Ringman (Baile)

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Ringman featuring RoseBlack Produced by Random
I met Rose through a dope producer out in AZ, Darius Henry (prod of “Make Me Proud,” from the ReMixTape), and from the moment I met her, I knew she had talent. She is a classically trained opera vocalist, and can do some runs that will literally make your spine tingle. Plus, she’s a fan of many different genres of music, and I really think that if she is able to put the time, energy and effort into her gift that it deserves, she can be a MEGA star. I tell her this all the time, and she totally thinks I’m making it up.

Anyway, I was a big fan of the Ringman stage music, and I really like the song’s lyrics. This was another track that was edited for time, for whatever reason. Maybe one day the old sessions of these songs will pop up on the ‘net, if anyone cares enough to listen to them… The verse starts off, “You ask who produced that ‘Move Back,’ tried to label me boom-bap but I removed that.”

“Move Back” was a track that I produced for RAHM Nation label mate JonBap (its on his myspace), and a lot of folks liked the grimy, gritty, New York sewer feel of the beat. A lot of people asked me for similar beats and I’ve refused to even try. I want to constantly reinvent myself musically and I can’t do that if I’m making the same beat over and over again. Would I really be Random if I was predictable?

I kind of stole a page from the introduction of Little Brother’s “The Minstrel Show,” and messed up on the 2nd verse on purpose, so that I could restart it on another beat. The second track has a reggaeton vibe to it. Now I can’t front, I used to HATE reggaeton completely, until I spent some time in Florida for a gig, without any CDs in the rental car, and I had to listen to the radio. They played so much reggaeton that I forced myself to listen, and became respectful of the music as a legitimate genre. So, a year later, I decided to pay homage to it by giving it half of my song, with some party lyrics.

Underground rappers are deftly afraid of making ‘club songs,’ and it makes no sense to me. You want DJ’s to play your music, right? DJ’s play where? In the clubs. In the beginning, Hip Hop was about making people move. So all of you MC’s who want to take it back, you should do something for the people to move to.

In the chorus, RoseBlack is saying, “Dance, dance like no one is watching you….Dance, Dance because the night is alive.”

lyrics

Yeah... this should ring a bell
Random Beats... uhh
The Mega Ran project is all fun and games but
Let's get serious, yeah, yeah

You ask who produced that, move back
Tried to label me boom bap but I removed that
I keep it pimpin like minks and gators
Hard to get like tickets for the Knicks and Lakers
Jumpstart hip-hop like defibrulators
Or a school yard bully, what an instigator
Yes man never stressed man, shocked like Elecman
Make it bounce like an amateur check scam
I'm Doctor Who, does the impossible
Improbable, who do it like I can do?
Amputate, you can't ambulate
We're like distant cousins, you can't relate
Basketcase, I crash the place
It's not that I don't want to, but I just can't be fake
I tear 'em in twos, want me to fail I refuse
70's baby makin music with the spirit of "Blues"
Doubt my art, rappers get impaled with darts
Mega Ran got mo' beats than a healthy heart
Y'all can tell the event, ring the alarm, it's Big Ran
It's the bomb sort of like a terrorist threat
Yo step to the back, and get tested... no wait
I'ma just do this joint
Wait, let me just start over from the top
I can get this right

{*beat changes*}

Yo, step to the back, none testin the cat
Blessin the track, it's a fact, you ain't messin with that
Umm, don't bother comin for less than a stack
Need that guac' young boy, come better than that
From, P-H-I to P-H-X
Coast to coast they talkin but we ain't stressed
And it's, easy money when we smash and grab ya
Shelter dub money no laughin matter
We, think alike cause we joined minds
Shorty movin they waistline to tunes up and down basslines
Go to the club, I'm never runnin less
But the Mega Buster keep me kinda heavy on the wrist
Yeah - no jewels, no bodyguards
No furs, no 20 man entourage
I just do what I love, and love what I do
It's the truth, so here's what I need you to do - just dance~!

[Roseblack sings]

[Random: repeat 2X]
Dance like ain't nobody watchin
Live life 'til you ran option, no we ain't stoppin
Got to keep it poppin, front to the back
If you with me holla back like dat

[Roseblack sings to fade]

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from Mega Ran, released June 7, 2007

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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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