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Mega Ran: Holidays, Japan Next Week, and What's Next

Mega Ran: Holidays, Japan Next Week, and What's Next

Happy Holidays peeps. Ran here, just checking in.

Click to stream, download (free or donation of any amount) or order "A Very Random Christmas." http://megaranmusic.com/album/a-very-random-christmas .

Also check out the first review of "A Very Random Christmas," By Rap Reviews. http://rapreviews.com/archive/2011_11_veryrandomchristmas.html .

Next week actually marks a HUGE milestone in my career, we're going to Japan baby!! 

we have 5 shows set up in 7 days, and it shoud be epic. check out morebarktour.com for more. 

But, I'm violating one rule that my mom always told me. She said to never go out of town without any money. Well, between ordering CD digipacks and vinyl, I forgot to heed that rule. So, if you can, if you have a few bucks laying around, feel free to donate to our HELP JAPAN fundraiser. just click on this image to help out. We'll even get you a souvenir.


Now if you know me, I just can't bring myself to keep asking for things and not give things away for free.... so, tell ya what, here's a FREE song. Since Lost Perception came through and got my PC running better than ever, I found some old Random songs that I thought were dead and gone.. I think I'll drop one of these occasionally in these email blasts. Here's one of those, a track called "Numbers Game" featuring JonBap. He and I recorded this at Lab Addicts in 2004, and I really didn't know what I was doing on the engineering side of things then, but we did have a lot of fun. Enjoy. (right click it to save it)


Okay, that's enough advertising and soliciting for one email, dont ya think? Stay tuned for more info on upcoming shows, including the MIRANDOM release party in Phoenix, some Writers Guild music and events,  and a Pre-Christmas eve show in Oakland with MC Lars and MC Frontalot. Click those blue words for more info. See you guys really soon..

And if i don't talk to you before I hit the road for Japan next Wednesday, then domo arigato, and Mata atode amashou!*

Peace and hair grease, 

Random aka Mega Ran

*i dont really know Japanese, but I have a really good app.

Video: David Dallas f/ Tayyib Ali - "Feel Like Oasis (Live)"

Video: David Dallas f/ Tayyib Ali - "Feel Like Oasis (Live)"

Courtesy Matt B.

Performance of "Feel Like Oasis" from my NYC album release party at Mercury Lounge. Shouts to Tayyib Ali, Just Blaze, Peter Rosenberg & Buckshot. Shouts to Eli Makes Beats.

Video: J. Sands - "This Is Hip Hop #2"

Video: J. Sands - "This Is Hip Hop #2"

Courtesy BUKA Entertainment.

"Uploaded by Lonecatalysts on Nov 29, 2011.
 Hip Hop and Sports Entertainment at it's Finest @TheFakeJsands."

Press Release: New from G4 - Dreas 'Dreastronaut' CD

Press Release: New from G4 - Dreas 'Dreastronaut' CD

Courtesy of Galapagos4.

Here's a streaming and downloadable link to one of the tracks...

‘Dreastronaut’, the new album from Heardrums label owner & long-time G4 cohort extends out past the normal samples, production styles, and concepts and takes the listeners someplace otherworldly. Not taking the time to sit down and listen to the album in its entirety is a missed opportunity to experience an important component of this sound collage. The end result is a uniquely upbeat soundscape with vibrant scenes of varying emotion and movement surrounded by clouds of opiate laced mood music.

Standout tracks: “Love Strain”, which is somewhat reminiscent of Star Slinger’s more modern soul influenced hip-hop beats, “Time Out Of Joint” with Dreas’ crisp drum sounds alongside pitched down vocal samples a la Clams Casino, “Michiana Noise” which combines campfire sounds and lush orchestral samples to create a stimulating sonic environment, and “Island Grey” whose punchy drums, deep bass, and subtle sounds of the Atlantic Ocean form a chillwave winner.

Track list:
1. Floating
2. Physical Astronomy
3. Love Strain
4. Solo Capacity
5. Time Out Of Joint
6. Michiana Noise
7. Sky Is Smiling
8. Spacecase
9. Island Grey
10. Fly Wanderer
11. Final Countdown

Press Release: Goldini Bagwell (of Sandpeople) - "Chainsmoke"

Press Release: Goldini Bagwell (of Sandpeople) - "Chainsmoke"

Courtesy Heaven Noise Recordings.

Goldini Bagwell has long been a fixture of Portland Oregon's underground hip hop scene where his stand-out verses and featured appearances have gained him notoriety, whether it's been in collaboration with some of the city's best talent (Oldominion, Taco Neck, Liv Warfield, John Craig and the Weekend), or with his group Sandpeople.  For fans eagerly awaiting a solo album, the moment has arrived; On November 29th, Sandpeople Music proudly released Bagwell's much anticipated debut,Chainsmoke.

Produced entirely by Pmpee Beats out of Lahti, Finland, Chainsmoke is an international effort and a fitting introduction to the man and myth that is Goldini Bagwell (aka Gold).  True to its title, Chainsmoke is an unrelenting debut from an experienced artist, as Gold puts his vices, history, ambitions, and microphone-slaughtering skills on full display over Pmpee Beats’ hard-hitting drums and soulful melodies.  Features include fellow Sandpeople members illmaculate, IAME, OnlyOne, and DJ Spark, as well as Reva Devito, John Craig, Destro Destructo (of Oldominion), and Epp (of TxE).  Please take a deep breath and enjoy your secondhand Chainsmoke.  

Chainsmoke track list:  

1.   Intro (Unfiltered)
2.   Bagwell
3.   Let's Grow
4.   Tenure (feat. IAME)
5.   Wmn vs. Wrk
6.   More Than High (feat. OnlyOne & illmaculate)
7.   Chainsmoke (feat. John Craig)
8.   Speed of Life 
9.   Words to Live By (feat. illmaculate)
10.  For Nothing (feat. Reva Devito)
11.  No Sucka Revisited (feat. Epp, Destro Destructo & illmaculate)
12.  Prelude to AU (Aye You)
13.  Outro (Exhale)
14.  Bagwell (DaiN Remix) 

Chainsmoke available now @ 
CD Baby - http://www.cdbaby.com/goldinibagwell
Itunes - http://itunes.com/goldinibagwell

Follow Goldini Bagwell 
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/goldinibagwell
Video: DJ Khaled & Ace Hood Perform Live in Orlando!

Video: DJ Khaled & Ace Hood Perform Live in Orlando!

Courtesy Jessie Maguire.

J Khaled and Ace Hood shut down Orlando & Club Bliss during Classic Weekend. Shouts to DJ Nasty!

Audio: Bun B, Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20 - "King Hustler" Remix

Audio: Bun B joins Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20 on "King Hustler" Remix

Courtesy J Melo.

Just yesterday, Houston producer Trakksounds and ThaFixx.com released their new compilation, "Intervention" featuring the likes of Pill, Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike and dozens of others. The Pill, I-20 & Killa Kyleon track "King Hustler" was released while Bun B was in the studio putting the finishing touches on his verse. Today, we release the remix with Bun B.

Artists: Bun B, Pill, Killa Kyleon & I-20
Song: King Hustler
Producer: Trakk Sounds
Mixtape: Intervention
Song Link: http://hulkshare.com/zo45ftapnd0w .

Video: Uptown XO at Shade 45

Video: Uptown XO at Shade 45

Courtesy Langston S.

Uptown XO stops by Statik Selektah's show to play some exclusive tracks from his upcoming project The Color Grey. Watch it now!

Yo Gotti Launches YoGottiMusic.com and Official CMG Shop

Yo Gotti Launches YoGottiMusic.com and Official CMG Shop

Courtesy Dove @ Tygereye.

Memphis, TN -- November 30, 2011 -- As Yo Gotti awaits the release of his full-length LP Live From the Kitchen in early 2012 (Polo Grounds Music/RCA), the Memphis mogul is preparing a brand new mixtape project for fans. This exclusive download will debut on YoGottiMusic.com in December 2011.

Yo Gotti will kick off December with a stop in New York to film the video for "Colors," which features Juelz Santana and Gucci Mane. He debuted the track on November 29 via his site to the delight of fans around the world. (Click here to download: http://yogottimusic.com/music/yo-gotti-colors-ft-juelz-santana-gucci-mane)

Today, Gotti unleashed the behind-the-scenes video for "Single", his current offering from Live in the Kitchen. (Click here to watch: http://yogottimusic.com/videos/behind-the-scenes-yo-gotti-single-video)
The full-length video will make its television debut via Polo Grounds Music/RCA in early 2012.

Yo Gotti launched YoGottiMusic.com and his official CMG Shop on Black Friday (Nov. 25), and garnered nearly 50,000 views over the holiday weekend. The immediate popular online store carries tees, sweatshirts and other gear, all supporting Gotti's Cocaine Muzik Group label and world renowned Cocaine Muzik mixtape series. 

The ability to share his growing movement directly with fans is paramount to Gotti, as his nearly 1.5 million followers on Facebook and Twitter engage frequently with him.

"I wanted a platform to connect directly with fans, because so many people can't find songs or merchandise from me that they are asking for," Yo Gotti explains. "With the launch of this site, we'll be able to provide a hub where the real fans can get it first. We have such loyal support from online media as well, and I feel that YoGottiMusic.com is only going to strengthen our opportunities to connect with people from every angle."

Yo Gotti will unveil more new tracks each Tuesday in December, leading to the release of the mixtape, all exclusively on YoGottiMusic.com. He will also announce several new products for the CMG shop, and will be updating the site with photos, videos and more engaging content along the way.

For more information on Yo Gotti, go to http://YoGottiMusic.com and http://Facebook.com/YoGotti

Follow Yo Gotti on Twitter @YoGottiKOM

For interviews and press information, contact dove@tygereye.net and go to
Video: Beanie Sigel f/ Big Nate - "Movin Fast (Philly to Mass)"

Video: Beanie Sigel f/ Big Nate, Big O - "Movin Fast (Philly to Mass)"

Courtesy Papa Smirf.


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