Be an NPC.

In gaming culture, an NPC (non-player character) is often a bit player in the overall story– he or she is there for no reason except to get the main character to their goal. Their backstory is never told. Until now.

I had an idea a while back to create a collective of like minded, intelligent creatives who have been through a lot of the same things I had as a person of color who enjoyed nerdy things as a child an as an adult.

This kind of creativity is often teased and stifled by bullies, and even friends and family. I want to have a group of people that those kids can look at and say “hey, if THEY can do it, I can do it.” Be proud of who and what you are, and remember you’re not alone.

And so.. the NPC (Nerdy People of Color) Collective was born. Rappers, educators, students, and even a WWE Superstar are amongst the ranks.

So what’s it about more specifically? Here, I’ll let the crew’s members tell you about it firsthand.

Learn more about the NPC and our mission at http://www.npccollective.com




Ohio This Weekend For OhayoCon.

As a Penn Stater, Columbus, OH has long been considered enemy territory…
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But Alas… you can catch the Mega Ran experience in Columbus at Ohayocon:


Also here are our Prices for 2014:
Weekend: $60
Friday Only: $35
Saturday Only: $40 *me and Dr. Awkward play this night*
Saturday and Sunday: $45
Sunday Only: $10

I’m playing SATURDAY at 6:30PM.

stay aware, stay tuned in, follow @Ohayocon on twitter, or follow the hashtag #Ohayocon. See you there! Go Penn State!




The Mega-Lo-Mania Weekend Tour.

mega lo classics

WHAT IS IT? A tour.
ANOTHER TOUR? Yeah but it’s different.
DIFFERENT HOW? I’m touring with a BAND!
OH SNAP REALLY!?! Yup, The Lo Classics, who I played with in Seattle at PAX.
WORD! Word, indeed.
PLAYING NEW STUFF?
Yup.
PLAYING OLD STUFF? Yup.
PLAYING SPLASH WOMAN? Yup.
PLAYING PUSH? Yup.
WHEN IS IT? Jan 30 through Feb 1.
WHERE IS IT? Phoenix, LA and Vegas.
THAT’S IT? Yup.
SO I HAVE TO GET OUT TO ONE OF THOSE PLACES! Yes you do.
SO GIMME MORE INFO SO I CAN MAKE PLANS! COME ON! Okay.

Thursday January 30
@ THE BLUNT CLUB at Yucca Tap Room
29 W Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282
FREE
21+

Friday January 31
@ CIA
11334 Burbank Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
w/The Megas, Radioactive Chickenheads, Wizwars, 1000 Needles
ALL AGES

Saturday February 1
@ HellPop Comics
107 East Charleston Blvd Suite 105b, Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
w/3d6, Time Crashers
ALL AGES

LET ME SEE WHAT YOU GUYS CAN DO. Gladly.

You can even get a commemorative poster!
http://random.bandcamp.com/merch/mega-lo-mania-limited-12×18-cardstock-poster

See ya there!

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A Nerd Rap Reunion in Phoenix, Jan 14

be there!

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I’ll be playing with the band, The Lo Classics. This one isn’t to be missed.




Forever Famicom DLC3 is here

Here we go! Finally. Forever Famicom DLC3. Out now. Thank you all for supporting this series of albums by myself and K-Murdock. So here’s the final chapter.
dlc3

Tracklist:

1.Yoshi *SMW 2: Yoshi’s Island* 03:44
2.Shoulders Of Giants *Bubble Bobble* ft. Mister Wilson 05:08
3.One Bad Day *Batman* 04:54
4.MONSTER *Final Fantasy 3* ft. Mark Pheonix 04:01
5.Furirazan *Street Fighter 2* 03:45
6.Ryu Hayabusa *Ninja Gaiden* ft. Tribe One 04:25
7.Alive *Shadowgate* 03:52

ORDER NOW!




When LA Weekly Says What My Friends Say All The Time.

Today I’m honored to have noticed that LA Weekly made a list of “Five Rappers Who Will Be Big in 2014.” I’m on there with a few other artists that I know and respect, so it’s legit.

la weekly

Check the article here:

The Quote:

Random, also known as Mega Ran, has been embraced by independent hip-hop niches at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne. After spending 2013 touring with fellow “it” rappers Homeboy Sandman and Open Mike Eagle, Random’s proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC.

Thanks for the added pressure to make 2014 THE year, guys. WOW!

Also this weekend was MAGFest 12, and it was THE BEST experience I’ve ever had, no bull. There are some amazing photos around, like these from Tim Kuehlhorn, wow.

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also i’m on the east coast this week, come see a show!

1/5 Washington, DC @ Velvet Lounge
1/10 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
1/11 Sewell, NJ (Gloucester County College) @ Kotoricon




Why Talk About It When You Can Rap About It?

Mega Ran 2013 Year Gaming

2013 will go down as one of the greatest and most pivotal years in gaming, as the 7th generation comes to a close. What better way to reflect than a rap song?

The world’s most prolific video game hip-hop artist, Mega Ran, decided to pen a song wrapping up the year in gaming, complete with reflections on Xbox One vs. PS4, the death of Hiroshi Yamauchi, his Game of the Year pick, and more. Co
For now, enjoy the slide show video.

download the song for your own usage here:

THANK YOU and Happy New Year!




2013: More and More.

WOW What a year. Just a peek at all the shows I’ve done in 2013 makes me tired… I can’t believe we did all this. Looking at my tour schedule, I think I was away from home for approximately half of 2013. but in those 120+ shows, small to large, I had the same amount of fun, every single time. I’ve always said that I would do this for as long as I could, and as long as it was fun and I saw growth. 2013 was a year where I did plenty of growing for sure… we traveled to Europe, to Japan, and all over this country, and I found time to release A LOT of music.

Time and Space Vol 1
Time and Space Vol 2
Time and Space Vol 3
Mega Ran Tour Remix EP
Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata
TRAP
Blur Bomber

I went to the Grammys. I played at Microsoft’s first ever Halo 4 Global Tournament. I played main stage at PAX. I toured with some of my favorite artists, like Homeboy Sandman, and Louis Logic. (pics here)

Next year is going to be a lot different — I’m going to tour of course, but it’ll be a more concentrated fire rather than the wild machine gun spray that I’ve been doing this year. Music is coming as well, as I’m already chock full of ideas for 2014 and beyond. I’m looking into booking agents and shoring up the business end of RandomBeats, LLC and making sure we leave no stone uncovered in giving you raw, honest, and innovative hip-hop music.

I just wanted to thank you guys for the support and friendship along the way. More and More to come.




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