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Hometown Prophet (feat. Alfred Banks)

from TRAP by Mega Ran



Mark 6:4 - Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home." A book of the same title inspired this song, by Jeff Fulmer. Recommended Reading.


Ben Franklin said absence sharpens love,
Musta been my town that cat was talkin of,
I used to tell my girl she was too far to visit,
She said if you wanted to do it, you woulda did it,
And she was brilliant,
that there sealed it,
problem was she too much to deal wit
The only place I see you is my dreams, so when they sleep on me I know just what it means,
This is a sad overview
How a dude tour the world and come back as a local dude
Hard to be humble and take the scraps they throw to u
That's why I don't speak up unless I'm spoken to,
Put the work in first and pray they notice you
Save your breath for the takes in the Vocal booth
They might not call Ran the coldest dude,
But after I hit the stage they all, know the truth

Man you know I love my town,
So it kills me when I'm not around,
But I got to keep movin
Cuz my goal is improving

To be in this rap game lyriqs was chosen/
Doing the damn thing i swear im focused/
Im from new orleans my people i hope they all know it/
But now i gotta see the world like the atlantic ocean/
Or the pacific both coasts i gotta visit/
I live my city no doubt but dog im on a mission/
Gotta vision of being the hottest rapper out/
Nothing but quotables coming outta this rappers mouth/
Packed crowds every town every venue/
For everyone to know my name no matter what u into/
To do that i gotta dip like queso/
But no matter the place on the map i may go/
I hold my city down ill make my city proud/
Got em on my back make em smile never frown/
With all respect new orleans i gotta go/
And if u really need to find me ill be some where on the road/

Rep my town though I'm hardly home,
Tryna run my city like I'm smarty jones
And I play my part-- display my art--
Wayne and Garth --we gone party on
My short term goal-- tear it up,
Be a local legend-- don't care enough
And my long term goal looks hopeless-- when I approach it, I just move the Carrot up
Faced with the task of holding down 2 cities,
So different neither one knows what to do wit me,
So I'm just in the wind like the sheet of paper
In American Beauty, until I meet my maker,
I'm Kevin spacey, flirting wit a younger chick,
Who don't know my government I'm gluttonous for punishment
She put a price on my head I told em double it,
Been through it all in my city I'm
Still I'm love wit it


from TRAP, released June 16, 2013
Produced by Mr.ThrowedOnTheTrack. Mixed and Recorded by Andrew "The Ref" Johnson, Tempe, AZ


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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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