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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Also. A NEW TOUR APPEARS!!

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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.

RANDOM (AKA MEGA RAN)
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“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.

D&D SLUGGERS
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“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.

SKYBLEW
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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 .”




Phoenix Comicon Parties, HAMACON

Quite a few events going on, and for those of you who say I never play locally, there will be TWO chances this week to catch me.

THURSDAY, JUNE 5

HARD ROCK CAFE DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
LINEUP TBA, SHOW STARTS AT 9

FRIDAY JUNE 6
“ONE MORE TIME” (DAFT PUNK TRIBUTE) w/the Minibosses
@ CRESCENT BALLROOM,
308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

GET TICKETS HERE

SATURDAY JUNE 7
HAMACON, HUNTSVILLE, AL
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6PM AUTOGRAPH SIGNING, 8PM CONCERT!

GET TICKETS TO HAMA CON HERE!

And it’s a con, so remember the rules…




Back to the Bay.

Seems like it’s been forever since ROCKAGE, but I’ll be hanging out in the San Francisco Bay area all weekend for a few big gigs… first:

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MAY 22, 2014 8PM @ DNA LOUNGE w/DUAL CORE.

Tickets: http://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2014/05-22d.html

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MAY 22 and 23, 2014, Free shows @ Cafe Stritch, San Jose.




May Mega Madness

May is gonna be a crazy busy month for me, as I’ll be in a different city every weekend bringin’ the funk.

May 10, 2014
ONGAKU OVERDRIVE II
The Haven, Winter Park (Orlando), FL
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GET TICKETS HERE

May 16, 2014
SUPER AUDIO LAND
the El Mocambo Tavern at 464 Spadina Ave,TORONTO, ON
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GET TICKETS HERE

May 22-23, 2014
FANIME CON POST SHOWS,
@ Cafe Stritch, San Jose, CA
FREE
Fanime May 22 23 San Jose

May 30, 2014
Mr. Miranda “HONESTY IS NOT A SIN” release party
Details TBA!




May The 4th Be With You

It’s May 4. That Could Only Mean One Thing..

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I released a new video today commemorating Star Wars Day, it’s Called “The Force Pull,” and I like it.

Check it out!

The video is directed by El-Jay Perez and the song is produced by Slopfunkdust.

An extended version with a verse from Phill Harmonix, as well as instrumental versions are available here:

I wasn’t the only person who had a Star Wars Day video in mind though, our friend MC CHRIS cameos in this star studded video for College Humor, that’s pretty hilarious. check out “Star Wars Cantina Band Auditions.”

May The 4th Be With You




The Call: 8 Bit Anniversary Edition

It’s OUT NOW!

A re-release 8 years in the making and unlike anything before it.
The classic album revisited and retro’d out.

Chip remixes by Klopfenpop and mastered by Storyville.

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order digital copies, CD copies or VINYL copies here!

digital download comes with bonus tracks and exclusive “The Making Of The Call” liner notes that were typed during the original sessions in 2006.




Rhyme and Reading

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT – APRIL 25th at RED OWL – get your copy of the Gladiator Pen’s Literacy Project LP (16 tracks) – all proceeds go to charity!
Performances by Gladiator Pen, The Writer’s Guild, Divine Essence, Brad Bowman, Dump La Roc, Gods-and Monsters and Roknowledge.

NOT TO BE MISSED!

also new shirts!

There are a few of the Forever Famicom black T-shirts by Jay Roeder available. Grab yours now!




PAX East 2014 Plans

Hey, you gonna be at PAX East or in Boston? You’re in luck, so will I this weekend.. well sorta.
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Truth is i’m only gonna be there Sunday April 13 and Monday April 14 for a Post PAX jam.

Details:

4/13 – PANEL: HIP HOP AND GAMING: THE NEXT FRONTIER (w/MC Frontalot and Hip Hop Gamer) 2:30-3:30, Badger Theatre

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4/14 – POST PAX PARTY with performances by MC FRONTALOT, MEGA RAN and THE WORLD IS SQUARE

get tickets!
See you in Boston.




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