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Final Battle produced by Samik
Every time I work with Samik (producer of Raze the Bar, original and Remix), something special comes out of it. This was our first time working together on a long-distance project. Samik was excited about this project when I first told him about it, and was looking forward to contributing something to it. When he sent be the first mix of ‘Final Battle,’ I was kinda indifferent about it. I wanted to use it, but really didn’t have a clue about how it would fit on the album.
Being called “Final Battle” and sampling the final battle stage of Mega Man 6 meant it probably had to fall at the end of the album, but I had a vision for “Grow Up” being the final track. So, Samik did what real producers do, he brainstormed. So he got with one of his artists, Loose, and upon listening to the early versions of other Mega Ran tracks, they helped me to come up with an idea that would make for a perfect ending to the Mega Ran story.
So when Samik sent me the beat again, it had an additional verse on their by Loose that was crazy. So I got into the studio and put down the verse about this being the final battle. Loose plays the part of a kid playing the Mega Ran game, and cheering on Mega Ran as he prepares to do battle. He has control, but at the same time he doesn’t. Mega Ran apparently has a mind of his own, as we’ve seen in the “Aqua Soul” love story. So he doesn’t want to fight, but he’s prepared to if he has to… just like me.
A guy named Mark G. Cheong made a tight video up for the song, here it is:
Unfortunately at the end of the video, it looks like Mega Man dies… not cool!
Random - Final Battle feat. Loose
this is the final battle, finally there's an understanding
of why you draped up in armor and your right hand is a cannon
I recognize that you are here to triumph over evil
not only for yourself but, you do this for your people
Doc Light brought a playa' back to life
more blue than Snoop, you're ready for a fight
go grip up young Rush, that's your dog
y'all won't stop till Wily falls,
off, always play hard and never soft
you are guaranteed to be the greatest threat to them all
8 type of men step up and 8 types of men can fall
that, metal, wood, quick and flash man
heat, bubble, air and flash man
they think you won't last, Ran
Wily says youre garbage and your metal suit's a trash can
Aw man! I know you can't go out like that, cousin
if you ever catch up to Wily, let off a couple dozen
Dr Cossack fussin' because he aint gettin' recognized
now he got 8 robots so you work em out like exercise
show em that you specialize, in killin it on the dolo, right?
so what if he got Protoman, we all know who's the prototype
Now you got Mr X, promoting robot tournaments
But this is the final battle so melt em into ornaments
On the real, I aint ask for this,
cause im pretty much a pacifist
and a war for peace is kinda contradictory,
but i can't let the doctor get to me
not even close to a possibility, so I storm in the doc's facility
rush at my side, that's my companion
load the cannon, you ain't understaning
this is the final battle, so ain't no time to sleep
wily thinks he got beat, no surrender, no retreat, peep
i aint come this far to leave the mission incomplete
peeps depending on me, got responsibilities
so his plans aint going farther man, I put that on my momma
that's why they call me the bomber, couple of dents in the armor
but the doc dont want no drama, he can can doubt me if he wanna,
what goes around comes back, so I play the part of karma, yeah!
do you really wanna test me man, turn your robots to a Pepsi can
can he make it happen?/Yes he can
what's my name, It's Mega Ran!
I beat everybody in front of me
and cant figure out what he done to me
and its not for the clout or the Benjamins
and I got no doubt, I intend to win
Didnt come this far to turn around
man i came in here to burn it down
defeat you and teach you a lesson, I bet you're learning now
got it hotter than a furnace now, put the pressure on and won't turn it down
murder clowns, let off a shot heard around the world, come on!
This is the final battle so what you wanna do
man you gotta make a move, man it's all left up to you, uh
This is the final battle so what you wanna do
man you gotta make a move, man it's all left up to you
and you gotta play your part, firepower in your heart
if you wanna get it in then press start
from Mega Ran,
released June 7, 2007
produced by Samik. Samples "Final Battle" theme of Rockman 6.
“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....more