Rapping Up The Year In Gaming


mega ran 2014 year in gaming

2014. An interesting year in gaming, the first full year of the 8th gen. A lot of hype, a lot of good, and a lot of bad. I rap about it all in my new track. What was my game of the year? What was I most disappointed in? check it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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New Video, New Downloads, New Year


Happy Holidays! Here’s a new video:
“The Love Remains” feat. Bag of Tricks Cat:

Most of the footage is from my three trips to Japan, all piled into one neat video. The first time I went was right before Christmas, and though it was cold. I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to return. Hope you like the video.

This song is on the new Megaman album which releases 12.25. right here.

Enjoy!

Also if new music is your thing, while you’re here, grab THE VEGGIE PLATTER, which is a compilation of all of my tracks with Storyville, to get you ready for the new full length coming in February 2015 on Brick Records.

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Winter (Merch) is coming.


mega ran winter merch

It’s getting colder….So here comes the winter merch! Beanies, FITTED caps (limited sizes) and scarves in. Order up.


as always, all merch is at http://megaranmusic.com/merch
and all TEES are at http://shirtbattle.com/collections/megaran

ALSO: don’t forget if you’re in a holiday mood, get yourself on A Very Random Christmas!

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Black–no, BLUE FRIDAY SAVINGS!


mega man mega ran black friday 2014

It’s the Holidays! step on over to my music page and stock up on all kinds of goodies for the season, there are some amazing deals going on!

$3 ALBUM DOWNLOADS!
$6 CDs!
1/2 Price Vinyl!
$10-$12 Tees!

Blue Friday is awesome because it doesn’t just last Friday, it’s TODAY until Monday December 1! Go get it, but no need to rush.

Thanks for your support as always, and have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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Kickstarter for The Director’s Cut.


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Help me get my documentary onto Netflix and iTunes, and to finish up my next full length album for 2015!

Hello everybody! It’s me, your friendly neighborhood teacher/rapper/hero, Random, aka Mega Ran. Here we are back on the Kickstarter with a huge project!

Every year since I decided to take on this music thing full time in 2011 has been a journey…sometimes good, sometimes bad, but always a challenge. The main goal for me has always been to continue to grow and to keep innovating and giving you great and thoughtful music projects.

This year we stepped into the world of film, thanks to an amazing director, Mike Cardoza, who agreed to travel with us on his own dime to shoot an awesome documentary of myself and a live band, called Mega Lo Mania. It dropped in August 2014 to some great reviews.

We were then faced with a task that was more daunting that I ever thought it would be, which was promoting and distributing a film. I know all about music, but the film world was one that I was not prepared for! There’s film festivals, movie reviewers and the like, not to mention, putting your film in front of people so they can enjoy it.

We put in the man-hours to create the content and put it out, out of our own pockets, but when it came time to figure out distribution and promotion, we were quite frankly out of money. Additionally, most retailers and festivals require a film to be 60 minutes, and ours is currently at 40. This requires reshooting, repackaging and re-releasing the video, as Mega Lo Mania: The Director’s Cut.

This Director’s Cut will feature:

more performance footage
interviews with legendary and influential musicians about me and our work
more history of chiptunes, VGM and hip-hop
much more!
Here’s a breakdown of costs:

Getting a movie on Netflix (HD)= $999

Getting a movie on iTunes= $1500 + yearly fees

Getting a movie into Redbox =$1395

Getting a movie into Amazon= $150

Getting your movie into just HALF of the hundreds of film festivals all over the world= over $1000 in submission fees

total= over $5000… to distribute a film…AFTER making it. Whoa.

So, here we are, back at Kickstarter to figure out how the heck to get the most out of the time and effort we’ve already put in. Tough stuff.

At the same time, I’m working on my 2015 full-length album, tentatively titled “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World,” and I honestly think it’s my best stuff in a long time. It’s the blend of soul/jazz-hop, chiptune and new-age that I’ve been trying to put together for years. Right now I have some amazing contributors to that album, like K-Murdock, Homeboy Sandman, MURS, Joell Ortiz, Austin Wintory (Journey, flOw) and many more. We want to do VINYL for this release as well, so hopefully any additional funds over the $5000 we make can go towards that album.

I have a lot of ideas for stretch goals that I’ll share, like a SURPRISE PROJECT I’ve been holding for a special occasion, but first things first, we need the distribution funds to make this video do what we know it can do, be a success!

Thank you for reading and sharing! Let’s make history all over again.

Raheem

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Mega Ran….Beyond.


While in San Francisco…

I hung out with Greg and Colin at IGN, for Podcast Beyond Episode 365, and the results were pretty amazing… we talked music, and I played a few tracks live. Check it out!



http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/21/podcast-beyond-episode-365-freedom-wars-and-megaran

SHOWS:

no more, except one on Halloween at Mansfield University!!

mega ran halloween 2014

The Last Tour Of The Year


Yep, this is it! Last chance to catch me before I go back home and write and learn new songs to play next year!

FAM FICTION TOUR w/Fresh Kils, Coolzey, Schaffer The Darklord and more

Dates:

Sep 18 Yucca Tap Room Tempe, AZ
Sep 20 Music Room Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 21 The Demo St Louis, MO
Sep 22 The Drinkery Cincinnati, OH
Sep 23 Belvedere’s Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 24 Spike Hill Brooklyn, NY
Sep 26 Muncheez Beckley, WV
Sep 27 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Sep 28 12th and Porter Nashville, TN
Sep 29 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Sep 30 Music Room Atlanta, GA
Oct 01 the geek easy Orlando, FL
Oct 03-05 Tomodachi Fest Boise, ID
Oct 09 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
Oct 11 The Door Dallas, TX
Oct 13 SHRINE Tulsa, OK
Oct 14 john barleycorns Wichita, KS
Oct 15 The Underground, Santa Fe, NM
Oct 16 Green Room, Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 17 The Beauty Bar, Las Vegas, NV
Oct 18 Homestead Bowl, Cupertino, CA
Oct 19 Honey Hive San Francisco, CA