Not sure what I was thinking or why I didn't post these but these Random albums have been on constant play here while I work, he's one of the few acts that continues to make Videogame Hip-Hop a genre to take seriously. The first one is a tribute to one of my favorite NES games River City Ransom and it does it justice in the best way possible. The second album consists of a bunch of tracks done that probably didn't have a place to call home and again a great collection of tunes to keep your head boppin'. Peace to the ones with D-Pads for hearts. <a href="http://megaranmusic.com/album/river-city-random">River City Random by Random (Mega Ran)</a><a href="http://megaranmusic.com/album/time-and-space-deluxe-edition">Time and Space, Deluxe Edition by Random (Mega Ran)</a>
Savant, Random, and Phill Harmonix... This is a trio in Hip-Hop that I can dig and backed by the brother Hexagon, it just makes it a wholoe lot better. A fantastic soulful beat is the backdrop to the troubles of today that they speak on, expression wrapped in a dope package and the latest remix done after the 4th installment of Hexagon's "Beat Flip Tuesdays." This is yet another example of Giants meeting and making it happen so peace to the movement of good music and joining forces. You can download the track below and vibe out to em.
Video game rap hasn't really grown on me with the exception of a select few tracks here and there, but 'Mega Ran 10' is on a whole new level and strays FAR away from that awkward "Nerdcore" mess. Mega Ran aka Random's 'Mega Ran 10' carries the Giant approval stamp and shows that my video game hobby which I hold dear can co-exist in total harmony with Hip-Hop and not feel TOO geeky/out-of-place like that emcee in the G4 commercials... yikes! I've been following Random for quite some time now and for unknown reasons never bought any music from him until now, his whole presentation brings awesome nostalgic thoughts and looks dope thanks to the art of Thor Thorvaldson, Jr. The album which is inspired by the soundtrack of Mega Man 10 will be easily enjoyed by fans of the hobby/art and music genre, especially if you're fond of the lil blue wonder by Capcom or have strong nostalgic (guilty) memories. My favorites are Lookin' Up, A Hero's Lament, The Day The Robots Took Over, Pump It Up!, Now Hiring, Mega Man Forever, and The big Chill but I honestly rather listen to the album as a whole instead of picking and playing a few tracks. It's safe to say that I got no problem playing this album out and basking in its geekdom to folks that don't even like video games, usually you reserve that type of music for when you're driving alone haha. The track "Pump It Up" felt like a good Hip-Hop house party and I can see folks yelling "ohhh yes!!!" with that dance floor full o' people grooving to it... just wanted to say that. There was one track that bothered me a bit and it was "Ten," it started fantastic but that hi-hat'ish sound was way too loud and overpowered his lyrics because it made me focus in on that tsst, tsst, tssttst(!!) instead but that's my only complaint overall. Overall you can tell they enjoyed making this album (over a year) because it's flat-out fun and good Hip-Hop, who knew 8-Bit could be this nod-worthy in 2011?
Thanks for giving us gamers another artist to turn to and letting people know it isn't just about socially inept guys living inside their minds rhyming about WoW or (Insert sports game that uses licensed tracks), you guys created something awesome that anyone can enjoy. Random does a great service to gamers and emcees with 'Mega Ran 10' while feeding us sweet pixels of 8-Bit ear-candy that makes you wanna take out that NES for another blast or two. I will be looking forward to my signed poster and vinyl, let's just say I'm thanking God I got music and games to keep my mind off the waiting time.
Be sure to cop your digi album, CD, vinyl and poster below!
Ever find yourself saying "What's Arizona's hip hop scene like"? The homie Savant just sent me a hell of an example brought by Donuts & Milk... it features Visions of the Sun, Random (AKA Megaran), Mr. Miranda, Medaforacle, and Savant. Ok I know Savant and Megaran as ultra talented emcess, the rest I am new to and can already see myself hunting for some of their tracks. Peep the track and see what's good in AZ! State Bar AZ Cypher (prod. by Marvel76) by Savant aka Stanstro
Some more 8-Bit lovin in Hip-Hop with the latest release by Random, Savant & Hexagon in 'Valley of Doom' with production by DN³ and original sample provided by Bear McCreary. A neck snapping track with a dope bass line, our homie Savant going in on the track with Mega Ran and Hexagon, flow consistent with confidence on high def worth a download. Also be sure to look out on January 31st for Random's release of "Black Materia: Mega Ran in Final Fantasy VII."