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Inspired by the events of the record-breaking 4th season of "Stranger Things (no spoilers)," RandomBeats & Soul Mates present Mega Ran & Amerigo Gazaway's "Strangers: Back to The Lab", a follow up to Ran's 2017 "Strangers" EP.
Featuring production from DJ DN³, Lost Perception, K-Murdock and special guest appearances from Dillon, Ray Wimley and Glennellen Anderson ("Stranger Things" S1), Mega Ran and Gazaway join forces to save the world itself from the evils of 'The Upside Down'. Roll for initiative! Pay what you want, even $0.
I remember walking to the route cross the blacktop
Round the time I trimmed the fro and got the flat top
Walkman in hand no hot wheels and match box
They moved crack rocks, nines in the stash box
Catching the bus to high school in the fall
Nerds playing the shadows bullies ruling the halls
Now I’m caught in the middle and find myself
Upside down, tryna make sense of it all
Stayed in trouble even the principal called
Telling moms that I got the Potential to ball
But I’m sitting on the bench, tryna do what I can
Only thing that truly mattered; seeing you in the stands
But you been distant, living like a ghost in the shell,
We were once close I can tell, my hope is you’re well, I don’t need a letter I’m right here
So stay close And know we’ll prevail, you feel me?
[Verse 2: Mega Ran]
It’s like I got a split personality, so I keep my thoughts on the shelf
Wishing I could be all of myself,
Wanna be there for you cause we all need some help,
And someone to call if we fail,
I’m better at giving advice than taking it
Better at living it than relaying it
The slow-mo cameras keep replaying it
making it, burn like the fire we weren't supposed to playing with
I failed constantly until I found a Better Plan
No rush, like the first and second Mega Man
But by the 3rd, I was left on the curb,
no reserve, Told myself that I deserve a second chance.
Act 4: watch the the plot thicken
It don’t stop like grandfather clocks tickin’
If you need me to stay I will
I’ll be there arm in arm running up that hill
from STRANGERS: Back To The Lab,
released July 25, 2022
Written & performed by Mega Ran. Produced by Amerigo Gazaway. Recorded and mixed by Felix Don Gato at HKS Studios, Phoenix AZ.
“Mega Ran's proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you
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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....more