The first single of the Mega Ran & Storryville 'Soul Veggies' project, "React" is the Soul Veggies' tribute to jazzy B-Boy anthems like "Don't Sweat The Technique," with a slick 2015 twist. The track is guaranteed to cause a raucous reaction from dive bars to festivals, with a taste of 1990's hip-hop bravado ("This is creation, not Kreayshawn") and the downright silliness ("I'm crazy in the cranium, maybe, I'm crackin' up/Or maybe I got mania baby, I'm friggin nuts!") that you've come to expect from the duo of Ran and Story.
"I pictured b-boys popping and locking to this all over the place, doing the most outlandish moves" says Ran. "I always think it's important near the beginning of a new project to let people know that despite the changes, nothing has changed." Story adds. This is what "Soul Veggies" is: two guys who know their roots, but aren't afraid to turn the heat up and take it to another level. React. Move, don't hold back the motion.
The b-side is an unreleased Soul Veggies track, not available on the album, entitled "Another World." It is a fun story, loosely based on the hit Super Nintendo game "Out Of This World," released in 1992, which is all about a man's journey to a strange world where he encounters danger and an alien friend. In the song, both Ran and Story venture to another dimension due to Story placing Plutonium into a microwave -- yeah, it gets weird.
The two encounter warp zones, death rays and and 12-eyed space aliens in this rap tribute to classic cheesy Sci-Fi flicks.
The track is produced by London native Cigadeemus, who Ran met on his latest UK tour. The two became really close and decided to work on some music, which was completed after the Soul Veggies project was finalized, so the track rematerializes as a bonus b-side on the "React" single.
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