released 14 June 2011
Random, aka Mega Ran is ready to claim the title of hardest working man in hip-hop after releasing his new mixtape "TeacherRapperHero Vol 2: The 2 Week Notice" today.
Ran was known as everyone's favorite teacher-slash-rapper, but he quit the teaching profession this month, citing a need to "spread his wings."
Career suicide? Maybe. But Ran is determined to go down swinging.
Fresh off the runaway success, "Black Materia," which was based on the hit video game Final Fantasy VII, Ran returns to his roots as a conscious emcee on this one, speaking on the flaws of the education and justice systems, but maintains the fun and the video game references that have made him successful.
Guests include Philly legends Reef the Lost Cauze and Icon the Mic King, the AZ supergroup Writer's Guild (Roknowledge, RoQy TyRaiD, Mr. Miranda and Pennywise--rapping over Metroid nonetheless),int80 of Dual Core, and even award winning composer Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica and more) and is mixed by DN3, who also produces and rhymes on the project.
download the album (free or a fee--contact us for a press copy) at random.bandcamp.com/album/teacherrapperhero-vol-2-two-weeks-notice-mixed-by-dj-dn
The touching first single "Limitless," and it's video are here.
Also, catch Random's adventures as an educator turned musician in the weekly web series "Life After Lesson Plans."
Episode 7: youtu.be/UOpPvdE2nyI
mixed by DN³. Production by DN³, Random, Roca Dolla, Haj of Dumhi, Hexsagon, K-Murdock, Real Soon, and more. art by Hexsagon.
Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.