 15 @ Smoke and Barrel, Fayetteville, AR
March 16 @ Nerd Carnival @ Cenote, Austin, TX
March 17 @ Official SXSW Showcase, Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX
March 18 Uglyfest, Austin, TX
March 19 @ Scratched Vinyl Showcase, Austin, TX
HOLY CRAP we did it! never been so happy to be so low on a chart in my life. I appreciate the support sooo much. Today Soul Veggies is:
#188 on Billboard 200
#97 on the rap charts
#47 on the Indie Charts
#12 Heatseekers – Mountain
Numbers have never mattered to me, but one thing they do is they show me that YOU GUYS aren’t just talking about it, but you live it. You backed it up with your wallets. Thank you so much for being there for us. and if you haven’t gotten it yet, all good, go get that Soul Veggies Right NOW so we can stay there!
Today I decided to change my name officially to just Mega Ran. It’s too confusing with at least 6 other acts named Random, and some sites don’t allow an aka… so, it’s officially a thing. Working on changing it on every place.
But Don’t get it twisted: Random isn’t dead, he’s just making it easier for people to find him. Look out for more music very soon.
in fact, to get more, join the Fun Club!
Current Patrons now have access to exclusive remixes, at least 4 new tracks from me, new albums from K-Murdock, as well as full downloadable episodes of our radio show “The Manual.” All that for as little as $1 per month.
Today I went to a print shop in Toronto and signed and turned in paperwork for a recording contract with Brick a Records for the Soul Veggies release. It’s the first record deal that I’ve accepted since 2008 with River City (Japan).
I never wanted to sign a deal again unless it made sense, and I think this one is right, not only for me and Storyville, but for my friends and fans. I want my music to reach all of you in a timely manner, on CD and vinyl, well packaged and promoted, and untampered and real, and that’s what Brick is doing for and with us.
So MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, I need you all to support this record, because of what it means. Someone had faith in us, and we in turn had faith in them, and neither one wants to let the other down! So on Feb 17, do the right thing, and you won’t be sorry! This record is THREE years in the making… It’s mastered by one of the best guys in the WORLD (Chris Athens). The music is quality and the videos are stellar.
It represents growth, perseverance and strength. You will laugh, you’ll bob your head, and you’ll love it. We believe in them, they believe in us, and I believe in YOU. Preorder now at UGHH.com. Much love. -Ran.