Random: 4 Ways to Help The Vs Tour Become a Success
Courtesy Random a/k/a Mega Ran.
Since I've quit teaching to do this music thing, you guys have come through in ways I couldn't have imagined with your support. Whether telling someone, or buying merch, or coming to shows, I haven't felt this kind of genuine love ever in my career, and I'm so appreciative.
At the same time that all this was going on, some things were just totally lucky flukes; like me getting picked to tour with mc chris last Fall. That was an amazing experience and we want to try to build on that momentum as best we can, so enter THE VS TOUR.
The VS Tour is like no other tour that i've been on, in that it's been COMPLETELY booked by myself and Willie's team-- no agents, no publicists. We're playing some pretty big spots, and we need this to go well. We did all the groundwork and got it done. I'm super excited to get out on the road but we need your help to make sure we knock it out the park!
I'll be playing with some names you know, and some you don't: Willie Evans Jr, of Jacksonville, is an amazing producer and MC, and does some amazing things with video that you have to see to believe. Also DJ DN3, who's been producing my stuff since 2006, finally gets to get out on the road and see the life we brag about...sometimes.
Along the way, some old favorites like Adam Warrock, The OneUps and more will pop up.
BUT, with this being a self-funded and booked tour, we know that costs come up. We need to rent a vehicle, pay for hotels, gas, tolls, snacks, and emergencies that tend to come up on the road.
The best way you can help is to buy a ticket at http://megaran.com/shows and get some merch too, but even if it's just telling 5 friends about the music and what we're trying to do, that will help immensely.
There are so many ways to help: here are 4.
* our INDIEGOGO campaign, which will get you shirts, hats, cds, dvds and more (BEST VALUE!) http://www.indiegogo.com/The-VS-Project?a=401677 . * Buying a ticket to any of the shows - which gets you a 40% coupon off purchases and a FREE new Tour EP I'm working on now. go here and do that. http://megaran.com/shows/ . * just drop a donation in the Mega Ran Music Fund - goo.gl/kUNkt. * Buy stuff!! :-)
Today, Bay Area rhythm section The Park (backing band for BIG K.R.I.T., Freddie Gibbs, Alice Russell, Jesse Boykins III and more), unveil the first video for their new three song release "These Are The Days."
Set over a grinding synth-based groove and featuring vocoder and a cinematic guitar jam, the track is a funk-drenched take on life in the U.S. right now. The video echoes the song with a kaleidoscope of visuals featuring working people, classic lyrical themes such as "Let It Be" and "Things Fall Apart", California sunsets, and the theme of cherishing right now because "these are the days."
With the release date for his new album Black Belt Theatre rapidly approaching, West Coast hip hop luminary Planet Asia now presents the official music video for his single "Golden State". A celebratory cut about Asia's California home base, "Golden State" is a perfect introduction to the blaxploitation-inspired Black Belt Theatre, in stores everywhere on February 28th through Wandering Worx / Daddy Real / Greeenstreets.
Featuring a soulful, cinematic backdrop and appearances from the likes of Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Paul Wall, Ras Kass, Camp Lo, Strong Arm Steady, Fashawn, Willie The Kid, Torae, and Rasco, Black Belt Theatre promises to be one of the most important editions to Planet Asia's already impressive catalog.
With the "Never Enough" EP dropping February 7th, Knowledge Medina and Numonics unleash the title track from their collaborative album. Over a moody bass heavy Numonics instrumental, Knowledge Medina tells a tale of triumph over tribulation.
Knowledge Medina & Numonics - Never Enough will be released February 7th on DJBooth.net with features from Reks, Co$$, J NiCS, Jon The Barber and VIP.
PR: YouTube Star Lega-C Joins Machine Gun Kelly For Tech N9ne Show
Courtesy Bayer Mack.
Block Starz Music recording artist Lega-C, who burst onto the independent music scene in 2011, is turning out to be one of the hardest working new artists on the underground and will now be joining Block Starz affiliate Machine Gun Kelly on March 26th at Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK) as an opener for Tech N9ne on the Hostile Takeover Tour 2012.
The announcement caps off a whirlwind six months for the 25-year-old Youtube sensation, who caught the eye of Strange Music with her remix of Tech N9ne's "Worldwide Choppers" back in January. The evening's lineup will also include Krizz Kaliko, Mayday, Prozak, and Stevie Stone. Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.com.
Danielle McLean (b. 1986), better known by her stage name Lega-C, is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She is known for her viral Youtube video "White Girl Raps Fast" (2011) and her remixes of "She Will" by Lil Wayne and Drake and "Worldwide Choppers" by Tech N9ne from her mixtape Who Got Tha Heater (2011).
Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, McLean moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma when she was five. McLean's parents were children's church pastors at Faith Christian Fellowship (FCF) located in the predominately black North Side of Tulsa and threw Friday night parties at a community recreational center to give at-risk kids a place to go other than the streets. Immersed in black culture, McLean wrote and performed her first rap at age ten during a church talent show.
Her self-produced independent album Underestimated (2006) sold 5000 copies and led to a brief affiliation with Swisha House. During this time, she opened shows for various major label recording artists, including Fergie, Paul Wall, Akon, Too $hort, Afroman, and Nappy Roots.
McLean recorded and uploaded the viral video "White Girl Raps Fast" in June of 2011, which became an instant hit, generating hundreds of thousands of views on Youtube and WorldStarHipHop.
McLean was brought to the attention of German-American digital imprint Block Starz Music by a fan who submitted her video to the music company's website. "Honestly, we we're expecting it to be nonsense," said Peppy Johnson, Block Starz Vice President of A&R. "But from the moment she started rapping, her skill and talent level were undeniable. We believe, with a strong team around her, she has enormous commercial potential." She announced her official signing to the label September 1, 2011 during a live Ustream interview and performance on Zedalza New York.
Atlanta-based emcee/producer Yamin Semali of rap duo Clan Destined presents his self-produced new single "What I'm Living For". He calls it "a little chill joint before I introduce the harder work." Clan Destined's third LP Self Titled, received 5 out of 5 stars on CreativeLoafing.com.
Luck-One & Dekk return with the first single, "Black Seed" from their upcoming LP, Beautiful Music Pt. 2. In 2009 the duo released the Beautiful Music EP. In a few short week--Monday, February 21st, 2012 to be precise--they'll drop their first full length LP.
MP3: Timothy Rhyme x Rymeezee - "Starving Artists"
From Arab @ First Dirt.
For those of you that know me personally and for those of you that don't, I'm sure by now you can tell what I'm all about. I love my daughter. I love music. I work hard for everything I want. I don't let things get in my way. But most of all, I keep fighting.
With that said, I am releasing a new single with my comrade Rymeezee from First Dirt SF called "Starving Artists". The title says it all. We are some starving artists that love this music and continue to push forward regardless of the obstacles we face. This very concept is the main reason why most musicians fall off. They are in it for the money, not the music.
Many emcees make claims of having things or doing things that really don't, but that's something we just can't do. In the end, the truth will surface and expose the real and the fake. And when that time comes, because it will, just remember this song.
Thank you for your support. Please feel free to leave me feedback.