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Notorious R​.​A​.​N: Ready To Live

by Mega Ran

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Twenty years to the day of the tragic murder of rapper The Notorious B.I.G. Mega Ran offers this heartfelt creative tribute to the man they called Biggie. Ran and producers Fresh Kils and DJ DN3 cleverly re-sample the classic B.I.G. bangers, adding new lyrics and perspective to the sounds of the legendary MC.

Narrated by Ran's childhood friend, "Notorious R.A.N" revisits the feeling, the rhymes and the charm of the fallen hip-hop hero, while continuing Mega Ran's track record of stellar releases.

Catch Mega Ran on tour with MC Lars:

2/28 Brooklyn at Knitting Factory Brooklyn
3/1 Allston, MA at Great Scott
3/2 Philadelphia at MilkBoy
3/3 Baltimore at Metro Gallery
3/4 Virginia Beach VA at Shaka's Live
3/5 Chapel Hill, NC at @Local 506
3/7 Nashville, TN at Rocketown
3/8 Atlanta GA at 529
3/9 Tampa FL at Crowbar
3/10 Orlando FL at BACKBOOTH
3/11 Gainesville FL at HIGH DIVE
3/12 Baton Rouge at Spanish Moon
3/13 Dallas at The Curtain Club
3/14 Houston at The Secret Group
3/21 El Paso at The Lowbrow Palace
3/22 Phoenix at Last Exit Live
3/23 Los Angeles at Hi Hat
3/24 San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill Bar and Grill
3/25 San Jose at AFKgg Gamer Lounge


released March 9, 2017

Tracks produced by Fresh Kils and DJ DN3
Skits recorded by James "JC" Coleman, Jr
Mixed by Fresh Kils at The Kilzone, Toronto, ON
Artwork by Eric Medina of NERDS Clothing, LLC
Scratches by Uncle Fester and Crate Crusaders


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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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Track Name: Lyrically I'm... (prod by Fresh Kils)
When it comes to sets

never claimed em, only flamed em

gave them, nothing but the rawness, regardless

the artist, formerly known as random

burning mics like they was trees from Branson

and not richie, shifty, quickly,

brothers wanna hit me if they rip me,

dress my body and wrap me like a Swami

I leave no doubt like stefani

lyrical Dalai Lama,

Problem Solver, I fly to Ghana

calm ya

nerves, kicking wackness to the curb

I don’t hold grudges, I give you what you deserve

Now they wanna ask how I chart with this

put heart in this,

I’m sharp, gold cartridges

My darts is just *spectacular, when I'm rapping, I'm

Keeping the Heaters , that’s cause he’s the

Grand champ, dmx before the cases

I'm in Vegas placing wagers on them Circus Circus tables, uh you know


Lyrically I'm

First things first, I mega, freaks all the samples, ample, I wax like candles,

Or the man who, wrote Rosanna, I'm like manna, you know

Spiritual nourishment, for you cats who need encouragement - uh,

Furnish it, just feng shui, no gunplay

Used to rock the kia music -- switched to Hyundai

Cause y'all don't know how to act

Can't bring the payments down low

Peep the funk flow

Really doe, got the meanest ya haven't seen it

I'm in Phoenix with Felix feeling fiendish

Stroke of genius - I come in pieces

broken kit-kats

Run the streets, while you sit back, waiting for success to come gift wrapped

No - no it ain't happening

Ran dazzling your career is unraveling

Battling a bit still - some wounds never heal

true spitter for real, ask the rest of the Guild


87 I was on the block reciting Robocop

97, I would stop whenever biggie smalls rhymed

07, I was nervous preparing my first drop

Now In 2017 it's about that time

There i is- major league like Charlie sheen

Low down, dirty rotten, now easily forgotten

No options like quarterbacks under pressure,

The top dresser Brock lesnar - a lot fresher
Wit Kils on the pads, I don't think they ready for it,

But can't ignore it, we keep it tighter that a corset,

Your plans are thwarted-

The microphone I use is cordless

I play a show with you, that's not always an endorsement

AZ to t-dot, we rock the hardest,

No garbage - most rap Artists y'all are my targets

Lyrically I'm supposed to set it off

So don't call me a client - I'm the mother effin boss

Track Name: Kickin' In Doors (prod by DJ DN3)
My reign on the top, long like Durants arms

Lead the league with the steez whatever team I be on,

I been the Bomb at every Comic con

Nerd rap phenomenon- black bomber -

Attract drama- wit wack rhymers

Y'all gotta - step ya game up,

Get ya weight up

Cats wanna know how I came up,

Battling at the gathering - of course traveling,

An Altered Beast im off the leash

Don't fall for these

Rookie cats with they store bought raps

They just shady, ask int80,

Ain't no telling where we may be

Might see me at E3, Or WWE in several countries, It's a New Day

Soon as you think you know I switch it up,

Freestyles are better than your best written stuff

Rick Astley - rap we gone l never give it up

Sammus, they can't stand us,

It's happening like we planned it

Rhymes master locked - didn't think I'd take it past the block

Was getting used to being the laughing stock

went from "who you again" to "please be my friend" to arigato gozaimas and please take my yen so

Jesus, take the wheel

Its gettin deep like a Navy Seal- for real

DN3 got the beats, and we back in the lab

Witnesses be like "it happened so fast" when I see ya imma

Kick In The Door, playing some nerdcore
all you heard was I don't wanna rap no more

On ya marks get set, when I start to wreck

It's like Parks And Rec, gotta Treat Yo Self

We Don't need no help, people's champ need no belt, pull ya pants-up, ask what,

Kinda rhymer, gotcha, rethinking even your packaging - release date it's not happening

drop unexpectedly like bad scaffolding

See my Problem is if y'all ain't Sayin it, then I ain't playing it,

Won't give you publishing, my upbringing is uplifting- son, you must be a republican

Rhymes are so conservative- Lukewarm cats get spit out, gotta go, either you hot or cold, so get out.

Even graphics are weak, man you might need a plan B

Hit up Danji, the boys got skills

Or Flocco, pronto ran hold court like Hondo

Conscience of your nonsense

In 88, spun on cardboard and read about Squanto

Crack open a book-

I Hate y'all too

Rather be in carribean sands with Rachel

Stay true even if they gone hate you

Dont wanna be worshipped, who cares if the words sick,

You cursed it but still rehearsed it

no time for these kids

They fighting to be the man, I'm fighting for people around the world to even know what this is,

Ain't no other kings of this nerd thing they siblings, equally related and properly rated

They hate it, cause they used to be on top of this,

Took home Forever Famicom listened and copied it

Now they on some nerdy tip, retelling game plots

But biting ain't hot and it never will be

Dudes kill me

Thinking they reinvented the wheel,

Can't replace the original if he doin it still

My maneuvers is ill, puttin boots to the grill,

scale like mode 7 - blowing like Note 7

Reppin and go gettin until I approach heaven

The Tri state, is where snakes hang like live bait, Hoping for a catch throwback, Mitchell and ness

they light weight, frag illy you look silly

Sitting sideways

Arizona is my state

Wanna get froggy then why wait

High stakes when we

Kick In The Door, playing some nerdcore
all you heard was I don't wanna rap no more
Track Name: The Warning (feat. RoQy TyRaiD) [prod by DJ DN3]
I'm sitting in the whip dreaming about 20 acre estates, Ruth chris steaks and how to sell records like drake

I'm on the road tryna get to a show

No speed limit posted so I'm taking it slow,

Trying to memorize a couple of lines switch the set last minute like I do sometimes.

I get a call from my man Roq, from the block, telling me a rumor that made my heart stop- what the deal?

What the hell,the cops slain Dante and Jemel,
on Broadway, the car frame concave from the shells
it was eerie...
Wow now I'm mad and im getting depressed but tell me weren't those guys yelling and resisting arrest?
Don't be apathetic, ya act like theyre in traffic flexing,
they're on camera asking question, harrassed by the damned detective
aggressive, demands incessant, end up killed by a pig like Stannis brethren
the captain said that he grabbed the weapon
they'll morgue a dude before the morning news
Ran I'm warning you, it's BLM bruh
careful when you rollin through...
Damn they really doing brothers like that?
(DJ DN3)
(Man I wish it wasn't true but you can check the stats man)
I mean, damn they really doing brothers like that?
(Aight get up of this phone I'mma hit u right back)

They heard about the nerdy rap songs and the Capcom
if you're flashed on, livestream
Word aight, peace -

Back on track, straight away so I clear through til of course I see flashing lights through my rear view,

Thought about smooth talk but I'm not gone try

I'm blasting Isaac Hayes hoping that he walk on by

Pulled me over by a gas station, I'm being mad patient, insurance was due, did I make my last payment?

My license and plates are up to date

Maybe you cant tail gate too close in this state

He probably gonna ask about Contra band,

Highway patrol cats can be some monsters man

Porn stashes and corny glasses, flaunting badges, intimidation tactics pray this ain't Gone be tragic

He sitting in the car didn't even come out

He probably waiting thinking imma go and throw gun Out, huh

I think of Alton, and Eric Garner and Sandy Bland

As I'm preparing to exit the mini van, yeah,

There's gonna be a lot of viewers watching

And fewer options

If this cop decides to do some poppin,

It's like I'm tryna set a record

How many times can I be pulled over without getting arrested

It's the ones that tell jokes witcha

Seen ya picture

Then they turn the sirens on to try to get ya

Betcha Ran won't slip,

I stay cool as a fan I know my rights, imma stick to the script

Finally he steps out to come towards me

Hand on his side arm like he about to floor me

I take a deep breath, my license in my hand, straight shook, contemplating going live on Facebook

Keys out the ignition and I'm shaking where I'm sittin, wishing this encounter doesn't end in prison,

Wow now what's the backup for,

All purpose war,thinking put the foot to the floor

I'm not runnin, cause I ain't do nothing

Hold on I think he's finally coming...
Track Name: '94 Again feat. Phill Harmonix (prod by Fresh Kils)
Re-Introducing the Black Nerd cat from illadel

Middle class kid in last place but livin well

Yeah I switch locales but the hood still in me

I look friendly, but go 0 to 60 in a jiffy

You get me? Grew up on Biggie and Nas

Ra's lines leave a crowd paralyzed like Droz,

No shots, but I'm coming from the attitude era

Bathroom passes, cutting classes, droppin acid

Far from Placid, the outcome is tragic,

But pressure make diamonds so we gone make a classic

You know my steelo, the rap keynote

Speaker with the gold voice so you ain't got no choice - but to listen, when I'm spittin

Navi of the alley

Never had a caddy, keep my domepiece nappy

Construction timbs, and champion hoods

Survived the roughest blocks like only a champion could

Uh Lord have mercy Jesus Christ he's just nice he just slice, like he emeril

Shine like emerald

They green wit envy

Fresh kils sent me to set it on MC's

No grief, every body get a piece

The obese nerd rapper from the east

The rap lines - hard to find press rewind if you feelin it,

You still ain't gettin it, what are you an idiot?

Hot damn yo Here we go again

Sound like it's 94 again

And we goin in

Like we seen an opening

Mega Ran fresh kils and you know we gonna win win


Live from Phoenix, Arizona, tag the corner

And off the top rope, Ianding on ya

"Oh Yeah" Like the Macho man, in the past

Got an elbow lined up to snap ya'll in half

I’m going global, from Japan to Germany

They heard of me, my man big Ran, wanted a word from me

You want me over this beat? (Yeah give it the third degree.

So work with me) Assuredly, my style fit it perfectly,

I’m from the land where the sun abundant, from the desert

To the mountain summits, where the falcons plummet

Getting love to let my mouth runnith, over I told ya

Who want it, who ready to die, steady the eye

(Slow down Phil you killing em) I'm building, the skills

To fill, pavilions, this beat, I'm trying to kill it

In an instant, for instance, the inference, I'm spitting

At a speed faster than windsprints, leaving an imprint

Chorus 2x
Track Name: Everyday (feat. Penny The Great and Jermiside) [prod by DJ DN3]

I know how it feel to wake up caked up,

Everything love-ly then suddenly a pay cut

People look at you like it's your fault

Bills don't stop so now you gotta do your part

We Products of tough schools chasing Money and truck jewels, taught that was the only way to bust through

Like these shorties in Virginia, put a couple hollows in ya - leave ya laying by the river just to prove that they was some hittas.

Hit uncle bobby didn't even need to rob em - if they asked he would probably gave his last to anybody

2 families broken, damage irreparable

Hasn't been the same since I doubt that it ever will

Can't help thinking if somebody woulda told em, they were kings and then showed em/

The direction they would go in

Cause GED, wasn't RAN,

PH.d or bust, I was always in

Some kinda summer program in the burbs

Kuhn Day Camp

Props to the parents who try to do all they can

Cuz yo- I said it before and said it again,

The Only real gangsters are in federal pens

Or dead on a whim, it's a game you never can win

pick another vocation to be competitive in

And Catch it if you can like the gingerbread man

Success is always the plan, but man


The struggle is real the struggle is true

Sometimes nobody understands the struggle but you

But we gotta get right

And we gone get by (some how some way some day )

The school that im from not too many people survived
The streets ate them alive too much pride to work a nine to five
The way we came up tho im really not surprised
A lot of Rage in our blood we decendents of a lost tribe
And i can only speak on mines when i tell my story
Had to make a buck fast since i was a shorty
No glory in the struggle but it taught me how to hustle
Be slicker than hair greese and slide up out of trouble
I rather wake up early so i can get a fresh start
Theres no mercy in this world so u gotta have a strong heart
You gotta pay your bills, you gotta feed your kids
u cant make no excuses u just handle biz
Develop mental calus so my thoughts are never weak
Im taking chances with my freedom everyday up on these streets
Some people never understand they life is in a bubble
So ima tell the story of my everyday struggles

Chorus (2x)


too many things that tear my heart, don't know where the start/
try to never spare a dart, so yo lemme share a part/
hard when you glare around and everywhere you stare is dark/
should i leave it unsaid? or everything is fair in art?/
fears of the unknown that hover like a canopy/
how can it be I'm trying but feel I’m failing my family/
whether if I hustle with mics or move mechanically/
all the strife larger than life just like a manatee/
staring at the vanity, I zone/
while fighting with myself to keep my sanity and tighten up my home/
wishing I could maybe brighten, even lighten up dome/
brain clashin like a titan as writing up a poem/
I'm getting paid penny, mistakes I made many/
but still I gave plenty jewels ain't no slave in me/
gotta play to win, when the walls caving in/
gotta fight hard just like a lifeguard saving men/
Track Name: Got A Story To Tell (prod by Fresh Kils)
I kick flows for ya, rip mad shows for ya

Even leave wifey sick Alone at home for ya

Brothers think this that easy life

Homie picture that on the Snapchat,

Then Filter that - it difficult in fact

Lay the game down quite flat

But this day wasn't like that

November a couple months back

These kinda choices that we got make me wanna get Bush back-

I'm messing witchu

The election of the century

I remember like yesterday,

I'm up in Minnesota, THe tour almost over

Ridin through middle America reading these trump signs

Me and Lars laughing like they out they mind, ha...

Turns out,

The team Spent a couple mill

Throw a 5 in front,

Called hilLary Conniving stunt

Y'all ride with Trump

Rather deal with her

Ain't no fear in her

But What about Benghazi huh?

She giggled, thinking she had it in the bag>

Never thinking of the possibility of coming last

Advisors like man you better talk to em

Last debate put a spark to em

Now the scenery is lookin dark to em

But he got heart to em, tape leaking dirty parts to em

All- bad

I'm praying this stops as the date gets closer

Women saying that he groped her

It's getting gross-uh!

Thankfully it's almost a wrap

Worst campaign in history they both fall flat

We on stage just- cool as a fan, mics in hand

Know they won't elect that man

But they can and they will though

Im tryna chill though

Even though these results are looking kinda ill yo

I keep singing all the songs I wrote

Thinking bout most of the homies that I know don't vote,

And how I hustled from the road to get my absentee ballot in

No doubt in my mind this cat won't win

1130 the results looking shaky

Trump winning the west coast we can't escape eem

Same dude who put his name on steaks

Ran a campaign tryna make America great

And they bought it, even lost the popular vote

But got the electoral college man this ain't no joke

"Give him a chance they said"

Discriminating in housing

"Give him a chance they said"

Fake school scammed thousands

"Give him a chance they said"

But his cabinets racist

And this who gone bring us to greatness?


Anyway, I got to move from the screen

Every 3 seconds I'm swearing this is a bad dream ->

Grab the keys to the whip put the merch in as well,

Bring some weed I got a story to tell


Y'all ain't gone believe this man

Remember Donald trump?

The dude from the apprentice?

Caught a stone cold stunner at wrestlemania?

Yooo son is the president b..

yeah man