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Live '95

by Mega Ran

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    Limited Orange and Black Splatter vinyl! Only 250 pieces will be made. Estimated delivery date: Spring 2022.

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    Includes digital pre-order of Live '95. You get 2 tracks 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.
    digital album releases October 22, 2021
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1.
My hero wore a blowout on the cover of Slam Not even 6 foot tall yet he feared no man Took a hobby and perfected it; used it to feed his fam Got dragged through the mud so players today could stand Ever since the night mike switched hands on the Lakers We been on the move like bank robbers that’s pulling capers Before I was staying up late grading papers Momma said to cut the noise so I ain’t wake Up the neighbors, yeah I remember it all, Summer 95, 3 years after the Sixers had traded Charles We would pray to the Gods for some favor to fall Maybe alter the direction of that lottery ball On Point, feeding off these emotions Heart rate thumping and bumping just like Barkley and Moses I’m David Stern when I'm approaching the podium, A silence falls over the crowd at the moment they notice him I’m from where they hold toast, And argue all day about who’s the goat MJ Bron or Kob’ But we rebuild, a process, new beginning Been a Couple struggle seasons, but now my dudes is winning Gotta power forward, but my Guards in the center A stand up dude, that take a charge like defenders Hooping at the park till the street lights flicker, Timed the route to make it home so I could eat my dinner mama celeste pizza for one, microwaveable Couldn’t touch the stove, though I was probably capable We ain’t have money for skates, rackets or pads, But a basketball was only 20 dollars on the ave We would split it -No hoop no net, no problem, we grab an empty milk crate and hammer out the bottom, Stock life, nobody in my neighborhood was balling Best friends prolly a game boy and that Spalding Scuffed up knees from glass on the court But we’d still rock religiously for the love of the sport Copping instrumental tape from the African stand Nothing to gain but we were so passionate man It Infiltrated the hood like - liquor on closed campuses Bouncing basketballs off my living room oak paneling Life happens, just handle it, no panicking 5 kids just two beds, that’s load management Struggling to make it like high pressure free throws Couldn’t ask a soul for assistance, man that’s the ego My upbringing was gun slinging, intense living Only cat in Philly that didn’t shoot was Ben Simmons If you know what's up, you know I never sold a drug But Do I know the plug? I give that Jordan shoulder shrug, It’s me Ex sinner, Guinness award winner, Balling repeatedly, highlights on sports center What's up
2.
Comeback Player Of The Year
3.
Flight 2.0
4.
CRAIG HODGES
5.
Faces of Fear (feat. Schaffer The Darklord)
6.
In The Game (feat. EDI Mean and Young Noble of The Outlawz)
7.
Fab Five (feat. Mickey Factz, Alfred Banks, MedafORACLE and Esoteric of CZARFACE)
8.
1995 (Generation Of Miracles)
9.
T. Hardaway Interlude
10.
Box and One (feat. Del The Funky Homosapien)
11.
I wish that it never happened…. I wish that I could rewind, its on the front of my mind and i’m backtracking My foundation is crackin’ Seconds away from a shatter And Losing the only thing that I know that matters While everyone's looking at me so proud Like I’m the greatest Meanwhile I got complacent, And honestly, i hate it I paid the cost to be the boss Yet I never prepared for such a loss So im taking it hard I wish i never known, Or that i never grown Can;t make sense of it like i might need a Rosetta stone So unforgettable, One day I’ll be heading home It's darker when a light goes out Than if it never shone So.. (Keep rising to the top) Im trying to But everywhere that I turn I’m being lied to forced to play this hand that they Provide you Tryna get out of this box that I’m confined to What should I do What should I do? Man if ain’t one thing it’s 5, sakes alive Same thing that makes ya smile can make ya cry, don’t want this to end cause I hate goodbyes What goes up eventually takes a dive Just hopin the pools deep enough, Last place in the rat race, but I never cared about keeping up Just wondering when will I be enough I’ve taken every blow I could I’m so beaten up On the floor Figure four tryna break a joint See how far I gotta go just a make a point Done Had all I could stand with no plan No chance I would make it without reaching my breaking point If Bad things happen to good people Then I Guess all men aren’t created equal Too many folks deceitful, But I stay peaceful And hope for better luck Maybe in the sequel (Keep rising to the top) Im trying to But everywhere that I turn I’m being Lied to forced to play this hand that they Provide you Tryna get out of this box that I’m confined to What should I do What should I do?
12.
Tractor Beam
13.
For The Love Of The Game (feat. DN³ and Rob Kovacs)
14.
Over/Under *Bonus Track*

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Mega Ran's 11th solo full length album release explores the intrinsic relationship between hip-hop, basketball and the inner city cultures that have allowed each to thrive.

"90's hoops were just as influential as any video game or comic book I picked up," Ran says. "Now I get to give back."

Through tracks interspersed with words of wisdom from several Hall-Of-Fame level former NBA talents and analysts, the Philadelphia born MC weaves playful innocence with the storytelling and hopefulness that have made his fans proud over the past ten years. The album shines a light on many of the traits required to be a champion... from coaching to hard work, and even a little luck.

Now is the time to suit up and bring it home.

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releases October 22, 2021

Written by Raheem Jarbo
Recorded at HKS Studios, Phoenix, AZ
Recorded by Michael “Bag Of Tricks Cat” Gamarano
Additional Recording "Tractor Beam" by Luis Perez
Mixed by Matthew Weiss,
"Godly" mixed by Michael Gamarano
Assistant Engineer Brian Gigerich
Assistant Engineer Vernon Coleman
Mastered by Matthew Weiss
Funded by 394 Generous Kickstarter Backers.
Photography by Chas "MedafORACLE" Wright

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Mega Ran Phoenix, Arizona

“Mega Ran's proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC.”

— LA Weekly

An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world, into leading press outlets and most recently, into the Guinness Book Of World Records.
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