I am so glad I found out about this guy.
Raheem Jarbo, aka Random Beats or just Random, is an Arizona-based hip-hop artist slash school teacher who also happens to be officially licensed by Capcom. After a few legitimate rap albums, Random has decided to embrace his nerd side and release Mega Ran 9
a ten-track rap CD comprised entirely of songs inspired by, and sampling, the brilliant Mega Man 9
This thing is amazing.
You can download the free version of the album here
, but if you'd rather listen to some tracks individually, you can do that here
. You can expect this thing to remain free up until it is released in stores (!), which should be on March 24th. Also, if you're interested in learning a bit more about the man and his music, this
interview with Kwanzoo comes highly recommended.