Mega Ran: New Interview, Christmas Album 2012 Edition
What up everyone. I don't know about you but it's not looking or feeling like the holiday season out here in AZ, I wore shorts and a t-shirt today..an Eagles jersey actually... and they lost, AGAIN.... but, I digress.
A Couple brief news bites:
First, I did a dope interview with my homegirl Ericka of Music Nerdery: about LAV3, tours, the future, and Writers Guild. check that out:
I originally wrote the “Language Arts” story while I was employed as a happy teacher, but by the time it releases, I’ll have been out of education for almost 2 years. So my experience definitely played a part in the events. It works as a cohesive album more than the rest of the volumes; almost to a fault, because I don’t think V3 has a clear standalone single…. Which is cool, because I think these albums are best ingested as whole works....
Last year you might remember me releasing "A Very Random Christmas," A holiday themed album set to the "A Charlie Brown Christmas" soundtrack. I've added one new song and beat to the set, so get that right here, for free, or fee, your choice. Some music to trim your tree to. http://random.bandcamp.com/album/a-very-random-christmas .
CDs are also available, I'll sign them, perfect stocking stuffers. Thanks so much for all the support!
If you're fast, you can go now catch the tail end of my Cyber Monday sale, and save 40% on ANY digital release of mine at megaranmusic.com - just put in the code cyber.
This week and next I have 2 great shows for great causes:
I'll be in DC next weekend, acting as a Judge for the Patriots Technology Training Center's "Video Jam 2012" on Saturday December 1, at Prince George's Community College's Largo Student Center on the Largo Campus, 8AM to 2PM (I rap at 1.). Students will make video games, and i'll get to play them.... Oh and there might be performances. Hope to see my DMV peeps out there.
The weekend after, I'll be at Bikkuri Lounge, Orlando Florida for a Propeller Anime holiday party and charity event on Saturday, December 8th to benefit The MAP Foundation at Bikkuri Lounge in downtown Orlando. There will be live music, burlesque, cosplay, videogames, prize raffles, karaoke, and more! Full details: http://www.propelleranime.com/2012/11/propeller-animes-holiday-party-to.html .
DJ Vlad: Game opens up about his battle with Kanye following a party Nelly had at Niketown before "The Documentary" dropped, revealing that Kanye pulled out all the stops in the battle. He also revealed that at one point in the battle he felt that he had won, but Kanye shut it down in the end, which fueled him to be a better rapper.
It's time for another new edition of The Hip-Hop Shop, and this week it's the Post Black Friday Edition. If long lines and crazy crowds wore you out then A.Dd+, Apollo Brown, Black Lung and The Black Opera will bring you back to life and back to reality! Send feedback to @RapReviews on this episode! Thanks for listening and remember to share the show with a friend and tell them to check it out every Tuesday on RapReviews.com! Don't forget to subscribe to our RSS newsfeed and follow us on Twitter so you never miss a new episode. This show is co-sponsored by BlackTreeMusic.com and can be found there every Thursday.
* A.Dd+ - Suitcases
* Random f/ Phil Harmonic, Savant - I Just Wanna Know (DN3 Remix)
* Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Reputation
* 7evenThirty - Nightmare (ODDISEE Remix)
* Black Lung - PasMeThaBlunt
* Reks f/ J Nics - Bang Bang (Audible Doctor Remix)
* Karma Jonze - Misery Without Company
* The Black Opera - Black Lair
Famoso "Days Of Our Lives" Is A Raw Hip Hop Joint Off His "Audio Dope" (Revisit Mixtape) Droppin' Mid December. The Mixtape features Sha Stimuli, Pumpkinhead (PH), Termanology, Tools, Ness (Of A-Alikes), Rap-P, MoSS, Ayden, Undefined Beats & Block McCloud. Famoso right now is hard at work on his 2013 project "Tales From Tha' DopeSide". Watch out for the Audio Dope Kid for 2013 great things in the works!!!
TACOMA, Wash. – Nov. 2012 – Seattle MC/Pianist and Grammy Nominee Q Dot will be touring extensively into 2013 in support of his two releases “Declaration of Dopeness” and the collaboration project with fellow Grammy nominated producer Kuddie Fresh “The Darkness” beginning in December with select dates around the Seattle area. With a short break in January, Q Dot will begin crisscrossing the continent performing at select venues throughout the United States and Canada.
Q Dot’s 2012 was a breakout year in which 2 of his 5 released music videos were added to MTV U rotation and MTV U “The Freshman” as well as Vh1, MTV Hive, VEVO and several hip hop blog sites and local publications. In addition, headlining his own spring 2012 tour Q Dot sold out two tour dates in Tacoma and Wenatchee.
For more information about the “Dopeness and Darkness” tour, dates and information please visit:
"Insanity" is the 4th single and 2nd video from "Tomorrow Is A Lie", Sicarii's monumental 3rd LP. Directed by Jace Media and produced by Ice Grill, we at DCSKOR are excited to finally present a visual that matches the intensity of the song. If you haven't yet, make sure to peep the TIAL record entirely produced by Sicarii's production arm, Ice Grill and featuring Tame One, Blacastan, Vorheez, Frank White, Legendary Axe (of Masstapeace), Tableek, Dia Diesel, Rockoleone, Trubba Tee, Bishop and Joe Young.