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tsujin A very amazing album. Many tracks speaking directly from the Artist's heart. I also like the reconciliation between his two different personalities - Random and Mega Ran and showing why he must proceed as MegaRan. Favorite track: Infinite Lives (feat. D&D Sluggers, beat by Marcus Banks).
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A'Maya Ettien I am a new listener to Mega Ran, and love this album. It is fire af. Favorite track: Mackerel Sky (feat. RoQy TyRaiD, beat by AF THE NAYSAYER, cuts by DJ MoNiklz).
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Loud Tristero Great stories in RNDM's rap! But my favorite is the diss track about how OP he and his team are. Favorite track: O.P. (feat. Richie Branson and Storyville, beat by Lost Perception).
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1.
Northwest Philadelphia born and raised but the transient spirit wouldn’t allow me to stay still have dreams that I can return one day with a Grammy and a full ticker tape parade with blue streamers, and wise words for the dreamers who heard us making plans and chose to believe us feel like Ryu at the ending of Street Fighter 2 keep it pushing, cause i did the best that I could do all you can, for the movement but the further you get it’s just more confusing. Feel like we had it on lock back in 06, now the old dogs stilll expect the old tricks music’s the only thing you can’t grow with I think about where I’ll be when I pass away a solo act like Tom Hanks in cast away Hemmingway, meets Hardaway and Hathaway throw the past away, and wake up and smash the day shift my speed into hyper trying to hit the target i hold my breath and squeeze like a sniper we finally made it, i got me a spot on Billboard checked my Bank account yesterday, still poor they say you got the life most rappers would kill for working 16 hour days and yet I’m still bored I put a rock on my lady hand 200 days after I told Kyle he was a crazy man but when I got that feeling I started making plans I’ll probably never ever forget how that day began hand shaking right now even thinking bout it but when you know you know it, you aint gotta think about it they stream the shows now so the venues ain’t as crowded but we’re thinkers, we just gotta find a way around it but how’s an artist supposed to pull rent when Spotify can’t even give him a full cent now i point the mic at the fans and they know the songs a beautiful feeling i fought for, for so long now my name gets bigger on the party fliers which means i get to play when everybody’s tired another year, new steps, new promenade rest assured that it’s honest as long as I’m involved so here I am, still doing my thang thang, same as it ever was, its just a name change
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We all die. But the goal isn't to live forever, but to create something that will. CHORUS Infinite Lives..Infinite Lives never say never, we're gonna live forever Infinite Lives...Infinite Lives never say never we're gonna live forever I heard you only live once, well ima disagree, Cause you can live forever and forever doesn't cease, Live through your creations and the people that you teach So I Live through my music, eternally through the beats First email says I'm diggin that verse Next 4 emails im missing that merch They say you can't take it with you and so I never intended to, before my last interview This is the gift I'm sending you D&D SLUGGERS: Never gonna die..no we're never gonna die You can hear my words in this song...it'll play on after I'm gone Never gonna die..no we're never gonna die You can hear my words in this song...it'll play on after I'm long gone VERSE 2 Heard you only live once, that's cool I suppose, but you can live forever through the songs you compose, Experiences you share, the highs and the lows, Experimentation with flows cause god knows, She learned more about life from Pac's posthumous works Than she ever could've got in a church, Is that wrong? Living for that song, Learning from that lyric and steering others from wrong, We living off love so, never needing a meal, Full from the enlightenment and the warmth that we feel It's ill Overflow of emotion from chillin chasin the girls To float in over the oceans And maybe changing the world First 2 emails like hey that's tight Next few emails you change my life So even if I expire and people call it untimely, All you gotta do is rewind me, cuz I've got CHORUS Infinite Lives..Infinite Lives never say never, we're gonna live forever Infinite Lives...Infinite Lives never say never we're gonna live forever Heard you only live once, Well I beg to differ Cause you can live forever through the feelings U deliver From the first raindrop to the rush of a mighty river, I give ya, The bigger picture the split ya and leave a fissure An opening full of hoping, That's smoldering like a cauldron, Proceeding with caution will never fill up your garden, pardon- for everybody who doubted and left my memories clouded *I decided instead of complaints I'd Do something about it Forever isn't a time it's a place or a state of mind, No they never just gave me mine, I I elected to Stay behind Cuz there's deeds I need done, Pages I haven't filled Places I haven't been to, and Stages I haven't killed There's lives I haven't touched words I need to say, Tell me Who needs forever When our forever's today If I die it's right on time It's meant to be this way Now Tell me who needs forever , our forever's today, come on CHORUS Infinite Lives..Infinite Lives never say never, we're gonna live forever Infinite Lives...Infinite Lives never say never we're gonna live forever Never gonna die..no we're never gonna die You can hear my words in this song...it'll play on after I'm gone Never gonna die..no we're never gonna die You can hear my words in this song...it'll play on after I'm long gone
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He Had a dream it would rise up and elevate, Pictured a day that we all got to celebrate, And by creating a term, he was spawning a movement of rappers who waited their turn To speak about being outcasts and coding and things Rather than controlling a lane The flow was insane My homies assumed it wasn't real, Then they were blown away by the brothers skill This wasn't parody And every word was emoted with an astounding level on clarity And then the documentary- It wasn't all complimentary I felt a kindred kinda energy So Colorful and lovable Made our own skin feel so comfortable Nerdcore rose up, and that's wonderful We all owe it to the MC who Fronts the most CHORUS I want it all.. Put my name up on the wall in the hall of fame But the time I'm done here the whole world gone know the name Rushmore... put me up on Rushmore... Till I'm up on Rushmore with the ones who changed the game Verse 2 A chance meeting with an animator, would turn a mild mannered comic to a major player Yeah, Quick witted with a distinctive voice, now the networks have made him their choice a recurring character on a hit show No more struggle now it's time to get dough Took on the road, to sold out shows Fanbase grows, highs then lows, He read a negative tweet Kicked the kid out the club instead of letting it be, This could've killed his career But thanks to dedicated audiences he still here Respect Deserves a lot more than he gets He brought a certain former teacher on tour when he quit For the talent and overcoming the challenge, mc, you hall of fame, first ballot No doubt about it CHORUS I want it all.. Put my name up on the wall in the hall of fame But the time I'm done here the whole world gone know the name Rushmore... put me up on Rushmore... Till I'm up on Rushmore with the ones who changed the game Verse 3 Stanford grad with a gift of gab Bred in Punk rock but decided to hit the lab And spit some raps-- about literature classics, With commercial appeal When it hit it was massive A bundle of energy on or off stage, And it isn't an act, he's on one all day Complex with mad flows and concepts Nerd rap was making some progress We even rocked a world tour 50 dates, but I'm unsure which one of us learned more Picked up my freestyle bit, But everybody does it, who could call a freestyle bit, True Player for real, no doubt he got hits, And it wouldn't surprise me a bit if he got rich Post punk laptop to lit hop it's hip hop unquestionably He earned his spot CHORUS I want it all.. Put my name up on the wall in the hall of fame But the time I'm done here the whole world gone know the name Rushmore... put me up on Rushmore... Till I'm up on Rushmore with the ones who changed the game
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Yo there’s a party going on the east side call up the peeps get the car washed and we ride cuz everybody’s gonna make it all the shakers and movers the illest DJs too so dust off all your maneuvers and Imma probably need to iron my shirt for this use my shoes i reserve for church for this gonna socialize till we suffocate each a bunch of stuff I hate, then be ask for another plate maybe get asked what I do for a living tell em I rap, so they can produce me a rhythm and make me rhyme on the spot, My favorite activity yay! festivities....the captivity they’ll tell a bunch of jokes, I’ll pretend to enjoy and i’ll be stuck in conversations that’d tend to avoid sounds great, so I sigh and grab my coat, the new book tat I’m reading and I prepare to go... about to turn off the lights and hit the TV when across my screen, yo, what do I see? Netflix ad, Daredevil’s out , the full season this is pleasing... I don't think I'm leaving.
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(CHORUS) I got my game face on, Usually I don't take this long But I'm on a mission To make this song your favorite song The song you can't turn off There's no escaping from I'm on a mission To make this song your favorite song (4x) I could hear it in an apple commercial The hip stock firm or home loans Even a sick animal montage But I been struggling with this for so long I want something that'll make you wanna reminisce Repeatable with very little lyrics in it Something that lovers can kiss in the rain to In slow mo, with angles that'll capture the human spirit The soundtrack to the newest startup the First song you play in your car or truck The kind that'll keep royalties comin when I'm hard up, broke falling into hard luck The kinda track you hear in public restrooms The track white girls get dressed to The kinda song that'll make old people tell me "I don't listen to no other rappers, just you" CHORUS 4x I wanna make the 2015 "Happy," Be the rap game Carly Rae Jepsen, Sports center top 10 on ESPN Saturday Night Live doing impressions Make Starbucks wanna carry me Make total strangers wanna marry me Make Clear channel start adding me Make Weird al wanna parody A song that the hipsters hate When they discuss it they always pontificate And say it isn't as good-as it indicates But when it come on they always participate And all the critics just diss me and instigate, While I'm Paris just chillin' like *this is great* So if you think that your movie could handle it Do me a favor: and get at my management yeah (CHORUS 4X)
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..an old friend? Okay, let him in. R- let him in. Verse One (Random) Hello Mega Ran, I know it's a surprise, It's been a little while, what a sight for sore eyes, Before you hit the stage I just wanted to say congrats, Cuz you've cashed in on your passion and I'm really proud of that - Newspapers websites adorn you with awards And I can hardly keep up man you're always on a tour You know, it's really awesome man, how everybody loves you And to think you almost quit, now look what it's come to, While most indie rappers struggle, you make it look so simple, Dope rhymes indeed but 8 bit instrumentals were the kicker Remember when we polly'd it on the block And you said you'd never change, no matter how awesome it got Well I couldn't help but notice you don't talk about those moments If I didn't know any better I'd think you had disowned it I was your biggest proponent, but you probably think I'm jealous, Cause you're too busy being a star to kick it with the fellas, You should be out in Ferguson speaking against injustice, But it seems you got better things to do than to discuss it, I wouldn't be a true friend if I didn't point it out. Used to chalk it up to youth but I'm just disappointed now. You said you'd come back for me, that musta been a lie, So I came to holler at you and give a final goodbye Nothing personal bro, I still consider you a friend But we're way too different, so you'll never see me again Chorus (Edy Blu) No one but me can see my face, In the shadows to the light, my saving grace No one but me can see my face Out the shadows to the light my saving grace Verse 2 (Mega Ran) Listen, as you said it's been a while since we last chatted And in that period Id say whole lot has happened I've been across seas, gained a little recognition I wish we could roll together but you just would never listen You were about the spitting and trying to make a difference And I was too, but how was I to make a living I watched you spend 11 months making the first record Rehearsing and perfecting it hoping to be respected but ultimately neglected press outlets, you were starting to doubt it, I recovered the fumble and did something about it 8 years later I thought the remixes would move you But I was truly saddened they didn't meet your approval, And I apologize for not standing on social issues and not blowing the whistle on all these corrupt officials But I'm the escape, my music can help them get through And if you going for good then Im seriously gonna miss you But you don't understand the pressure and the demands, It was easy as Random it's hard as Mega Ran, And what's the joy in being the broke dude who kept it real, Can't change the community when you can't pay your bills But I promise to make sure they see a piece of you Cause you're the inspiration in every single piece I do But if this isn't pleasing you to see me live my dreams, Then maybe we weren't quite as close as it used to seem nah mean? Chorus No one but me can see my face, In the shadows to the light, my saving grace No one but me can see my face Out the shadows to the light my saving grace (adlibs out)
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Spark the match, then ya arch ya back heat rocks cause deep shock, heart attacks make amends, take it in like a starving pup when the dealer waves is hand and the card is plucked double down on the Ace and 8's don't tempt fate put the crown on the stage and wait, it's in place for the luminous if you insist, I'm feel in numinous who is this, you in this? That makes two of us free will, remember that speed kills i come for the cheap thrills and stay for the refills wait til the beat build - then i conquer it too I'm on 12th and maple where the monsters are due wit a MagLight flashlight partially charged and a scar i caught facing a larceny charge terror in the sky guess it's odd being God When it's over ask him is it always this hard CHORUS At the end of the day when my sun sets west, and my clock slows down to a crawl Ain't no battery charger, that'll recharge ya that day, you have to miss that call Shame that the so called experts look like fools when the market is passing them by Meanwhile all the believers appalled at egregious acts under the mackerel sky --- go Go Go Mackerel sky..go. I am Chance Bordreaux in the 5th ward, i implore you can see the light like french doors get sent for equal opportunity impunity, soon to be a melee cause i'll never let you ruin me four-flushers at the labels wanna bleed me dry A pretty penny, wooden nickel and measly dime A politician pays a psychic to read his mind I bet it's dirtier than three six lines Tell, Would you trade capital for a bit of the power Or your soul for 40+ Billable hours you can make that at bike week with a camcorder Worldstar toss the baby with the bath water The threat is just so Incredulous Get ready set Thought I had plenty left just wasn't ready yet Keep slow, you know how that greed go Cause it's done--Where we go, we don't need roads CHORUS At the end of the day when my sun sets west, and my clock slows down to a crawl Ain't no battery charger, that'll recharge ya that day, you have to miss that call Shame that the so called experts look like fools when the market is passing them by Meanwhile all the believers appalled at egregious acts under the mackerel sky --- go Go Go Mackerel sky..go. Verse 3 (RoQy TyRaiD) Big faces on projectors, the crowd how they bow for respect like thou art endowed to protect us astound and perplexes the crowd that enshrouds its intentions somehow is endowed with protection youtube's like a yellow brick road better tip toe, hella precious info ignorant brothers with dreams thinking you run with the team a stringless puppet, just some monkeys with wings off the shelf you fly, propelled to new heights cause of wax, icarus fell from the sky, such are facts light embrace it, time it changes no hiding place for karma's primal nature corporate attempts to destroy ya, life's like chess and pawns are inherently royal, so miss this guy with your minstrel rhymes under the Mackerel Sky there's bigger fish to fry let's go CHORUS At the end of the day when my sun sets west, and my clock slows down to a crawl Ain't no battery charger, that'll recharge ya that day, you have to miss that call Shame that the so called experts look like fools when the market is passing them by Meanwhile all the believers appalled at egregious acts under the mackerel sky --- go Go Go Mackerel sky..go.
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I dont stand around acting tough Record labels still wanna snatch me up like jacks and stuff, everybody mad cuz they passed em up i don’t ask for much maybe a sound system that’s adequate im attacking it, so ravenous So passionate it's no accident these boys gassed up like they flatulent, need a maalox cause they ain’t hot, got the game locked and i can’t stop, like a car with the brakes popped at a club playing K-pop in a tank top, they repackaged like they work for game stop, can’t box so they flail they lungs, tuck tail and run like cowards do my power overload scouters - last measurement was over 9000 housin, like realtors for real bruh, keep ya head down and your shield up don’t worry whatever don’t kill ya is just exp that you gone build up and I’m maxed out on Critical Amp rappers claim they gone get it but can’t wake up and apologize if you ever dream about hitting the champ CHORUS (Storyville) Up and down your timeline there I go again See em hating on my reign wonder when it's gonna end I hear you making noise but you just not there Wanna take me out the game Cause it's just not fair Boy I'm OP, OP none of these rappers can hold me I'm OP, OP Got the codes from the OGs I'm OP, OP None of these rappers can hold me I'm OP, too OP That's Over Powered Over Powered. I’m Heimerdinger in LoL, I’m Michael Jordan in 96 rappers getting over, cuz someone told them BARS is just rhyming quick I took the oath and i honor it, confident without consequence dominant on my continent I’m like God Shammgod at Providence and I’m Superman in Injustice, im Alex Mercer in Prototype overhyped, you know the type, cup the head when they hold the mic so i snatch that from a rap act, kick wack raps and attack that, like a soldier do tell ya dad that, you a sad sack, and you shan’t rap and to smack that cat who told you to …and i don’t play well with others that is unless its my brothers.. Guild, and I don’t mean Felicia Day and we keep it fresh like easter day we take the mic and play keep away Rep myself and still beat the case cuz I’m hungry like i aint eat today, and you looking like a big piece of steak well as you can see, it's unlikely that I'm hungry right now, but you know. CHORUS (Storyville) Up and down your timeline there I go again See em hating on my reign wonder when it's gonna end I hear you making noise but you just not there Wanna take me out the game Cause it's just not fair Boy I'm OP, OP none of these rappers can hold me I'm OP, OP Got the codes from the OGs I'm OP, OP None of these rappers can hold me I'm OP, too OP That's Over Powered Over Powered. Verse 3 (Richie Branson) You are not up on my level I'm overpowered in the game like Kazya the devil yo we runnin' through them trenches like we mobbin' with them rebels Super Sonic on that Sega emeralds all up in my bezel every flow I spit is sure to knock your block off like an Eddy Gordo kick or a shot from OddJob got that flame like Molotov, dont you disrespect the boss unless you feelin' like Aerith trying to step to Sephiroth look I'm lancelot with that lightsaber, never used to have a lot of dry haters til I canceled off of that hiatus like *unknown spelling* in that time chamber see I'm at the top like Abdul-Jabbar Sky hook, 85 Lakers I'm too far, you can't touch the heels even if you had a squad full of White Mages CHORUS (Storyville) Up and down your timeline there I go again See em hating on my reign wonder when it's gonna end I hear you making noise but you just not there Wanna take me out the game Cause it's just not fair Boy I'm OP, OP none of these rappers can hold me I'm OP, OP Got the codes from the OGs I'm OP, OP None of these rappers can hold me I'm OP, too OP That's Over Powered Over Powered.
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here we go again.. Here we go again! (female) one more time, one more time one more, one more, one more time... (2x) Verse 1 Ha. i went to comic con in 07 (that's crazy) and everybody laughed at me (that's crazy) i went to comic con last week (that's crazy) same fools was in line right in back of me (that's crazy) I started rapping bout my favorite games (that's crazy) everybody said that wasn’t real rap (that's crazy) Now we rockin at the concerts (that's crazy) all the homies talking bout they feelin' that (that's crazy) (that's crazy) people be like I’m a gamer too! (that's crazy) I be like what yo, what you playing dog? (that's crazy) they be like madden and call of duty! (that's crazy) I be like that aint quite the same dog... (that's crazy) I quit my job back in 2011 (that's crazy) I been blessed a full time rapper since (that's crazy) now I pay a grip in taxeeeeeeees (that's crazy) and i really miss my benefits Pre-Chorus: Life is so crazy I never imagined the day it would be like this You can make all of the plans that you wanna but G-O-D you know that he got his, Chorus He laughin at ya, you know he laughin at ya yup, he laughin at ya, you know he laughin at ya (4x) I used to tell my students never quit, (that's crazy) Their perseverance, it inspires me, (that's crazy) So my principal told my students that I quit... (that's crazy) When in actuality they them bastards fired me (that's crazy) My ex girl told me to get serious (that's crazy) And stop chasing stupid rap fantasies. , (that's crazy) So that's same the day I got serious (that's crazy) That was the end of her and me (that's crazy) My momma told me to go back to school (that's crazy) Be respected as a professional (that's crazy) I called my old advisor for some guidance (that's crazy) He doing network marketing and SEOOOOOOOO Pre-Chorus: Life is so crazy I never imagined the day it would be like this You can make all of the plans that you wanna but G-O-D you know that he got his, Chorus He laughin at ya, you know he laughin at ya yup, he laughin at ya, you know he laughin at ya (4x)
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step inside of my office, about the size a new york apartment Doctor Jarbo, not Jarvis, my mother’s name is doris got my Wu-Tang records on the wall but 3 degrees to dwarf it soundtrack is NPR had a crush on audie cornish I do orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics and surgery and today only, take 10% off cause its my anniversary am i a rapper? that’s a odd query, cause I am a rap listener but i spend my days in my choice of trade which is oral health practitioner dentist, to the layman - or a DDS cuz my DAT’s were outstanding, its demanding, 8 years of school and still standing got them weekly readers on deck, or the new york times for the older folks used to keep some Jet magazines but Page 43, kept going ghost and I don’t play games with that nitrous, my practice here is most righteous yet if i was a musician, I’d probably go out like Linus How’d I pick this profession? it seemed it came so easily, most children they fear the dentist, but my visits went pleasingly So here I am CHORUS you look so familiar but I can’t figure out why i think that i recognize ya, don’t know what its about it’s like a parallel existence, but i know that’s fiction or is it… or is it.. (Open Mike Eagle) Step inside of my office I heard you lost it your teacher said you been talking and the lunchroom monitor saw you dumping your sausage man get off it you acting out like you don't know what this is costing I'm trying to be cool and rap with you but you lose your privileges often you say you trying but I can't tell cause you ain't in class by the late bell and I'm only gone freestyle with the students that act right and behave well and you know this.. you have all the control focusing on your goals and you too old... trying to ask me about rapping to some students it's an outlet and to others it's a distraction it all depends on how you be acting did you finish your application? cause rap for me was a passion but the path is graduation be cool... CHORUS you look so familiar but I can’t figure out why i think that i recognize ya, don’t know what its about it’s like a parallel existence, but i know that’s fiction or is it… or is it..
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Verse 1 No Child Left Behind means more teachers booted another great idea poorly executed they wonder why I bounced and decided to make music empty promises came but I knew not to hold them to it wonder why the 100th day's a holiday? cause up to that day the state has still gotta pay and after that day problem kids are expelled the first step to jail, your system has failed. don't get me started on the cultural bias selling lies to the students, teachers hoping you buy it can't tell em that the principal you love so much could give a damn if you succeed, long as funds go up and now the best teachers want to be administrators hard to fight the power when you don't know what's for dinner later charter schools bring in kids on the 3rd strike with more mileage than the turnpike but everyone can learn, right? CHORUS (Elle Winston) You lied... rewrite my story you tried... and I'm crawling in the dark cause the truth I can't find I wish I may I wish I wish I might but I'm tired of your lies. Verse 2 they say that those who can't do will teach it and you can't teach it if you don't believe it and if you don't love it then you should leave it and finally, you can't stay if you can't keep a secret hrad to excavate to find the facts on the diaspora they'll have you denying Egypt's even in Africa literal rewrite of history, they printing lies And if you criticize, that's when you're ostracized diluted and mythologized white washed and homogenized, I feel like i should apologize cause I was part of it although i hated all of it plausible deniability's what they calling it history is written by the victors and you gotta break the frame sometimes to get the bigger picture they confuse correctness with political correctness subconsciously these methods will belittle your perspective you go through life believing that you're subordinate twisting facts like contortionists, and this is the argument tell the legislators we need a new ordinance the numbers are important their terribly disproportionate Columbus' journey still in my text, huh? we know it's a farce, no hurry to make corrections We gotta raise these kids right, protect them get it right the first time, we might not get a next one. CHORUS (Elle Winston) You lied... rewrite my story you tried... and I'm crawling in the dark cause the truth I can't find I wish I may I wish I wish I might but I'm tired of your lies.
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You see the great thing about this land is that you can be whatever you please whatever you do, whatever you need the world is your oyster, take it from me a couple of pointers real quick people will join ya just to exploit ya, what a spoiler to deal with most of your victories will be Pyrric and if you’re anything like your old dad you gone grab a pen and notepad and jot down, what you got now just to compensate for what you don’t have man, that’s as good a toe tag, let me explain this treacherous game, I pray every day that you don’t have the inherent desire to go rap all the pressure you feel from your homies pain of watching them fade slowly and your heroes transform to competition family mad you aint rockin with em advertising all you do to get tours critics saying you should do a bit more significant others secretly wishing you fail while cheering for you to get yours but hard times can’t last I’m just looking out of stained glass half empty, i hustled all my life and I aint tryna raise a Dame Dash, save some beans then chase the dream stray from the chicanery storms will come you change the scene learn the game from A to Z a poet CHORUS I gotta tell you this now, cause when i was young i wasn’t told all the things that you want during childhood aren’t best for you when you’re old The grief stricken and the stoic, the constantly misquoted you’ll never know true satisfaction if you decide to be a poet, a poet. I recall back when i was 19 dating the girl that i thought I would wed couldn't get her touches out of my head till the day that on my heart she would tread a couple of years my senior, shorty even had a little son I loved him like he was my own, made a house a home to put it short i was sprung my momma thought I was an idiot, just for falling for a fast girl so on the day she stopped calling the crib it hurt me like a hundred hammer curls Sat up in my room sulking, wishing i wasn’t so open even used my last bus token to go to visit her crib in Logan sat on her steps till she walked up - told me she came from the doctor she had just an abortion, and she didn’t want me to stop her I had my whole life ahead of me, she didn’t wanna complicate that i didn’t really know what to say to her, I just had to take that. cause what would i do, drop out of school, to raise a baby when I’m one i wanted to say it but deep down, the words just couldn’t be found so if you do get a chance, don’t sway a sister or brothers dream show em the whole palate, but let the child choose a color scheme CHORUS I gotta tell you this now, cause when i was young i wasn’t told all the things that you want during childhood aren’t best for you when you’re old The grief stricken and the stoic, the constantly misquoted you’ll never know true satisfaction if you decide to be a poet, a poet. Tiny bit of humanity, Blessed with your mother’s face, And cursed with your father’s mind. I say cursed with your father’s mind, Because you can lie so long and so quietly on your back, Playing with the dimpled big toe of your left foot, And looking away, Through the ceiling of the room, and beyond. Can it be that already you are thinking of being a poet? Why don’t you kick and howl, And make the neighbors talk about “That damned baby next door,” And make up your mind forthwith To grow up and be a banker Or a politician or some other sort of go-getter Or—?—whatever you decide upon, Rid yourself of these incipient thoughts About being a poet. For poets no longer are makers of songs, Chanters of the gold and purple harvest, Sayers of the glories of earth and sky, Of the sweet pain of love And the keen joy of living; No longer dreamers of the essential dreams, And interpreters of the eternal truth, Through the eternal beauty. Poets these days are unfortunate fellows. Baffled in trying to say old things in a new way Or new things in an old language, They talk abracadabra In an unknown tongue, Each one fashioning for himself A wordy world of shadow problems, And as a self-imagined Atlas, Struggling under it with puny legs and arms, Groaning out incoherent complaints at his load. My son, this is no time nor place for a poet; Grow up and join the big, busy crowd That scrambles for what it thinks it wants Out of this old world which is—as it is— And, probably, will be. Take the advice of a father who knows: You cannot begin too young You cannot begin too young Not to be a poet. -James Weldon Johnson
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I once was king, the ruler of all things, Biggest tree in the forest, last man in the ring Made my home in the wilderness Where survival was hell The place where the most savage of creatures would choose to dwell And here, there was a cavern next to where I resided And No one for many centuries had been up inside it The legend said it contained such unspeakable horrors But if you got through it, then your life would change for the better A place with the softest soil and the balmiest weather, Totally uninhabited, it'd be yours forever So on One autumn day I decided I would try it Stared at the cavern's mouth and then bravely I stepped inside it I conquered every trap, and vanquished every beast Leapt over every chasm and after A couple weeks I Fought my way through the darkness, and finally I saw a light Exited to a land that would truly alter my life Verse 2 Boy meets world, it's nothing like I imagined it, Everything I've wanted Untarnished and uninhabited In a few days I was cured of my every sickness The skies are a hue that Id honestly never witnessed, Built a home, planted crops, literally I'm the man Took my place as sole controller of all the land But man it gets lonely, wish that I had my friends, They were on different paths, I'd never see them again, Wanted badly for them to witness this paradise, But for me to go back for them would be surely risking my life, So I thought of a way, plans began to deploy, Decided instead of building I would need to destroy The cavern that separated us somehow had to open Let there be light can't shine if my circle is broken So I made a decision that might've altered my fate, Opened the floodgates and now everybody escaped Verse 3 The first days in paradise were absolute bliss, Never knew humans were able to prosper like this, With No restrictions everyone was invited But of course that would eventually come back to bite us, Everyone's can't be trusted I knew somebody would try us, It was someone I knew, who just couldn't keep a promise, Told us that he was loyal, turned out he wasn't honest, That's when I decided, we needed some kinda laws Everyone disagreed, they told me to get lost, No judge no jury no kinda Probable cause And Then their very first group decision was made And it was that I should leave town, effective today So I walked to the mouth of the cavern that I braved, So that everyone could enjoy what they have here today.. Turned my back and I moved Learned a valuable lesson The very thing I destroyed was my only source of protection
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George Bernard Shaw says: “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” CHORUS It's just a normal case of mis communication We just got our wires crossed It's just a normal case of miscommunication I don't know how we got lost 2x Verse One It's like those games we played as lads An individual whispers in your ear and you pass The secret , and by the time the game concludes Everyone involved is utterly confused I mistook your friendly glances As intimations you were giving me chances And it, was my lucky day, You gave me play and I knew what to say And that's such a rarity that it's scaring me you sat near to me And started talkin And I in visioned us walkin Down the aisle but that there is straight stalkin, I keep my mouth shut and just stare, you think it's weird but I don't really care, I'm tired of playing these games, Let me know if you feel the same, CHORUS 2X Verse Two Tell me if this scenario rings a bell, You're textin her everything's swimmingly well, Until ya hit caps lock by accident, And weird things start happening, She like, darling, why you screaming, What's the meaning, I'm cant even, It's seeming we in for a misdirection Now it's outta hand like interceptions, Tone of voice can't be read in a text I'd rather get on the phone instead and get it correct It's a matter of convenience, vs  respect, Cuz if there's a problem I'll address you direct, Thought I was mad, cause I ain't use a period, a period... You serious? I'm workin' over time and you tripping cuz I used the wrong emoticon oh my god! CHORUS 2X
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(song plays) (countdown) Verse 1- Mega Ran The situation is snafu'd an alien race done kidnapped my rap crew, To get em back, I got permission to do what I have to The year is 2300, i hunt Kaiju who don't wanna be hunted, stick long swords in the stomach, I'm a robeast, roll deep on yo street at a slow creep And throw heat at Those who oppose me, The intergalactic champ- brandishing weapons through a narrow spectrum all of my recon is dead I reckon- we all in, I was crestfallen by what happened in New New Orleans - a foreign alien ordinance is coming for it, Ayo they say they gone drop the bomb, Looks like a job for Mega Ran and Dr. Octagon (Kool Keith) Doctor reppin' choose any weapon catch a space chick pregnant my Nassau flight aerodynamic adventure Ultraman spectacular, giant aliens destroying monsters like lobsters colossal region, I'm on the ship on the weekend asteroid glide.. she show her cleavage, I scoop her in the galaxy maneuvers I'm Jackie I'm Stewart, rolling through the black hole affluent... with influence (Wordburglar) woke up from cryo-sleep in a sommnambulator exposed to gamma rays, may grow antlers later horny in space, business as usual used to play Last Starfighter at my cubicle before getting assigned to my team at 19 now the finest machines are intertwined with my genes I combine my mind to read alien thought patterns which comes in handy, if you don't want your spot splattered but I'd rather star travel the heavenly cluster with space cougars like Beverly Crusher so, if the other crew start asking where are they? tell them the Captain's Log had a Stardate CHORUS Alien Raiders done knocked the fence down guess we're last line of defense now scanners is tweaking guess it's intense now tell em to give it up, or get it down get it down get it down get it down tell em to give it up or get it down get it down get it down tell em to give it up or get it down Verse 2 (Wordburglar) Wordburg in my vertitech mech I catch wreck Transform into a star-jet and trek into heck Commanding Skull Squardron dodging cheapshots From Alien Legions – Zentraedi to Ewoks Ones with 2 heads like Zaphod Beeblebrox Speaking in Beatbox and lookin like people’s socks Then In my 3 O’clock I see a heat seeker My man Mega Ran cranking beats from the speaker (Keith I'm for operation without hesitation my microchip planted in your chick leaning in my aircraft kinda sick my wicked ebonics destroy my adversaries atomic i'm blasting off land and objects you see the fiber optics my aim drop the blob monsters, kid the radar got you comatose real big, the ufos and frozen wigs my visionary laser, I'm an astronaut major (Ran) All star blazer, darth vader ,promising a swift erasure to any invaders Walk the line, keep it hotter than lightsabers A punch in a mouth, that's what I call an icebreaker Asteroid field shiftin with my misfits Scoopin alien chicks with my xeno-linguistics Hirosihi Amano wit the physics, I literally kick ballistics that soften your bones like rickets My rockets are laser accurate, An aggregate of anything less is absolutely inadequate Ultraman got the gun pad, my buster is charged, My blast Sending savages like hundreds of yard My bars, so hard, that they give me a Sore throat Mastered this, I'mma prolly need a green sports coat Beta capsule, escape pod ready, To turn enemies to confetti- you better aim steady
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CHORUS He paid that cost (that's what I believe in) Up on that cross (That's what I believe in) Forgave my sins (That's what I believe in) And He rose again (That's what I believe in) They pierced his side (That's What I believe In) For you and I (That's what I believe in) Forgave my sins (That's what I believe in) He coming back again (That's what I believe in) By the time I was 8, I had a trial of my faith already knew what I would do, what kind of job I would take teased by classmates, who told me "God is a fake" but I knew, what was true, despite the whispers and dissin' cause they were up in service every sunday just like the regular Christians relating religion to urban mysticism and superstition and trying to convince me that they controlled the way they're living like a Philistine cutting his nose to spite his face like a guillotine from the land of dealers, fiends, killer teens Michelangelo couldn't paint a realer scene 20 years later and serenity is still a dream but back to the topic, back to the block we ain't have much but learned how to work with what we got and not long after I came up out the sac pop dukes pulled a Terry Mac Disappearing Act but, i aint mad at that, at night I sat in a dark room begging for God to bring him back but he never did come, by age 21 wonder what I'd done to make him abandon his son how we get to this, it's kinda ridiculous to keep the lights on, momma work triple shifts then she wonder why we not close i see the babysitter more than I see my folks is this the American Dream? then send me to Mexico can we go? no? schedule's not flexible everyday my momma got up to leave, i cried, but she told me you gotta believe so I (BELIEVE) It'll get better (BELIEVE) we get through it (BELIEVE) God's real busy, (BELIEVE) but He gone get to it (BELIEVE) First you pray for it (BELIEVE) then you wait for it (BELIEVE) Gotta have faith for it (That's what I believe in) He paid that cost (that's what I believe in) Up on that cross (That's what I believe in) Forgave my sins (That's what I believe in) And He rose again (That's what I believe in) They pierced his side (That's What I believe In) For you and I (That's what I believe in) Forgave my sins (That's what I believe in) He coming back again (That's what I believe in) I still remember the last conversation we had you were going OT down to Pop-Pop's pad in SC just a routine trip, you'd be back in a flash while me and Jon Bap chillin listening to raps you aint give me no crap, just asked did I wanna go I was busy writing so respectfully I said no yo, who wouldve known that this would be your fate that an assassin would've been lying in wait next morning Vince told me that you were shot I was beyond shocked, thought that my heart had just stopped everyday i pray for the chance to do it over a chance to roll with you and face it like a soldier God told me to stay, and I begrudgingly listened could've been dead instead or dead in addition... I'm living proof that the Son (Sun) can't chill still here like an unpaid bill and that's real I (BELIEVE) that everything occurs for a reason (BELIEVE) suffering only last for one season (BELIEVE) stop pleadin' (BELIEVE) and start heeding (BELIEVE) and keep reading That's what I believe in... That's what I believe in... That's what I believe in... That's what I believe in... (adlibs until end)
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LOSSES (R. Jarbo, J. Ortiz, N. Carter, T. Estes, A. Minor) (Ortiz) We all took losses, workers to hood bosses 9 to 5ers drug dealers we all worship Hood hoop stars could've went to the League but they whole game went to the weed litle girls trapped in the crib on the strength of they seed some older n***** had her bent in the V she was used to the Reeboks but he got, them rims that keep moving when the V stop, so when the V stop, she stop, she got right took flight now her little daughter need socks and her grandmother need rocks cause she a victim of these street blocks the hood is a wall and it's not made of sheet rock its made of project bricks elevators full of project piss incinerators is the project's snitch thats where you find old WIC checks and notices from housing cause Miss Malcolm ain't paid her rent yet. CHORUS I can't go back I've got to stay on track let go to gain back baby baby, you can't stop (2x) Verse Two (Mega Ran) Im from a place called Illadel where real killers dwell dealers sell keep the hook on lock like Citadels imagine a war zone, nobody wants to leave younger G's stay busting shots at the summer league and shorty 23 no job with 5 kids inviting all types of men up in her mom's crib we aint convicts, just tryna survive this my kids might've responded like Trayvon did try to explain it to my students out in phoenix they aint squeamish cause they seen it and it's not hard to believe it. took losses, when my cousin hit that pipe I spit portrtaits: I'll never forget that night and cats might think I left town cause I couldn't make it on the contrary I left because I couldn't take it the murderers and the rapist corrupt police ad their fakeness I pray that you find peace before the day that you meet your maker (CHORUS 2x) Verse Three (MURS) You know what's crazy and I never took the time to trip? I aint' seen a crackhead since like '96 my lil homies sling pills to get that shiny sh*t whether it's Nike kicks or designer whips they sell to White girls wit Botox inside their lips but when it come to red and blue they on that grimy sh*t I know a gang of bloods and all kind of crips that let shots fly like Hawkeye when it's time to trip but not as accurate cause accidents happen a little girl struck by stray bullets in her room napping some rappers glorify, but only more will die my grandma in Kingdom Hall looking towards the sky she looking for a why I'm trying to show em how you can come up from these streets and still make it out right now we need soldiers we don't need bosses we gotta take a stand I'm sick of taking losses.
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Mighty is defined as possessing great and impressive power or strength, especially on account of size. the mighty nature inside a tiny man can make the hardest task routine and the smallest spark in a mighty man can achieve the impossible dream 20XX, we living in the future now, Getting by a little better than we used to now But it ain't all good, cuz my hoods in a panic So the government suggested robotic enhancements, Just to level the playing field, But they ain't playing fair, So theyd be forced to yield, Doctor White made 9 siblings, Called the mighty numbers to boost competition, Always in the top ranks, They weren't dangerous they probably shot blanks But one day, there was a cybercrime, That made the top robot team lose their mind, Took control of the facility, Squandered utilities, Now the world is in danger you feeling me? But one of the bots was unaffected Now it's up to him alone to protect us, The most unlikely to succeed, Lacking the power and speed he's gonna need Once the weakest link, of the family, Now he's the final hope of humanity! In everyone's life There comes a time And it seems this one is mine My talents were undermined Now I'm, the one, Mighty Number 9 (2x) (Storyville) I wanted to be the big man on campus the toughest, the strongest, the baddest well not likely now now, I guess it wasn't to happen not without wishes and magic not without, gizmos and gadgets mechanical weapons I grabbed up a pen and imagined That's mighty... you can't match me, can't fight me outlast or surpass me at all, Iron giant, I am 9 feet tall I am flying, I'm defying the fall and I don't need anyone trying to catch me/ Be Mighty - not because You want to but You have to, Be bold - no time to be bashful, Grab life by the horns like a natural, gotta Be sharp be quick be agile, Never ever let a competitor catch you, Stay ahead of whatever is Tryna pass you Though it's not a race, sometimes that's how you gotta operate Surgeon, precise and so determined Walk on hot coals ignore the burning Pain is mental, prides forever though, Many will try, but most will never know All the pressure of what's required Just one robot with Such desire Stare into the eyes of the Goliath And tell him you will triumph Cause you are mighty Like the rush of a river cause I got a message, that must be delivered and here it is, we are mighty 71 thousand behind me that were tired of snakes and liars misdirecting us to they desires Mighty Morph, Mighty Mouse Mighty Bomb Jack Mighty small, I invite em all to combat Mighty.. CHORUS through the ups and the downs we are MIGHTY through the smiles through the frowns we are MIGHTY come around we astound with the sounds, cause ya Can’t keep a good kid down we are MIGHTY through the fire the turmoil and trouble I have climbed to the highest of heights, came through the rubble and i didn’t have the slightest idea of who to run to situation is dire, when you liven on the bubble and i love you but i must - prosper, for prosperity, and my propers monsters are not scaring me - cause I’m mighty, a lion in the jungle feel the fire and the rumble in my tummy you never taking this from me cause I’m hungry jack, pancake the landscape like running backs, gimme the ball and I’m never coming back shake em off, hit the scene like a wrecking ball any problem at all, Im at your beck and call heavens fall when I shake it up so unbelievably ill, I couldn't make it up so remember the name, It's Mega Ran and Comcept the bomb threat, is real and I'm just Mighty (chorus repeat)

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They say you can't go forward without going back. So to move to the future, Mega Ran had to go back to the beginning to say thank you, then to say goodbye. Ran's 2015 full length album channels the soul of "The Call," the nostalgia of "Forever Famicom" and blasts into the future with new age production and concepts, while exploring the concept of finding one's true self through deep soul searching and experimentation.

Mega Ran calls this "the album of my life." Hip Hop, pop, electronica and funk/soul meet at the crossroads of introspective, hilarious and heartwarming songs featuring outstanding artists such as Kool Keith, Open Mike Eagle, MURS, Joell Ortiz and more.

Also featured on the album is "Mighty," an empowering track that serves as the ending credits theme on the highly anticipated game "Mighty No. 9."

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released October 11, 2015

Executive Producers: Raheem Jarbo, Matthew Weiss and Kyle Murdock. Production by: Michiru Yamane, RND1, Lost Perception, Lazerbeak of DOOMTREE, AKT Aktion, K-Murdock, Fresh Kils and more.

Artwork by Daniel Hill. www.danjisdesigns.com

Mixed by Matthew Weiss. Mastered by Chris Athens. weiss-sound.com

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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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