River City Random

by Random aka Mega Ran

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I started this album in 2009, then things got a little crazy for me so I never finished it. It's a special release based on my favorite beat-em-up, River City Ransom, which released 22 years ago. Purchase also includes instrumental versions and a HIDDEN TRACK!

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released 25 September 2012

Album recorded, mixed and mastered by Andrew "The Ref" Johnson, Tempe, AZ. Art by Chris Flocco. Logo design by Eric "Danger" Hodet. Lyrics by R. Jarbo, except where otherwise noted. Original Music by Kazuo Sawa. Remixed and Reprogrammed by Random, DN3, Nekkron99, Young B and Storyville. Thank you Technos for changing the game.... Now please make a new RCR game, and hurry. Thank you for helping my dreams come true.

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Random aka Mega Ran Philadelphia

People will remember Ran for his daring leap from teaching into video game remixing which led to a Capcom cosign, but Random's penchant for storytelling has impressed gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world. ... more

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Track Name: There's Trouble... (intro)
Citizens of River City-
I hold your high school captive. With my gangs of students and bosses, nobody can stop me now. Meet my demands or else! -

There's Trouble in river city so you know we gettin busy

I try to maintain a calm demeanor
It's a cold world but we ain't palmin heaters,
Listen, We're at loss for leaders,
So everybody's following
And not using caution either
Street gangs taking over the town,
Broken glass and blood all over the ground
All the good soldiers are down,
Despair in the air Not a bit of hope can be found
Theres 2 kids Ryan and Alex,
Our only chance of Surviving this violence
Is rallying behind them, supply them with gadgets or ratchets cuz cats is about Madness
They don't fair, man their past scuffles,
Involved steel pipes chains and brass knuckles
Trash cans what ever they get their mitts on,
And they took Alex's girl man, it's on
It gets sicker but i Peep the whole picture
They talk tough but as Sweet as disaronnno Liqour
A whole Bunch of gangs and our schools in the balance
Many tougher men are refusing the challenge,
But these 2 are special oozing with talent,
And crackin skulls till their movement is silenced
Its Time to boss up or get tossed up
Don't get it twisted backwards or crossed up
No time to be awestruck
Gotta get ya lil scrappy on and put them paws up,
We got ya back, stick it to these tyrants...kickin over buildings living like a giant
(p) These little derelicts, asking for a ransom but they know
we don't negotiate with terrorists,
that mentality worn out like an old pair of kicks,
So we hit the streets, we'll take care of this
Track Name: River City Rhymin'
Scary as a Rare rash
I show up right before the crash like an airbag
But it still hurts, snapping like a bear trap spit an ill verse,
Watch my stock rise like aircraft
Mega Ran is the man with the Iron fist,
kept it digital, cause ain't nobody buying discs
Get a copy Cuz rappers are gettin sloppy
Do the math, cause my path is fibonacci
I been a beast bro, lax to heathrow,
What do he know this rap is a freethrow
To ray Allen, boy are they whylin,
Went diggin for a problem and they found him(hook)

River city Rhymin
Wit precise timing
You don't want a problem
Cuz we all ridin
You might hear the sirens
All we see is violence
So Get inside its
River city rhymin

Get em, hit em

Beat em
Make it rough

got em bracing for Impact
Made a stack off the Lin rap and never been back
Yet, now they clamor for a title shot
They just browsing...Firefox
If you hadnt noticed I write a lot
All aboard and I'm on till the final stop
I got bills to pay so my Grind don't stop
(what do you know?) How much time you got?
Me? I dont have time for you losers
I bruise ya for calling me a rhyming producer,
Got a tough shell as if I was a Koopa
I wrote the book
Call me Simon and Schuster
Random house, Losses I hand em out,
Bed time blow the candles out,
You're a fraudulent purchase-- cancelled out
I haven't scrapped in years so we can dance it out,(h)

River city Rhymin
Wit precise timing
You don't want a problem
Cuz we all ridin
You might hear the sirens
All we see is violence
So Get inside
It's river city rhymin

Beat em up
Make it

We Warriors-- Like the kids in the 70s
Tell em i spit it heavenly
Never getting ahead of me
Ready for me ya better be
Energy--Cuz my crew is extra thick
Living our dreams like we in that inception flick
Test the click you in deep excrement
Cuz If you don't know what I represent
(you gone learn today)
I wish people needed permission to rap cuz I'd be chuckii booker you'd be turned away
Peace to nekkron beats is Teflon
Hollow point rhymes better keep your vest on,
Put a hand up, and move to the front,
Say ho, whatever, do what ya want,
(p) This is the moment where it gets real
Spit Ill from river city to sticksville
Ain't no best just pay yo debts
Or take fatal steps in this game of death, called

River city Rhymin
Wit precise timing
You don't want a problem
Cuz we all ridin
You might hear the sirens
All we see is violence
So Get inside and
Commence to hidin
Track Name: The Dump
A yo I miss you
Just wanna kiss you
I think of all the petty fights and issues
I didn't mean it, man I was wrong
But that dont mean a thing
Now you're gone
I'm tryna be strong but im trippin
Cant believe Some sucka caught me slipping >
Nah I wasnt blind paid him no mind
Crept up from behind like that biggie line
I was on the grind, tryna make a dime
He was on her line like the whole time
I can hold mine, been a whole week
Thought that I was strong but in so weak
(p) I thought the was the one, sposed to have my son now I'm just a shell of myself
Guess i jumped the gun, We had so much fun at least I was tellin myself
Now I'm all alone, in the world
A friggin wreck over a girl,
Guess I got played like a fool,
And even worse I gotta go to school
Face their accusing eyes
Tell confusing lies
Maybe I should hop on her facebook,
Maybe start abusing the guy
Report all his pictures as spam
That'll get him into a jam,
Send the dude a bunch a malware hope it some how it gets to his ram,
Switch up his Mac's ip
So he can't get online properly,
im on her page and what do I see?
Nothing, she already blocked me. Damn.
Track Name: Bully
Bully

One thing i can't stand is a damn bully
Always picking fights with the weak goodie goodies
Takin lunch money from the kids how could he
Scaring kids worse than the boogie- man, only plan
Was his next victim, his name was woody
Soft as a 3 year old wet pair of footies
Skinny as a rail, with his hair all wooly
Never came to school without his lamb of God hoodie

The bully walks to woody, wit his hand extended fully
Askin what woody got on his lunch goodies
I don't think woody understood the bully fully,
Cuz Took too long to respond to his query
Pushed him down in the rain now he all sooty,
Reached in his bag and stole is Homemade cookies
Woody looked at the bully like how could he then he
Noticed a rip on his favorite hoody

U never
U never
U never know know know

Pulled himself out the mud, picked up his goodies
Plots his revenge wondrin shouldn't he or should he
Get the bully back and if so How could he
Figure out a way that no one could overlook me
One thing nobody knew about woody
Was his dad just was a cop, though he was still a rookie
Had 2 guns that he hid in the crib,
Left one in the jar that was usually for cookies

all woody wanted was to refill his cookies
That were so callously stolen by the bully
Hand in the cookie jar now lookie lookie
Woody got an answer to his problems with the bully
A shiny new pistol, 44 fully
Automatic weapon is now inside woodys
Backpack wouldn't take the bet as a bookie
im guessing this one might not be pretty



Woodys on the school bus Lookin for the bully
Hopin that he maybe played hooky
Or possibly with his friends so They can see the looky on his face when i take his leverage like a pulley
Woody spots the bully grabs 44 fully>Automatic pistol, says you didn't really have to push me
Or rip my hoodie or take my cookies
One Shot to the chest down went he bully
Track Name: Sock Hop
This is the result of Saturday morning cereal and 8-tracks stacked on the stereo
They say that I'm lyrical,
The fact that im breathing is still a miracle ,
Wrote a song about it, like to hear it here it go
They go I loved that video man it's real dope
50,000 views later I'm still broke
I miss ridin the bus chillin wit Real folks
I miss my moms too, although we still close
Kinda different cuz I'm across the map,
And I know she in the jungle amongst them wild cats,
I'm spitting wild raps like I did a while back
When I was I child I acted like a child act
So now I come wit a diff style track,
We old heads tryna bring a little style back


Well it's the sock hop-
Hip hop meets bebop
Non stop, all day that's how we rock,
Well it's the sock hop
We keep the party indoors
Shoes off we don't wanna mess up the gym floor
Sock hop, sock hop, it's the sock hop grab a partner lets go
It's the sock hop sock hop and you better get your body on the floor


Release dates never change keep me
Pacing nervous,
Praying nerds and backpackers will make a purchase, >
Bitin my nail Waiting for the first reviews to surface,
Moms happy She dont have to Remove the Curses
They ask dont u Dream of Stacking a grand I love leaving crowds Clapping ya hands
Man, I'm tryna do, me, and avoid the drama too,
Just to make the old heads to tell me im Proud of you
don't wanna let you down
try not to mess around
Trying to perfect my sound
I don't wannna stress u now
Hope my early raps don't surface,
If they do I tell em I was wack on purpose
Fly so high call it acro circus
Mega ran mega jams at yo service?

Well it's the sock hop-
Hip hop meets bebop
Non stop, all day that's how we rock,
Well it's the sock hop
We keep the party indoors
Shoes off we don't wanna mess up the gym floor
Sock hop, sock hop, it's the sock hop grab a partner lets go
It's the sock hop sock hop you better get your body on the floor


Shh quiet down don't tell the faculty
Its where We dance all night till we got the dragon feet
Hah, I'm supposed to be in detention
For beatin down blade and his zombie henchmen
I can extinguish your burnin heart --girl.. Behind the bleachers at Sherman park,
Thorough...Before you my world was dark
*Played my role from the beginning so I earned my part,
But u know Stay with the Slick moves
Got my mojo back, so I'm in cruise
Move...Till its time to zoom like the commodores
Bring the hammer to the track like the mighty Thor
I'm a flying car, and you're a dinosaur
and for that, I'll walk alone like Dinah Shore
(P) bibbidi boppity boo,
You ain't stopping the crew, Shine like the monopoly shoe

So until we go bankrupt we gon keep
dancing with the stereo cranked up
Mad inappropriate,
Movin around till you Get motion sick (barf!)
Open it, now you see how live its sposed to get...
They say i got Splendid verses
8 bit rap king cool but I didn't birth it,
Ran spit it pixel perfect,
I haven't even skimmed the surface, merked it

Well it's the sock hop-
Hip hop meets bebop
Non stop, all day that's how we rock,
Well it's the sock hop
We keep the party indoors
Shoes off we don't wanna mess up the gym floor
Sock hop, sock hop, it's the sock hop grab a partner lets go
It's the sock hop sock hop you better get your body on the floor