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Mega Ran & K-Murdock : #ForeverFamicom 5th Year Anniversary USA Tour & Behind The Scenes Commentary

Celebrating 5 years of Gamer Hip Hop, a unique blend known to some as Nerdcore, GamerHop, ChipHop, but to Mega Ran and K-Murdock it’s a way of life, the Forever Famicom Tour spans the United States (exact dates etc. below, scroll down) and marks the latest in a steady string of tours centered around what is likely the most recognized video-game inspired music act out.

Mega Ran and K-Murdock put together Forever Famicom with the love of video-games as a centerpiece theme and as gaming is a way of life for so many millions of different people worldwide, this led to a universal soundtrack that is mostly about Mega Ran’s life but can be related to by many listeners. Production was crafted in such a way that K-Murdock has managed to mix retro with modern sound creating something completely new and different that is progressively changing and morphing throughout the track.

>> The resulting journey is a ride of audio-induced nostalgia called FOREVER FAMICOM

So many people like Forever Famicom that it has been performed live many times, Forever Famicom DLC was released with instrumentals including never-before-used exclusives to the original album and brand new tracks, then later more tracks were featured in Forever Famicom DLC 2, and DLC 3. The Forever Famicom 5th Anniversary Tour will cover NYC, Boston, STL, Detroit, Chicago, and more. Check out the full listing within this article and click the tour date for more information or getting tickets. More Info At MegaRan.com

FOREVER FAMICOM -MENTARY

Mega Ran and K-Murdock have released a behind the scenes style director’s cut edition of Forever Famicom in which the producer / lyricist duo discuss each track, how it came together, the vision behind it, funny revelations looking back, and all kinds of unexpected development information that’s interesting to hear on top of the music that it’s all about. There are two tracks available for free to get started and this documentary / commentary style digital album is only $1. If you want to preserve the history of the album further there’s also a remastered edition contained on a Special 8GB USB Edition available.

 

Special 8GB USB Edition Includes:

Celebrating 5 YEARS of collaborations between Mega Ran and K-Murdock, these LIMITED EDITION USB drives will contain remastered .flac versions of the albums:

  • Forever Famicom (2010)
  • Forever Famicom DLC (2011)
  • Forever Famicom DLC 2 (2012)
  • Forever Famicom DLC 3 (2013)
  • -all album instrumentals.

-AND for the first time ever, “Forever Famicom-mentary:” a full length track by track breakdown of the writing and production process behind each song.
-High res concept art and album sketches by Kevin Merriman
-4 episodes of the video series “Forever Famicom: The Movie” by Griff Morivan
-digital lyric book

Don’t miss the tour information below, FanGamer Presents Mega Ran and K-Murdock with Sammus, brentalfloss, and D Nilsz at the –

FOREVER FAMICOM TOUR

Mega Ran and K-Murdock
Forever Famicom 5th Anniversary Tour
with special guests brentalfloss and Sammus (w/DNilsz)

click each one for info!

>> More Info At MegaRan.com

June 20 NYC @ Webster Hall*

June 21 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine (3PM)

June 21 Providence, RI @ DV8 (9PM)

June 23 Boston @ TT The Bears Place*

June 24 Syracuse @ Singers

June 25 Watertown – Flashback Lounge

June 26-28 Oaks, PA @ Too Many Games Fest*

June 29 Detroit, MI @ Garage Cultural

June 30 Yellow Springs, OH @ Super-Fly Comics*

July 1 St Louis, MO – The Demo*

July 2 Milwaukee, WI – 42 Lounge*

July 3-4 Chicago, IL @ Anime Midwest*

July 5 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry^

with brentalfloss
with Sammus + D Nilsz
with brentalfloss and Sammus + D Nilsz
^Ran and K Only

BONUS:

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Mega Ran Albums “Pay What You Want” for 48 Hours


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World Premiere “#EndGamerGate” by MegaRan [HD Music + Lyrics Video]

I wrote this a few months ago to express my feelings on GamerGate. The message in the song might not be immediately visible, so here it is. It sickens me to read some of the threats people have made to game journalists. If you don’t like what someone does or says, you have the freedom to turn the other way. People are able to say whatever they want about other people, but it doesn’t mean that’s the best way to communicate, and that it won’t come back to haunt you.

If we are a community of gamers, then we should celebrate each others differences and not tear each other down in the name of ethics. This is the same mentality that has caused wars, discrimination, and even death. Respect all people. The term “gamer” will never die.

– Mega Ran

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Richie Branson Unlocked!!! Ghouls N Ghosts 3 This December If Stretch Goal Met


So you might have heard,

MegaRan is Doing a Kickstarter w/ 18 hours left

The initial goal of $5,000 was met very quickly by tons of fans who supported the mission of this Kickstarter, to get Mega Lo Mania (the MegaRan Documentary) turned into a Director’s Cut DVD for purchase or rental through Redbox that’s also available on a number of digital distribution and streaming websites including Amazon, Netflix, and iTunes. That reality gave way to another moment in which MegaRan decided to start making crushed 8-bit versions of his instrumentals for Nintendo NES cartridges that backers could receive. Beyond that, a brand new Mega Man EP was revealed for release on Christmas Day to all backers in addition to a new Random AKA MegaRan 2015 album entitled “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World”.

Through all of these crazy awesome rewards, not to mention USB keys, Vinyls, Sweatshirts, Guest Spots on MegaRan Tracks, his own tie, the ability to Executive Producer a gamer rap album, and the yet un-revealed secret stage, there has been a new challenger entering the ring!!!

RICHIE BRANSON!!!

If you’ve never heard of the artist known as Richie Branson then you definitely should.

His Twitter Bio reads, “Billboard Charting Rapper/Producer (worked w/ Adult Swim, Def Jam, Sony, etc) who once outsold some of your favorite rappers with an album about a video game.”

He’s a different style rapper that pulls off impressive lyricism on topics the world of gamers often can relate to in exact, or at least really close. I mean, who hasn’t been to somebody’s house that was more disgusting than a nightmare and had to stay there, or been trapped in a zombie apocalypse with murderous agents sweeping for leftovers. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you’ll have to take a listen below and start getting caught up! What began as a TOUR-ONLY EP spawned into a full series from Random AKA MegaRan and Richie Branson called Ghouls N Ghosts (named after the awesome Capcom game by the same title) paying tribute to the gore and horror gaming scene as well as the overall spooky atmosphere of death and demons.

Donate to Help Ghouls N Ghosts 3 Release, But Guess What…

If The Stretch Goal of $18,000 is reached a number of things will happen. This album will get pushed up to December 2014 and finished / released whereas it may have been meant for a later date previously before this decision from the musicians involved. In addition to that, MegaRan has vowed to take a tattoo that the fans pick (out of a few narrowed down video game selections) if $17,000 stretch goal is reached. A Drew Wise World Map is being revealed for MegaRan reaching $16,000 already and beyond the Tattoo perk MegaRan will also be making MegaRan Lunch Boxes.

You Can Still Get NES Cartridges + Vinyls by Upgrading Your Pledge

That’s right, you don’t actually have to donate all over again. Backers can upgrade their pledge at any time. Funds will be withdrawn on Saturday at 3AM according to Kickstarter (Sat, Nov 22 2014 3:05 AM EST to be exact), so there’s still time. Really, anything can be bought on the list that is still available, but I personally recommend taking advantage of the fact that for just a $85 pledge, everyone will still get a Vinyl copy of the album or getting one of the really incredible NES instrumental cartridges – they actually work when you pop them into a Famicom or Nintendo NES system. The fact that Ran has provided the instrumentals to his MegaRan 2015 album in bit-crushed format on the 8 bit carts is really a musical one of a kind thing for fans of MegaRan.

Sample

You won’t want to miss out on that, so kill a hundred birds with 1 stone.

Awww, poor birdie!

Consider Upgrading Your Pledge!

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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Soul Veggies Revealed by Random & Storyville w/ More Info In Newest MegaRan Interview

A new project from Random AKA MegaRan and Storyville of Writer’s Guild has been announced. Soul Veggies will soon see what happens when Random and Storyville REACT. Soul Veggies was first announced and talked about during the Rap Reviews Interview Radio Show which you can listen to by clicking on the hyperlink below this post. There was freestyle melee battle skill exhibited by Nerdcore talent Random as well who spoke of the inspiration behind this project hitting fans on the tail end of a Kickstarter already full of surprises which has yielded a new MegaRan – Mega Man album releasing December 25 but also a 2015 project from Random the lyricist behind Random Beats and Random’s House projects like The 8th DayHeroes, Volume One (Special Edition)River City Random, and more.

Tune in to the Full Interview to hear MegaRan’s Exclusive New Freestyle, And More Info first:

Click Here – RAPREVIEWS.COM Interview Radio Show

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For now click on the link above to hear the latest info, More Info will be released as it becomes available.

New Music Video “React” Coming Next Month!

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MegaRan Announces Kickstarter to get Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut on Netflix + Redbox #RealGamerMusic

Mega-Lo-Mania (our review coming soon) is a documentary from Random AKA MegaRan which was debuted by Glasswork Media at FilmBar the award winning wine bar and movie theater in Phoenix, AZ where a snapshot of the heavily touring indie musician’s life and what it’s like to be MegaRan for a few crazy shows hitting Arizona, Cali, and Vegas with a few unexpected turns of events causing Ran to think on the fly in order to give the fans what they want as he’s done worldwide now with albums covering everything from MegaMan to Final Fantasy and also speaks on life experiences growing up in this modern society us gamers know about all too well.

The original documentary has been released physically and is available digitally still HERE but would be much more accessible to all of MegaRan’s many, many fans around the world who use Netflix, iTunes, Redbox, Amazon, and more. In addition to breaking down the cost of distributing to all of these platforms, Big Ran let’s us know there will be an added bonus to fans getting this Kickstarter achieved. The entire project will be reworked as the longer, second polish release Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut. Take a look at the following excerpt from the Kickstarter below:

Mega Lo Mania Director’s Cut DVD

“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.”

There’s also a ton of great stuff for just pledging what you can towards this release!

Including:

  • Copies of the Director’s Cut DVD as well as MegaRan’s 2015 Album “Wouldn’t Miss It For The World”
  • Digi Packs of everything being released with Free Bonus Live MP3 for those cyber ballers out there.
  • USB Drives and/or CDs full of MegaRan tracks (retail + unreleased)
  • Signed 8 Bit Ties – Ran is literally selling the tie off his neck to make this happen! (3 available)
  • Video w/ MegaRan!!! Yup, this one will cost a bit but totally worth it and more in value. (3 available)
  • MegaRan’s Modded Famicom for playing your own chip tunes on stage!
  • Musical or Video Collaborations – but please, check yourself before you wreck yourself.
  • Much More, click the link below to see all pledge options and rewards listed by MegaRan:

Donate to MegaRan’s Mega-Lo-Mania: Director’s Cut DVD / Netflix Kickstarter HERE

Check out the Official Mega-Lo-Mania trailer below:

 

Update w/ Disclosure: I decided to back the Kickstarter for MegaRan’s Documentary to hit Netflix and other distributors. As according to our new RGN Public Ethics Policy, I will no longer be reporting on MegaRan’s work in an Evaluative Manner (i.e. Reviews) and will have another author Reviewing the work whereas I will be allowed to continue Informative Reporting (non-evaluative, i.e. News). If you have any feedback on this Ethics Policy, please comment on this article below or on our Policy itself and we’ll be sure to take your feedback into high regard. – Jon Ireson, Editor-In-Chief at RealGamerNewz.com

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Mirandom – We Salute You (from the UK and Paris)

We Salute You! footage from the first few shows and sightseeing on the Otherworld Tour.

REMAINING DATES:

<> Sept 8 @ Surya, London
<> Sept 10 @ Kawaii Cafe, Paris
<> Sept 11 @ SuperByte Fest, Manchester
<> Sept 13 @ Hootenanny, Brixton

Now Available: Mirandom – The OtherWorld EP

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Get a Sneak Preview of the New #Mirandom UK EP!

The Otherworld EP

by Random and Mr. Miranda

Pre-order of The Otherworld EP. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released. Releases 03, September 2014
A special recording commemorating the UK/EU Tour. All proceeds go toward tour costs. This will release on the moment of Random’s birthday, September 3.The gang is also offering rewards for financial support on the road, check out the FundRazr campaign athttps://fundrazr.com/campaigns/aoiJ2/ab/5FuTe?

Tour Dates:

Sept 4 and 5 – ALCON, Leicester

Sept 6 – Centre for Computing History, Cambridge

Sept 7 – The Roxy 171, Glasgow

Sept 9 – Surya, London

Sept 10 – Kawaii Cafe, Paris

Sept 11-13 – Superbyte Festival, Manchester

credits:

releases 03 September 2014. Recorded by Raheem Jarbo at Random House Studios, Phoenix, AZ. Production by Lynx Kinetic of The Gentlemen Ether, Pac0Naut, M_Slago, DJ DN3 and Awkward.

  $5 USD  or more

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In Case You Missed Bit Gen 9 Gamer Fest, Watch MegaRan, K Murdock, Skyblew, and Soultron of D&D Sluggers Perform Live in 1080P

Nerdcore, Hip Hop, Chiptune, call it what you want to call it but at the end of the day aren’t we all just fans of music that’s great and makes us feel something? If you weren’t fortunate enough to see the live performance that capped off the Odds N Ends Tour then check out this replay video from Down In Front Productions who were kind enough to capture this moment for the world in High Definition 1080P quality.

Some real classics were performed live at this show as well as fresh material, unexpected moments, and a completely random (no pun intended) freestyle from Random AKA MegaRan which really enforce the talent and fun-loving nature of this headlining artist who has come from a gamer no one knew to a world touring musician all thanks to his dedication to the blue bomber also known as MegaMan. Enjoy and stay tuned for more updates on gaming related music right here at RealGamerNewz.

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New Street Fighter Hip Hop Remix Presented By Capcom, @MegaRan, K-Murdock, and Red Rapper

The following hip hop remix has been immortalized in video and takes Street Fighter fans through a new adventure put together by producer K-Murdock (responsible for Forever Famicom among other projects) and hip hop acts Random AKA MegaRan alongside Red Rapper with Capcom’s blessing. If you want to hear more definitely head to MegaRanMusic.com and see tour dates below for those looking to catch a live performance:

2.19.14 @ Silk City, Philadelphia, PA (w/e-dubble)
2.20.14 @ The Grand Victory, Brooklyn, NY
2.21.14 @ Flashback Lounge, Watertown, NY
2.22.14 @ Singers, Syracuse, NY
2.25.14 @ Super Fly Comics, Yellow Springs, OH
2.26.14 @ The Comet, Cincinnati, OH
2.27.14 @ Sabbatical, Indianapolis, IN
2.28.14 @ Subterranean, Chicago, IL
3.1.14 @ 42 Lounge, Milwaukee, WI
3.3.14 @ 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN (w/e-dubble)
3.4.14 @ Pixels, Ames, IA
3.5.14 @ Star Clipper Comics, St. Louis, MO
3.6.14 @ The Phoenix, Fayetteville, AR
3.7.14 @ The Boiler Room, Dallas, TX
3.8.14 @ Hole In The Wall, Austin, TX (performing “Black Materia” tracks only)
3.11.14 @ SXSW (The Nerdy Music Panel), Austin, TX
3.11.14 @ SXSW (Official Showcase), Flamingo Cantina, Austin, TX

Right now everyone who buys tickets to a @MegaRan performance will receive brand new unreleased music from the artist http://totaldestruction2014.com/ 

MORE TOUR DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED, updates at totaldestruction2014.com

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Download Forever Famicom DLC 3 FULL VERSION By K Murdock + MegaRan

Producer K Murdock and Hip Hop Artist / Video Game Rapper Random AKA MegaRan have released the latest entry (and conclusion) to their Forever Famicom series which is easily one of the most easy-on-the-ears productions from the nerdcore / video-games inspired hip hop genre ever to be released. In the following collection listeners will find pristine beats produced with and inspired by the sounds of titles like Super Mario World 2, Street Fighter 2, and many more. You can listen below for free right now and head to the MegaRan & K-Murdock BandCamp to obtain yourselves a physical or digital copy of the album as well.

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K-Murdock Music Update: “Happy Holidaze” – FREE DOWNLOADS!

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Peace party people!  Back from tour and fresh off getting married, now it’s officially back to business! The holidays are upon us now, and I am so in the spirit to celebrate whats been an incredible year, i wanted to spread the love; So from now till year’s end, i have made ALL my (K-Murdock) releases on my bandcamp digitally downloadable for FREE!!! That’s everything I have put out as as solo artist from The Ronin to Hero Muzik Vol. 1 to even my holiday-themed A Christmas Story EP (pictured above); It’s pay what you want, so if you put 0, all good, OR you can leave tip/donation… even if a $1, its’s definitely appreciated! All I ask in return is you all follow me on bandcamp or tell a friend or BOTH 😉

And for those who want to cop some merch, you can save 25% off any CD on my bandcamp site as well till year’s end too!  Just enter the code: holidazed

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Speaking of free stuff… make sure to also grab my debut artist release on Cult Classic Records, Soundscapes Vol. 1, which features many unreleased Panacea instrumentals from our albums/releases the last 10 years.  Albeit its a free release, it still managed to make it to the Top 10 in Bandcamp’s Hip-hop charts- so I’m very proud and happy to be a part of what the homies Bob & Thomas are doing at CCR!
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And just a quick update on myself & Mega Ran’s Forever next and possibly last installment to our Forever Famicom series, DLC 3 has been delayed till 12/24/13; CD orders should be shipped out in time for Xmas though; The reason for the delay was as an engineer i hate rushing mixes and being that this is could be the last iteration in what’s been an amazing series for us to do, i didn’t want to go out on a bang knowing that I, as producer/engineer/collaborator gave you all, the fans, the best product we could and what you are sued to and deserve!  So, direct all complaints to me, but I promise you this will be worth the wait!!!
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AN[OTHER M]: A Metroid Inspired EP Nearly Reaches Goal In 4 Days [Video Game Hip Hop Music]

Hip Hop performer and producer Sammus, who you may remember played a hand in the creation of MegaRan’s Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata, is making a video game-inspired hip hop album called AN[OTHER] M which will see the artist taking the role of Sammus over high quality beats to innovate and immerse the hip hop industry in a new flavor of sound. Take a look at the video below and visit the Kickstarter Here which has already come close to reaching its goal in the short few days it’s been online.

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Random AKA MegaRan Performing Live @ Xbox ONE Midnight Launch In Scottsdale, AZ

“Back home, back to work. Happy to announce I’ll be hanging out and rapping at the Microsoft Store Scottsdale Fashion Square TOMORROW NIGHT for the Xbox One launch. Beats by DJ DN³. Come through for the games and hang out. they’re giving away a Surface tablet every 20 minutes! whaat! info: http://www.meetup.com/Xbox-Gamers-Microsoft-Store-Scottsdale/events/138669992/

~Originally Posted on Random AKA MegaRan’s Facebook.

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