We’ve really tried straying away from posting any moreenthusiasticposts about Mega Ran, but this video is just too good to pass up. Even with Black Materia: Remixes managing to stay on Bandcamp’s top seller list since its January 21st release until recently, Mega Ran still manages to rile folks up with his eclectic rap style and wonderful sense of humor. Enter Mega Ran’s freestyle ode to Jeremy Lin, which made popular headway on both YouTube with over 131,000 views and ESPN today. With smooth lyrics like “First ivy leaguer in the league since Chris Dudley /Â Must be some kinda desire / To make everybody who doubted you out to be a liar”, Mega Ran’s affirmative image of Jeremy Lin inspires us to root for the underdogs out there.
Kudos to Random for being featured on national television for such an inspirational song. If you enjoyed his rap as much as we did, grab the song for free here.
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Especially since we’ve called Black MateriaÂ one of the bestÂ Final Fantasy VII tributes out there, there should beÂ no wonder that we’re huge fans of Phoenix-based rapper Random. Yes, we’ve probably spoken about him multiple times to the point of rambling like a prepubescent girl would her favorite movie star, but can you blame us? Random’s wonderful work on Black MateriaÂ shows that he can still appeal to a universal audience outside of the video gameÂ community, which may be seen as a great feat when discussing the inclusivity of the general public in such a tight-knit community.
Speaking of Black Materia, you’re in for a delicious treat. AÂ full year after the original album’s release,Â Random’sÂ Black Materia: RemixesÂ featuringÂ additional guests, rearranged songs, and exclusive remastered content is scheduled to be made availableÂ next Tuesday, January 31st. All production has been once again handled by Lost Perception, in addition toÂ DJ DN3, and mixing and mastering by K-Murdock. There are at least three all-new tracks, with one featuring Adam Warrock.Â While you preview one of Random’s newest songs from the upcomingÂ Remixes album below, we suggest that you pre-orderÂ Black Materia: The RemixesÂ on Bandcamp, obtainableÂ for a mere five dollars.
Surfacing as an update on his Twitter page, Random, also known as Mega Ran,Â has just released a video for his single â€œOne Winged Angelâ€. As a featured performer at the upcoming nerd festival Nerdapalooza in Orlando, Florida, Mega Ran has received significant attention as a distinguished rapper and producer. Incorporating masterfully executed lyrics that blends beautifully with visceral beats produced by Storyville, â€œOne Winged Angelâ€ is a powerful retelling of Sephirothâ€™s origin story and his following subsequent rage that threatens to destroy the world. Part of Mega Ranâ€™s highly acclaimed Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII, â€œOne Winged Angelâ€ shows that Mega Ran can still appeal to a broader audience outside of the video game community through his own visceral rhymes that literally knock you off your seat.