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1.
Booby Trap 03:01
Its 1999 and something epic just happened A giant spaceship headed for earth crash landed Three quarters of a mile long impact was real strong Systems still in tack but the flight deck was all gone Something must of went wrong the planets in a frenzy now Story too big cant stop it from leaking out Everybody knows and the govt is freaking out Every single country trying to see what all the fuss about The ships about the size of a city so it draws a crowd Every scientist and every engineer is on the ground Study this technology and now its time to rebuild They call it robotech and now its ready for the unviel The space ship super dimension Fortress is what they called it SDF-1 for short recreation flawless We did it a very important step for the human kind We can celebrate we making history pour the wine I woke up to fanfare, streamers and balloons Marching bands, the ceremony will be starting soon I look up, see jets streaming right through the clouds A phenomenal aerial display is going down I finally feast my eyes upon it and its gorgeous The grand reopening of the super dimension fortress Unbeknownst to me and my crew that at that very moment We were attracting the attention of our opponents Nothing like a disaster to put us back into place So when the warp fold penetrates the fabric of space And caused and event that would alter the course of human history Seems we been the butt of the ugliest form of trickery Retreating and leaving behind a deadly weapon A glitch or a everybody’s just asking question But not rick hunter though he’s chill in getting napping in And suddenly something started happening
2.
Enemy Attack 02:51
Battle pods ready in position for attack Heavy damage from the main gun took us off track Now we back on course its time to kill with no remorse the only mission is the ship so let us take it by force We got 4 battle cruisers moving in position It shouldn't take much for us to carry out the mission The micronian fleet never really stood a chance We should take the ship now before we take another blast These tiny humans figured they can use it as a weapon But Can we take it back one piece is the question The protoculture generator has to be in tact Thats the number one reason why we need the ship back And lord Dolza told us that we had to make it happen I imagine if we dont the whole race is in a panic So this the plan we need the ship in one piece Commander Bretai and everybody's been briefed We're behind enemy lines realize vengeance is mine The ship will be retrieved in just a matter of time Evasive maneuvers, engaging with shooters is stupid as is underestimating humans They're more powerful than we ever could have fathomed Deeper strategy is needed We can't just come at em We knew their capabilities when they let off the main gun willingly and leveled the whole facility No time to be contaminated with emotion The missions at hand and our focus cannot be broken I'm hoping you get the message I sure the team is just wreckless Examine their mistakes and I hope that you can correct them Cause failures not an option, Get it Poppin expedient If we can't achieve it believe it that you'll be feelin it Trust me, the punishment is worse than a reprimand Get it right the First time we might not get a 2nd chance Attack, attack, it’s an enemy attack We are highly advanced intellect is unmatched attack attack it’s an enemy attack, Enemy Attack Battle stations at once we must get the ship back We're behind enemy lines realize vengeance is mine The ship will be retrieved in just a matter of time Evasive maneuvers, engaging with shooters is stupid as is underestimating humans They're more powerful than we ever could have fathomed Deeper strategy is needed We can't just come at em We knew their capabilities when they let off the main gun willingly and Leveled the whole facility No time to be contaminated with emotion The missions at hand and our focus cannot be broken I'm hoping you get the message I sure the team is just wreckless Examine their mistakes and I hope that you can correct them Cause failures not an option, Get it Poppin expedient If we can't achieve it believe it that you'll be feelin it Trust me, the punishment is worse than a reprimand Get it right the First time we might not get a 2nd chance Attack, attack, it’s an enemy attack We are highly advanced intellect is unmatched attack attack it’s an enemy attack, Enemy Attack Battle stations at once we must get the ship back Lets see if they understand the principals of war. Will they shatter in defeat or maybe take another form Can they weather storm or maybe match our strength I think i understand ur point we should try to play it safe You give these humans credit even tho tthey cant win But i trust everything u say its looking pretty grim I say we do a small attack and sit back n watch and if they bring the full force we can take it up a notch Give em everything we got make em think we're all spent Then we flip and double back hit em with another shot Till the sdf 1 is back is back with its rightful owners And if we can exterminate the humans it's a bonus Yo it's the zentraedi way more victory by the day No stress no mess no anyone got away Excuses are useless Movement is ruthless Humans are clueless So let's do this
3.
It's been a few years since the battle for the planet A lot of devastation every city every nation We stuck with limitations even poison vegetation We faced extermination but the human race survived And to everyone's surprise we decided to rebuild Put our strength to the test and combine every skill But for people like me u see the mission never stops Skull squadron on patrol and we always on the watch I'm flying over deserts once populated cities The epitome of life man the world was so pretty Now its nothing but a wasteland the water isnt safe man Life flourished on the planet now theres no trace fam Separated from my squad had to make my own rounds Restricted flyzone i see something on the ground I had to take a closer look set my veritech down I cant believe my eyes and tell the people what i found Order out of chaos It comes and it goes Like the Phoenix in the flames Death before growth Rising from the ashes Fires and the clashes Natural disasters The here after Ain’t nothing more we can do These are the reconstruction blues I see Flowers blooming i cant believe my own eyes The planets reconstructing itself what a surprise The zentradi battleships destroyed the whole surface In just a few minutes for one simple purpose The SDF1 was something more than it really seemed A protoculture factory, something from our worst dreams The only power source that the aliens required It landed on our planet like a chariot of fire And unbeknownst to us we decided we decided we can fix it Develop their technology and build our own ships wit We had it all twisted and we sprung the first booby trap And here comes the aliens we had to fight back Now the robotech scrap from the planets greatest battle Covers plains in the fields where the cattle used to graze I feel lost in a maze, and every wrong turn is death Big brother said be brave so ima listen with respect Order out of chaos It comes and it goes Like the Phoenix in the flames Death before growth Rising from the ashes Fires and the clashes Natural disasters The here after Ain’t nothing more we can do These are the reconstruction blues Ain’t nothing more we can do These are the reconstruction blues
4.
I really cant believe it the zentradi wanna talk But do they really want peace cuz every battle is loss I take it as a good sign maybe we can share minds But wut would be the outcome its time to put away the guns and maybe build a little trust And maybe spread a little love but this might be a trap so protection is a must now They put me on a mission i gotta fly out to the messenger Bring him back to the ship so i hop up in my veritech every fighter is equipped The human race is wut i represent I wanna know the message its probably real monumental No signs of aggression threat level went down a little So we only need a few ships me Max 2 others Bring him in the dock quick Its time to make history skull squadron come and follow me Govt Debrief ...I stand before this council as living proof that a treaty's got to be made.. cause so many innocent people and aliens lives have just to got be saved..yeah So We need a tribunal- and if not we will all die sooner, We never heard of protoculture We were only following protocol, sir Secrets in the SDF-1, Zentradi spies, came along for the ride, Much to our surprise, launches an attack In an effort to secure, and get the fortress back We don't even know what we got into Seems peace at this point is impossible Can't fold that's illogical We humans brother and We do what we got to do Hold these truths to be self evident Earth Government chose to misrepresent Told all the people that everyone on macros island was tragically killed That didn't happen for real, We right here to prove it, And continue the movement So Check it... Unfortunately your plea for peace has been rejected So the wars on as expected Because Freedom must be protected
5.
They call us *humanoid Giants, accidents of science Militaristic misfits With a penchant for violence Started in the protoculture Built a republic till the humans swooped in like some vultures After war with the supervision army we soldiers Heard there was strength in numbers so they found a way to clone us, Hold up We like 5 times the height of the micronian people But thru miniaturizing technology we'd be equal- In height, while possessing superior intellect With strength to go toe to toe with armored veritechs Created to subjugate worlds in the game of the masters, any confrontation with us with ends in disaster We are... The zentradi Militant from creation Built for devastation Hell bent on Domination We are The zentradi Intensity we embody Bring and end to my body, We got a million copies It's on.... V2 Super dimension fortress, we fought the humans for it But their defense was flawless We weren't ready for it, But we don't discontinue, surrender at any cost The first Robotech war, Truthfully we never lost A few of ours defected, leaving us unprotected They fired off the cannon Zentradi holocaust But we never forgot, Just developed a plot To pay the humans back, In one powerful shot Without fear or emotion, Then began the erosion, Internal moral corrosion, An implosion, of sorts But will return, To Bring the world to our knees Infest them with disease The first was just a tease We are.... The zentradi Militant from creation Built for devastation Hell bent on Domination We are The zentradi Intensity we embody Bring and end to my body, We got a million copies
6.
Broken Heart 03:22
I got a Broken heart - feeling like a ship thats been blown apart I'm coming back to you cause I know what's smart Got a rolling start heading to the finish where I know it's dark Eternal bleeding from my broken heart I got a Broken heart - open like I’m Napoleon Bonaparte I must surrender now because I know what's smart Got a rolling start heading to the finish where I know it's dark Internal bleeding from my broken heart I'm having issues wit my love life nothing ever seems right Met a girl thats real nice saved her in a battle fight Spent about 2 weeks lost up in the sdf one The last face i wanna see if no one comes But a good thing they came we thank for the resuced You back up in your aunts crib everything is stressful We living in this vessel and eveything has changed A city in a spacse ship we waitin for the day That we can take it back to earth so im puttin in this workq1 Gotta cancel every date so u calling me a jerk You got dreams and ambitions u wanna be a star Be we locked up in this fortress so it makes it really hard But theres a beauty pagent comin up and i guarantee u win Ill be sitting in the front row u know i cant miss Catch a glimpse of all that beauty that swim suit and that booty I get up to the stadium they callin me for duty Damn I got a Broken heart - feeling like a ship thats been blown apart I'm coming back to you cause I know what's smart Got a rolling start heading to the finish where I know it's dark Eternal bleeding from my broken heart I got a Broken heart - open like I’m Napoleon Bonaparte I must surrender now because I know what's smart Got a rolling start heading to the finish where I know it's dark Internal bleeding from my broken heart My brother you Think that's its love you got to be mistaken I ain't hatin, I'm just saying that you young man be patient Got your whole life ahead, I remember at that age We in two separate books let alone a different page What we have is a dilemma like Nelly and Kelly's song I know what you are feeling and though it seems very strong I'm a double ace pilot so I can be understanding But a quick takeoff don't guarantee a smooth landing I led the flying circus, and we'd Pull off sick stunts Then I lost a couple wingmen, like 5 in 6 months They reassigned me twice, yet I took it like a champ, In Ontario I met her, the lovely Claudia grant She hates when we're at war, and loves me when I'm home, So after my final skirmish I didn't spend it alone Arrived in time for dinner so I kept it nice and calm Embraced her one final time to expire in her arms I got a Broken heart - feeling like a ship thats been blown apart I'm coming back to you cause I know what's smart Got a rolling start heading to the finish where I know it's dark Eternal bleeding from my broken heart I got a Broken heart - open like I’m Napoleon Bonaparte I must surrender now because I know what's smart Got a rolling start heading to the finish where I know it's dark Internal bleeding from my broken heart
7.
Private Time 02:35
Our new home and new city is the sdf1 A population full of people living life on the run We stuck in outer space stranded no hope to return So how to maintain and survive is something we had learn Everyday's a different battle so we practice for emergencies Soliders full of battle wounds we prep them all for surgery They say we cant return because the aliens will follow To never see my home again is a hard pill to swallow Population over grow and people start to reproduce Protection of the human race is something that we cant refuse Follow rules and stay alive is the mission every day U compromise the rules and people die from your mistakes So i stay on point and do my job and listen to the captain talk Looking for some hope i can feel it every battle fought All we want is peace gotta try and keep an open mind Maybe get sum rest take a break for some private time Private Time Private Time Private Time Imma Need some private time. Private Time Private Time Private Time Imma Need some private time Robotech Private time lyrics This is my life and times, trapped upon a ship with no chance of return Bridges were burned and unfortunately answers were earned The plan was private time, but every single solitary time I'm tryin to handle mine, it seems as if There's a sign, Watch your step, it’s explosive as landmines Cause it seems that peace in my time is obsolete like landlines No one can hear you scream in space It’s like a room in the dark But I can smell it like Perfume on a scarf I Can't even believe the truth, It’s hard to find like Yeezy Boosts On Veritechs I’m breezin through Won’t kill without a reason to Im on edge, like Lita no Matt Hardy between us Last chance no leaders my sanity is deleted Rise like a phoenix, through the flames, Through the games, so I know it’s not a lie when they say you have changed My captains looking calm but I can't see inside his mind, I'm searching low and high to find a little bit of private time
8.
Here we go again man we under attack The space fold went bad and now we fell for the trap A short time to react the main gun is in tact An upgraded veritech now im ready to scrap The only people who can stop the Zentradi is us Man the skull squadrin is the only people i trust To win the war is a must and every fight is a rush A fleet of battle pods comming man its gonna get rough Max stay up in position ima switch it up to battloid Macross city poopulation is all paranoid Locking on a target in the middle of a dog fight Letting off the cannon when i gotem in the cross sites Give them all a frostbite leave them all stiff The main gun is ready take it back to the ship But now i think im losing power yo i took a few hits And if i make it out this battle ill be pumping my fist SDF-1, shoot the main gun We got em off balance now they on the run Earth defense force tell me where u at Captain gave the order lay em all flat I can see the evil, I can see the pain up in my people I don’t think about it, but I gotta find a way to free you Thinking of my brother and the fact that I can’t even see you Sometimes we peaceful But now we lethal Tearing up the battle zone Lighting up the shadow drones Swoop through the catacombs Shut it down, daddy’s home This is not a drill Live rounds gotta kill No kinda chill Got a death note signed and sealed In the space fold bogeys by the caseload Prisoners we take those Way out, there Ain’t no In defense of the super dimension Movement ascending Dudes Think we do it for attention Skull squadron we bombing No other options Take caution When flushing out the toxins Attack pattern delta Jet fuel make em swelter Melt ya, this is Helter skelter They scattering like roaches When the threat approaches Bit off more than they can chew Straight overdosing This is what the crew can do when we’re controlled and focused Extreme prejudice, eradicate with no emotion Zero gravity, granted em zero amnesty Zentraedi we crush em, but luckily zero casualties Man the Battle stations We in the latter stages But don’t stop till you hear Congratulations SDF-1, shoot the main gun We got em off balance now they on the run Earth defense force tell me where u at Captain gave the order lay em all flat I can see the evil, I can see the pain up in my people I don’t think about it, but I gotta find a way to free you Thinking of my brother and the fact that I can’t even see you Sometimes we peaceful But now we lethal
9.

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WHAT IS PROTOCULTURE SEASON?!?!
A hip-hop tribute to perhaps the most influential anime series ever; Macross (aka Robotech).

"Protoculture Season" takes you through the most exciting, intense and emotional moments of the ROBOTECH series' first season through masterful storytelling by Penny and Ran, over spectacular beats by Slopfunkdust.

Even if you don't know the show, with transforming robots, a love triangle and daring aerial dogfights, there's something for everyone. The album's 8 tracks will immerse and entertain at the highest level, bringing you right into the world of Robotechnology. 

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released August 5, 2022

Written by Mega Ran and Penny The Great - twitter.com/megaran | instagram.com/pennythagreat
All Production by SlopFunkDust - www.instagram.com/slopfunkdust/
Mixed by Michael "Bag of Tricks Cat" Gamarano at HKS Studios, Phoenix, AZ www.instagram.com/bagoftrickscat
Mastered by The Jokerr at The Jokerr's Lair, Los Angeles, CA www.instagram.com/thejokerrslegacy/
Artwork by Dump La Rock www.instagram.com/dumplarock
Artwork for vinyl by Daniel Hill of Danji's Designs www.instagram.com/danjisdesigns

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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.”

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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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