Mega Ran Com: Mission

by Random aka Mega Ran

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(PHOENIX, AZ) After finishing up a successful Kickstarter campaign in which he achieved 300% of his original $5000 goal, teacher, rapper and gamer MEGA RAN is prepared to release the first of many unique stretch goals, a full album of Mega Man sampled tracks, done by commission, aptly titled "Mega Ran Com: Mission."

The title is a play on the Command Mission title, released in 2004 on the PS2 and GameCube systems. The new album will sample from classic titles from Mega Man 2 all the way up to Mega Man & Bass.

"I'm excited to return to my roots," Ran says from the studio. I tossed out the idea of returning to Mega Man and the fam was down. I got back into the lab and we made some really fun jams."

"Mega Ran Com: Mission" will release on Christmas Day 2014.

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released 25 December 2014

2014 RandomBeats, LLC/OverClocked Records.

Special Commissioner: Emmanuel Frechou

Executive Produced by all Kickstarter Backers
Mixed by K-Murdock
Lyrics by R. Jarbo
Art by Thor Thorvaldson

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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: Stage Start (feat. Storyville)
Ladies and gentlement (uh uh)

Yeah, seven years running, uh, seven years hunting
seven spent protecting robot city from whatever trouble's coming

from Wily, the robot masters, Mr. X, to Sigma
his brother, lost significant others, his own stigma

He did it cause that's the mission Dr. Light built into this heart
his origins, you can start select, but can't select where you start

so for the true fans, the blue man's always accessible to rescue you
rumor is there's a storm's abrewing moving so he got a quest to do

you demanded he answer, uh, things got worse he adapted
so many years have elapsed, just look at the change in the graphics

if you ride he ride, you fight he fight, through what he write he right
he's like, Hip Hop's modern Manami Matsumae, if not just a regular blue guy

so as a token of your support through the thick and the thin
a gesture of our appreciation as a new mission begins

you already know who the name's are
what the joys and the pains are
every record came strong
clean the pantry, up the ante: Game Start
Track Name: Get Ready, Get Set, Go!
I got a letter from my man in france,

who asked if i would give megaman another chance

I said “what you mean?” i never left this alone

i will rep this until the day I’m gone

ha, i’d be a fool not to recognize

that i would be nothing if it wasn’t for the mechanized

blue guy, who died so that i could live

now he’s resurrected, y’all know what time it is

the most prominent, dominant, occupant

build him a monument on every continent i’m cosignin it

no empty promises, we stand together

let em know it’s megaman forever



hook

everyone in every corner of the globe

grab your control let’s go

cause it’s that… time

get ready get set go
Yeah
get ready get set, go!



put ya hand up, turn it to a fist

take the other hand, clamp it around your wrist

and blast, till the doubt and hate just falls off you

turn the music up, you can’t hear what they call you

you can catch me at a mega man telethon

with a cannon arm and used Met helmet on

taking calls till i lose my voice

because it’s all about the user’s choice

so when it came time to respond to the letter

I had to let him know I only change for the better

i accept the unchangeable

but it just shows me we still got a way to go

They see the places that I be in,
I just grin, Kotaku to ign

as for the love i get i’m so touched

alone we do little, together we do so much



so everyone in every corner of the globe

grab your control let’s go

cause it’s that… time

get ready get set go

get ready get set go!
Track Name: Gravity
Gravity

Not just out for a check
Boy I'm out for respect
Oh you have all the answers,
Who you, Alex trebek?

Get a hold of the press
Ima need to confess
This here is catastrophic
I'm the cause of this mess.


I'm not a killer man
It's too much to deal with man,
My family wearing black like a steelers fan
Couple years in the game
I'm still fearless man
But this new threats just too much to deal with man

That's that gravity
Make you a casualty

It's all good when you hot
It's all bad when you not,
I take it with grains of salt,
When I'm back on the block
All the daps and the hugs,
Brothers showing me love
Thinking that I'm above
But if you knew what it was,
You'd probably pray for me,
And keep it straight with me,
I ain't in no hurry,
Just need you to wait with me
It's bout 8:50 and I'm tryna get straight
With my schedule in gonna be a bit late but uhh

It's that gravity


What goes up must come down. So we move laterally

I defy gravity
Got em all mad at me
Cause the calamity
But never a casualty
They drill you like a cavity,
Abundance to depravity
Saints turn to blasphemy
Happens pretty rapidly
Pomp and the pageantry
Hanging off the balcony
Totally a travesty
Failure of your strategy
Haters laughing gallantly
Voice all gravelly
Occurring so naturally
Ending so tragically,
2x

Chorus
Track Name: Welcome To The Future
Welcome to the Megaman show (let's go)
Welcome to the Megaman show
(Let's go)
Off to a place, beyond space
Where nobody's ever gone befo (gone befo)

From civil rights, marches with Martin Luther
To living in the sky..
Welcome to the future
East coast, (come on) west coast (come on)
Y'all know what it is way before they throw the drum on
Mega Ran, returns to mega man,
Can he do it again, why yes he can,
The futures here, no hop aboard,
We running late, get it's time to soar,
No more poverty, it was hard to get by,
Now ain't no stopping me, I'm like Marty Mcfly
Life is Automated, Everything is enhanced
Kept an open mind Glad I gave it a chance
On the verge of extinction, facing apocalypse,
Machines rose up, but a stop to it,
Glory glory, hallelujah,
We here now, welcome to the future
Track Name: Rock With Me
where did you come from

who do you report to?

i’ve never seen you round

my scanners go haywire

my circuits start sparking

you must be new in town


i can’t say what it is but i need to beeee with you tonight -

oh yeah

it’s the end of the world as we know it but girl you and me we’ll be just fine

Chorus


Il give you my heart

whatever the cost…

but you gotta rock with-me-bayyy beee



no matter the cost

baby its yours

as long as you rock with me bayyyy beeee



verse 2

when you - came off the assembly line,

i think they broke the mold

you’re fine and classy

and you activate functions i can’t control

i can’t say what it is but i need you in my arms tonight -

oh yeah

going to war isn’t hard when i know you’ll be there - every-thing’s all right--



chorus
Track Name: Still Here
Still Here


Sitting at my command center
Contemplating my future
I try hard but I Can't get a,
Break - I guess that I'm used ta
Running hard to protect this town,
Taking Wily's Creations down,
87 I started this,
2014 I can't quit now,
Even though I want to,
Feel like they take me for granted
Can't get a new game out my fans tell me they can't stand it,
What am I supposed to do,
I'm just a man in a vocal booth,
And if I did have an answer,
Would you dudes even do what I told you to?
So Lonely at the top of the scrap heap
Driving is cool but the view is better in the back seat
I'm sitting growing older while these youngsters surpass me,
Might be better on the other side If you ask me


(P) What a day what a day what a day
I'm so confused)
I don't know where to go what to do I see no way,
What do I do)

When the master pulls that plug and flips the light
I'm still here

Oh you think this is a game but it's my life
Do you even care)


Megaman Ima speak for the fans,
So Sorry that we let you down
We been ridin for 25 years,
We ain't goin nowhere now,
We make fan art, albums, unofficial games
Not for fiscal gain, it's so they don't forget your name,
Mega, You change our lives, now we gone give it back,
For as long as we shall live, so don't forget it jack--
Blue bomber forever, transcending generations,
I see the Love in Japan and every single nation
We got sick of waiting, but we ain't take it out on you,
Petitions don't help, they need to see our view,
But no matter what, we won't let em forget,
We can speak with our wallet, If they letting you sit,
Heard you ready to quit, that day never can come
Cause you're a hero, and your job never is done
Long as evil exists, you must stay on the guard,
I know you're frustrated know you taking it hard,
But we praying to god, that they seeing the light,
And we gone do what we can, cause we believe in the fight!
So your struggle is ours,
Through the sweet and the sour
Because we are people and the people are power
Track Name: Groundman Part 2
Ground pt 2

My previous attempts to find love we're thwarted
So I proceed with caution with any woman I courted
They know me for the flawless raps I spit while on my cordless,
Yet one day my neck contorted
Towards a girl and she was gorgeous
And Told myself no matter what I wasn't falling for it
Tried hard to Ignore it but it was like the perfect chorus
Stuck in my head, for the remainder of the day,
Now I'm reviewing all scenarios, practicing what to say,
Cause she's a fan of all the things that I adore
So I'm hoping I can learn some more from my cherie amour,
But knowing my luck and track record,
I'll get a little far but wind up stuck at second,
I learned from Kane there's no half steppin
So I refuse to wait another half second- I'm going in
Walk into the room where she's sitting,
I get closer and she starts smiling, as if she's smitten are you kidding
As I approach she's getting more excited, I follow her lead and move in for a hug since I'm invited
That's when I realized that my fantasy was over,
She was smiling at her boyfriend who was right over my shoulder
Now I gotta go cuz this could end up in a fight,
I shook his metal hand bid the both of them good night
I left the room embarrassed cuz if lost another friend
And from that day I realized that I would never love again
Track Name: No Turning Back
Rap game
Albert wily, Norman smiley
Go on and hate gone and clown me
I just wanna blow cuz I just wanna know who gone say they was down before they found me
Got boys around me, I don't know
Tryna poke holes but it a no go,
Got dope rhymes got a dope show
Yall stuntin -- yall don't grow
Watch a player rise up, and take it to the hole,
Put your money on a winner cuz I'm bringing in the gold
Not the medals man I'm talking bout the gold paint - I shows up, in a gold truck
Bumpin grow up shattering dreams like gold dust
I'm tow up like sheets of paper
Gotta go hard till I meet my maker
Keep the paper I celebrate like they suns do when they beat the lakers
Standin still like freeze frames
Now peep game- these lames
Should refrain from these thangs that make them sound the-same
As the next man, so I expand, mutate like an X-Man - activatin yo sweat glands, cuz I change the climate when my jet land
Those accolades I'm earning that
Mega ran inmurder tracks, weak bars I ain't heard that.
Yall front we ain't turnin back

Ain't no-turnin back
Cause we comin and we ain't talkin smack
Watch yo front and watch your back when rappers attack
Cuz When it's on you know there's no turnin back yeah
Track Name: Love Remains (feat. Bag of Tricks Cat and Kara Revesz)
Chorus
Tell me why,
I love you so,
Don't let me go
Just let know,
Your love
Your love
Your love
(The love remains)

Ran v1

I still got games in the package, 2 years old
I may never get to them, truth be told
Mom says slow down before you lose control,
But I got so much to do,
So much to do
I said it 2 times,
New shows new goals mean new rhymes,
Head spinning so fast might made a dude blind,
You don't work you don't eat so you know you grind,
I used to say ill sleep when I die,
But it's scientifically proven, that sleep deprivation could lead to an early demise
So between you and I,
Gotta do all I can
That ain't as artists that's as a man
Sometimes I hate making cold calls,
No replies make a brother wanna go off
I worked so hard, to Bust my chains,
So for music and games, you know - the love remains --

Ran v2

I want it I need it I live it and breathe it - true,
I loathe it hate it I wish I could leave it true
They tell me it's evil i Kinda believe it - yet it
Feels so real, i truly can see it
One second I know it, the next one I doubt it
Yet I, Have no idea what Id do without it - and I
love it to death and then I delete it - it's trash
Tell you my problems, you keep all my secrets -
They say that we don't get enough love
Then when we go hard they call that tough love,
You can't touch love, but it's
Like the exploding cigar that we take a puff of
Inafune Had to leave what he was doing cause sometimes loving the dream means starting a new one
Even though I know what the ending is like
Something's making me continue the fight- the love remains

Chorus
Track Name: Family
Krunchfingr

The revolution will be livestreamed
Followed by yellow tape and police sirens
Before mega ran people forget there was raheem
Teacher rapper hero never sidetracked from my dreams
I filled up like 20 composition books,
With mad rhymes with missing hooks,
Never was my strong suit,
High school was tough, mainly cause I forced my way into the wrong group
Till I decided it was more fun standin out
Handed in papers, now they hand em out,
From the blocks the burbs to the blocks again,
We fall down then we box em in

I Remember dreaming about
The things I do on a regular basis
I'm living my dream far off places
this one is for the fans who believed in ran,
I'm stil random who needs a plan. Haha
Cuz when I'm down and out and thinking everything is worthless, you purchases,
That makes me believe I can

Chorus
So this one is for the family,
Who knows how difficult it can be
Not the fans but the family
You were there for me, you understand me


Saw a bit of myself in the blue Bomber
A character who always escaped unspeakable odds
While I was smooth enough to slip through most drama,
I credited my momma and my faith in God,
Hard headed like a met,
Life level up the threat
Still im steady as it gets..
Sniper joe with the mic and flow
200 watts off the top leave rappers Enlightened tho
This for the folks who was patient,
Lost in translation like localization
No hatin, but you know who making
Video game raps first, there's no debtating
Big ups to YTC cuz the NES album inspired me,
And if it inspires one rap or one beat
Then that would make the cipher complete,
I didn't do it for the fame,
I did it for my love for the game,
And if I had a chance to do it over I would leave nothing changed
And I hope you out there would do just the same

Chorus 2x
Track Name: Stone(d)man
Rather consistently confuse dudes
This was a mystery for blues clues....
And If I may Foreshadow..
To fix this imma need to use tools
Saturday morning I adjust the blinds
beat Megaman 2 for the hundredth time
I found myself sitting home bored
8 more vile robots destroyed
Came out my room at 4:06,
To pour another bowl of cookie crisp
That's when I noticed a missing rush figurine
My roommates had something to do with this
I wondered what Megaman X does
If he was missing his best bud
Maybe my mates are playing tricks on me
If they're lying that's just messed up
They tell me relax, slow down get your breath
They're passing a little cigarette
They suggest I take the edge off
Take a puff and you'll just forget.


Yup I think I'm stoned man,
I need to get out on my own man
I'm 35 I'm a grown man
But dude I'm really stoned man

V2
I fall asleep and now it's 3 to 6
I waking up craving tortilla chips
Everybody's gone but me,
And of course they didn't clean their filth--
I get up and grab the mop and broom,
Everything's spinning I can't stop the room,
I start regretting the choices I made
As well the people with which I choose to hang
My figure still nowhere to be found
I'm lifting couches, it's got to be around
I bought this thing on eBay
From Japan delivery took 23 days
Some people think that getting high is fun
I don't see how anyone gets anything done
My mission is incomplete
But the munchies have gotten the best of me

V3
Finally my roommates return to the pad
They Grabbed some groceries and garbage bags
That's when It hit me like a ton of bricks
My rush figure might be in the trash...
Cuz it was sitting on the book shelf,
And the trash can was right to the left,
No bag in the can--
Which means it's out on the front steps,
Just as I get to the door
I hear the vroom of pedal hitting floor,
It's the sound of the trash truck
Today's the day the pick the trash up,
I missed him by a couple minutes
My dear rush figurine is finished.
My world crumbled like a landslide
I'm crying like a baby back inside,
Blithering snotting, man I'm outta control,
Maybe I need to smoke a bowl,
So I did, and really I don't regret it
Weed doesn't do much for me but make me apathetic
Smoked up went to sleep and lost track of time
forgot about that figure till I wrote this rhyme
Just a couple bums with No plan
And this is the story of stone man