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Mega Ran has Infinite Lives


The hero returns with a new track and tour
Jun 28
Mega Ran returns to the scene with a new chip-hop track for anyone who's ever needed music to survive. The Philly born, Phoenix based Teacher/Rapper/Hero releases a new tune from his upcoming EP, Wouldn't Miss It For The Worl... read
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The Adventures of DnB

Duane & BrandO's remastered LP is ready for yo' bawls


NES all up in this beast with LP of Devastation [Remastered]
Sep 30
It's been almost a year since the comedy rock-rap duo of "8-Bit Duane " Zuwala and "The Amazing BrandO" Lackey made peace with each other following a very intense falling out. Back in the studio as The Adventures of Duane &a... read
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The Roots' Mario rap

The Roots' frontman spits crazy Mario rap on Jimmy Fallon


Black Thought be KILLIN' it!
Jun 21
You're probably sick of seeing clips of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on the Dtoid front page, but I can guarantee this one tops 'em all. Regular watchers of Fallon's show of course know that the in-house band is none other t... read
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Mega Man remixed

Mega Ran and JP chip artists to remix Mega Man once more


Contributers include composers of Street Fighter IV, Streets of Rage 3, and Ape Escape
Jun 10
Mega Man rapper Mega Ran may have recently dropped a stellar Castlevania hip hopera album, but he'll never forget the little blue dude who propelled his music career, resulting in his decision to leave his teaching gig and fo... read
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Psychonauts

Feel doubly fine with Adam WarRock's Psychonauts single


Download "Basic Braining" for free exclusively on Destructoid
Jun 07
Asian sensation Adam WarRock is a pretty chill dude. Our own Tara Long of course loves him to pieces, but it was I who managed to score a brotastic fist bump at last year's Nerdapalooza in Orlando. He's so skilled, he can tu... read
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Castlevania hip hopera

Preview Mega Ran's Symphony of the Night hip hopera


Castlevania: The Nocturnal Cantata on sale June 4
Jun 03
I gotta give it up for my man Mega Ran, without a doubt one of my favorite nerd music acts around. He's got quite the spread, from Mega Man to Final Fantasy VII and even to River City Ransom. And next on the block is the tur... read
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Chrono Trigger hip hop

Sales of new Chrono Trigger nerdcore album go to charity


Go snatch Richie Branson's From Guardia With Love
Jun 02
Last year, I discovered a nerdcore rapper by the name of Richie Branson, who laid verses atop anime tracks from Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagann, and more. He was also a very vocal proponent of bringing Toonami back onto Cartoon N... read
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Exploring the boundaries of 'nerdom'
Following a swift completion of BioShock Infinite's 1999 mode last week, I was hit with a particularly potent wave of boredom. Quelling the bubbling cauldron of monotony was easy while skating through the battle-torn dystopia... read feature

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Insane Ian

Go cop Insane Ian's new VG / pop music parody medley


Mess up the mix, mix up the mess!
Apr 23
In case you've forgotten that Destructoid is staffed by beautiful, talented people, let me remind you that we've got artists, singer-songwriters, scientists, and former reality show stars amongst our ranks. We are some gifted... read
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Pokémon

Stay gold, Pokemon... stay gold


What is going on in this Pokémon rap video?
Apr 06
Ummmm... wut? This Pokémon rap, a parody of Trinidad James' "All Gold Everything," is so ridiculous that I have to wonder how anyone in the video could keep a straight face. Thugged-out Pokémon trainers wearing... read
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Kirby Super Star

Get milky with OC ReMix's Kirby Super Star album


KIRBY, KIRBY, KIRBY, HE'S THE STAR OF THE SHOW!
Mar 11
How can I help you, King DeDeDe?I NEED A MONSTAH TO CLOBBER DAT DERE KIR-BEH! Game music arrangement repository OverClocked ReMix has released Milky Way Wishes: A Kirby Super Star Tribute, a project that has spent a dizzying... read
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Fan-requested VG raps

Castlevania and Zelda get Mega Ran's nerdcore treatment


Simon Belmont, Alucard, and Link nod their heads to these tracks
Mar 11
Mega Ran, everyone's favorite Philly rapper not named Will Smith, started a new project earlier this year called Time and Space. On the second Tuesday of each month, he will release a short EP of hip hop arrangements that sam... read
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Game Music Rap

You want Lucio Baldomero's Chun Li remix


Classic gaming favorites remixed and rapped
Feb 19
I've heard Lucio Baldomero's rapping skills live a few times at MAGFest, accompanying my favorite game music cover band, The OneUps. He's just released his first full-length album, The Master System, which features some excel... read
Fan-requested VG raps photo
Fan-requested VG raps

More free fan-requested VG raps by Mega Ran


Samples Super Mario RPG, Illusion of Gaia, and Beyond Good & Evil
Feb 11
Just after MAGFest ended last month, nerdcore rapper Mega Ran unloaded a new EP on the Destructoid doorsteps. A collection of tunes from games like Battletoads and Earthworm Jim with original lyrics added, Time and Space was ... read
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FREE game remixes

FREE compilation of game remixes! Yeah, I said FREE!


Choice selection of GameChop tracks from 2012
Feb 07
Man, videogame remixer Dj CUTMAN is a showman indeed. Look at that sick armor he wears to his shows! Never seen him perform live? Check out this recording of his MAGFest 11 set -- nothing like being there in the room, but you... read
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FFVII mashups

White Materia is FFVII tunes mashed with popular songs


Mega Ran's FFVII tribute album gets redone like CRAZY
Feb 02
Random AKA Mega Ran knocked it out of the park with Black Materia, a love letter to his favorite Final Fantasy ever. He followed it up a year later with Black Materia: The Remixes, which inserts new beats into old tracks, exp... read
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MAGFest Presents...

Mini-MAGFest! Game Over Austin on February 3


Five acts perform in Texas for one night only
Jan 29
MAGFest 11 has come and gone, but as James Hetfield once said, the memory remains. Why should we have to wait a whole year for the next event, though? Why can't MAGFest be every day, or at least every few weeks? MAGFest organ... read
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Mega Ran

'Sock Hop,' Destructoid's unofficial MAGFest 11 anthem


Off Mega Ran's River City Random album
Jan 07
As I mentioned earlier during Mega Ran's exclusive album premier, Niero and Dale North fell in love with "Sock Hop" when Ran performed it during his MAGFest set. They loved it so much that they downloaded the song from Bandc... read
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Samples Battletoads, Gitaroo Man, Mega Man X, and more
My boy Random a.k.a. Mega Ran was performing at MAGFest, so of course I had to swing by his set and show some love. Those who had never seen a Mega Ran performance were in for a treat. Even Niero and Dale North were floored b... read feature

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Final Fantasy Puppets

Ballad of the Final Fantasy puppets!


Also, happy belated 25th, Final Fantasy!
Dec 22
In all the bustle of the Mega Man anniversary celebration, we failed to mention that Final Fantasy just turned 25 as well! Yep! On December 18, the very day after Mega Man's birthday! Ah well! It's a big enough franchise tha... read
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The return of The Adventures of Duane & BrandO!


MAH BAWLS!
Nov 11
The first "game music with lyrics" group I remember falling in love with was The Adventures of Duane & BrandO, the white boy nerdcore tag team of Duane Zuwala and Brandon Lackey. Their curse-laden rhymes were loads of fu... read
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Mega Ran and Richie Branson drop The Ghouls 'n Ghosts EP


Spooky Halloween hip-hop
Nov 03
In celebration of Halloween, Phoenix-based rapper Random a.k.a. Mega Ran and Richie "Toonami Is Back Bitches" Branson released the holiday-themed The Ghouls 'n Ghosts EP. It's a collection of song collaborations from various... read
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Dj CUTMAN and Mega Ran heat up the Halo 4 remix contest


Representing the Chief, son
Oct 25
Microsoft and 343 Industries are drumming up excitement for the upcoming release of Halo 4 with an official soundtrack remix contest. Musicians choose one of three song stems to chop up, upload the finished work to SoundCloud... read
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River City Random has hot beats, won't make you 'Barf!'


Sep 25
A rapper named Random chops up NES sounds to make his music. One of the most popular brawlers on the NES was River City Ransom. "Random" and "Ransom" are just one letter apart. It's pretty much the most inevitable thing ever.... read
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Sneak peak at the Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode PAX party


Aug 27
You ready for PAX? It's just a few short days away! I wish I could go, but The Fates have conspired against me. I'll be missing out on many things, such as the Fangamer VERSUS Attract Mode party going down on Saturday night a... read
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Mega Ran's special Nintendo Power farewell rap


Aug 23
Two days ago, we learned the heartbreaking news that Nintendo Power, one of if not the most influential American gaming magazine, would cease publication following the December issue. Maybe you've been a long-time subscriber... read
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Great music acts rocked Nerdapalooza 2012 so damn hard


Aug 11
Last weekend, August 3-5, a bunch of nerds made Central Florida our b*tch. I'm talking about Nerdapalooza, an annual celebration of geek music spanning nerdcore, hard rock, chiptunes, and other genres. Think MAGFest, only sma... read
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Adam WarRock's new single 'Garrus Got My Back'


Jun 26
In February, Adam WarRock released his free Mass Effect 3 EP exclusively on Destructoid in celebration of the release of the game. Now, as part of his annual donation drive, he's released a follow-up track, "Garrus... read
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Mega Ran 5th anniversary CD celebrates Blue Bomber's 25th


Jun 12
What a lying son of a gun. When rapper Random dropped Mega Ran 10 last year, he also announced his desire to move away from Mega Man-themed projects aside from the odd single here and there. But like Michael Corleone, I can ... read
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Random's Language Arts is a big music / comic / game trio


Apr 24
By now, if you haven't heard of Random, I don't know what else to say. I've blabbed about the guy enough times already, so if you still haven't given him at least a quick listen, shame on you! Our good buddy Mega Ran has work... read






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