Mega Lo Mania: The Documentary (Trailer)

Teacher/Rapper/Hero Mega Ran’s Journey Captured in New Documentary


Contact: Michael Cardoza, Director –
FilmBar, 815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ (602) 595-9187

Hip-Hop, Gaming, Education Collide in Former Teacher’s Documentary Premiere
“Mega-Lo-Mania” Opens in August at Phoenix’s FilmBar

PHOENIX, AZ – A weekend tour by former educator turned indie rap hero Random, aka Mega Ran was the subject of a 30 minute documentary captured by filmmaker Michael Cardoza, but he got so much more than he bargained for when he agreed to ride along and film the rapper’s first 3 out-of-town shows with a live band.

“I saw so much more than a music tour… I saw friends, teammates..bound together by a mutual passion for music and for putting on a great show. They all have different personalities, and they all came together so perfectly over the weekend,” Cardoza says of the weekend trip.

Over that three days in February, Philadelphia-born Mega Ran and Phoenix, AZ band The Lo-Classics joined forces for “Mega-Lo-Mania,” a mini-tour that would span Tempe, AZ, Hollywood, CA and Las Vegas, NV. What ensued was sometimes amazing, sometimes chaotic, but always entertaining.

“I had a blast,” Ran says of the weekend tour. “It didn’t totally go as I’d expected, but I think that’s the best story to tell; that it won’t always work out 100% according to plan, and that making adjustments on the fly is such a big part of what we do. I love the way the documentary came out.”

The five man band most notably linked with Ran at a show-stealing performance in Seattle, WA in 2013 at PAX (Penny Arcade Expo), playing for over 2500 people in a packed room at The Paramount Theater. Since then, they’ve played shows with acts like Talib Kweli, Ryan Leslie, Pusha T, Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest), The Protomen and many more.

“Mega-Lo-Mania,” The 30-minute documentary film, will make it’s Arizona premiere at FilmBar, an award winning wine bar and movie theater in central Phoenix. The first showtime will be Friday, August 22 at 7PM. DVD versions of the documentary will be available that day, and online Monday, August 25.

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Assist With The UK Tour This Fall!


The Plan:

A Tour of England from Sept 3 (my birthday) to September 14, in cities like London, Cambridge, Manchester and more!

The Crew:

Myself and my partner in rhyme Mr. Miranda, of the Writers Guild and “Mirandom” project from 2011.

Also joining us hopefully is tour manager Big Mat.


MY FIRST HEADLINING SHOW IN LONDON IS SEPT 9! I have a spot on the SUPERBYTE Festival Sept 11! We’ll be playing some new music, classic hits and more, as well as sightseeing in some of the most beautiful places the world has to offer.

What’s in it for you?

donate any amount and we’ll be able to use it towards flights (cost: over $1000 each), trains (from $60 to $100 each ride), hotels ($75-$100 Per night), and more.

Donations over $10 will get you a FREE download of any of our albums, via email.

Any donation over $50 will get you a SOUVENIR from the UK of your choice. We’ll also be documenting the experience and posting regular youtube updates.

Any donation over $100 will get you a souvenir, CD and t-shirt from the crew!

Any donation over $200 will get you a mention in the next Mirandom song, which will be recorded right before we leave in September.

THANK YOU! Viva la UK!!

email me with any questions at

-Ran and Mr. Miranda


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Thoughts on Batman ’89

Big shout out to ComicsAlliance for chatting with a motley crew of folks including myself and the legendary PETE ROCK for our thoughts on the hype behind the movie that started the comic book movie phenomenon on a large scale.



I learned every word, laugh, pause and breath of that script as a child, and the entire soundtrack — and most of it has stayed with me as an adult. I hope that’ll help me at some point on a game show or something. But that was the first movie of my generation that truly defined us as kids, and as comic book fiends.

Read more here:

gonna sit down and play the BATMAN NES game when i get a moment.

Tour still on! remaining dates:

July 5 Yellow Springs, OH @ Super Fly Comics

July 6 Cincinnati, OH @ Chameleon

July 7 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

July 9 Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground

July 10 Bourgie Nights, Wilmington, NC

July 11 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java

July 12 Baltimore @ Ram’s Head Live (Bit Gen Gamer Fest)

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Tour Starts This Week

Get ready for Odds and Ends.

Odds N Ends PromoPoster

First up is TOO MANY GAMES in Phoenixville, PA.


rest of tour dates:

June 30 Brooklyn, NY @ The Fifth Estate

July 1 Boston, MA @ McGanns

July 2 Watertown, NY @ Flashback Lounge

July 3 Ithaca, NY @ Just Be Cause Center

July 5 Yellow Springs, OH @ Super Fly Comics

July 6 Cincinnati, OH @ Chameleon

July 7 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

July 9 Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground

July 10 Bourgie Nights, Wilmington, NC

July 11 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java

July 12 Baltimore @ Ram’s Head Live (Bit Gen Gamer Fest)

I’ll have an ULTRA SPECIAL gift at these shows, that no one else will have, so be on the lookout for that!

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E3, July Tour Announcement

It’s E3 week! if you’re in LA, you have several chances to see me, don’t pass them up.
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Odds N Ends PromoPoster

Ever the road warrior, Phoenix MC Random aka Mega Ran has gathered a group of North Carolina bred outcasts for his next tour through the east coast and a little midwest.

Dubbed the “Odds and Ends Tour,” This 2 week run starts at the Too Many Games Fest outside of Philadelphia, loops northeast, midwest and southeast to end in Baltimore at the 9th Bit Gen Gamer Fest.


“One of the most prolific and innovative rappers of the 21st Century,” -Phoenix New Times.
“Random’s proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC.”– LA Weekly

When LA Weekly named Random aka Mega Ran one of “Five Artists Who Will Be Big in 2014,” Ran instantly took a photo of the article and made it his default picture on Facebook and Twitter. “It wasn’t to brag,” he said, “It was to keep the pressure on myself… I wanted to see it every day.” Pressure is no new thing for a man who spent his days teaching middle school, his evenings grading papers, and his late nights rocking stages.
In the past 5 years, Ran has managed to run through barriers like Mario with an invincibility star, from placing music in TV and video games to touring with acclaimed hip-hop stars like Homeboy Sandman and Open Mike Eagle to playing thousand-person festivals. “I’m on a mission to help bring hip-hop into a new frontier,” he says. With an unprecedented licensing agreement with gaming giant CAPCOM, and constant appearances on a variety of sites like VICE, Nerdist, The Verge, The Source and Game Informer under his utility belt, the mission is fully underway.

DD Sluggers

“D&D Sluggers seem to have found an approach that offers more than 8-bit gimmicks and comic-shop in-jokes.” —Bryan Reed

Geek Rock/Garage Pop act D&D Sluggers take the stage with Nintendo beats, a guitar and mic, ready to rock crowds. Using two Nintendo DS handhelds, funky guitar licks, combined with lyrics about life experiences and geek culture , D&D turns the room into a party inviting everyone to dance and sing to pop punk, new wave, and hip hop inspired songs and beats.


Ask him to describe his style, and he’ll say “I don’t rap, I paint the Sky Blew.” Skyblew uses his sincere, substantive lyrics & soulful sound to breathe life into a genre saturated with lies, darkness and gimmicks. He pushes the boundaries with his music and brings a new/unique flavor to the music world. The young artist, creatively incorporates video game and anime references/themes into his repertoire in a very unique way.

A frequent resident on some of the top music sites in cyberspace including 2DopeBoyz, DJBooth, MTV, HYPEFRESH Magazine, and countless others, as well as a selection by ReverbNation as a “Break Out Artist,” Sky has shared the stage with some of the finest artists in the business, including: Kendrick Lamar, Slick Rick, Lupe Fiasco, Watsky and more. His exposure is growing exponentially on the regional, national, and international levels. Appointed times appear, and with the state of Hip-Hop today, we need more from SkyBlew. The future appears to be bright for the “ColorfulDreamer .”

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