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Garcia (of CHP) and Adrianne (of The Rescues) are The Dysfunct. Check out the first leak "Throw It All Away" (prod. by Plex Luthor of ¡Mayday!) off their up coming sponsored project "The Love Boat".

Listen & Download track:
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MP3: New Quite Nyce Track Produced by Crafty

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Quite Nyce who is currently in Europe with his group RADIx took the time to let this track called THE END leak. The track is produced by up and coming producer Crafty. Please feel free to spread to your favorite blogs and social media outlets. As always thank you for the support.

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Rhythm and Flow presents

MP3: Mega Ran's Final Fantasy VII Holiday Bonus

From Random a/k/a Mega Ran:

MP3: Mega Ran's Final Fantasy VII Holiday Bonus

Sorry to bother you 2 days in a row, but things are moving fast over here. first of all, if you haven't peeped the new song, enjoy "Aerith," a story of lost love.

click to watch the video, or GO HERE to download the song, choose your price, even $0.

In just 24 hours online, this song has managed a good amount of buzz: including:

Go ahead and grab the single while it's free (I only have 200 downloads on my bandcamp account!)


press release:

December 21, 2010 --

LOS ANGELES, CA – Is Capcom’s Hip-Hop representative switching teams? In a stunning move, hip hopper and educator Random, aka Mega Ran is planning to release a Hip-Hop album using tunes from Square’s hit game Final Fantasy VII on January 31, 2011.

Ran’s new 7-track album will release 14 years to the date that the Final Fantasy 7 game launched in Japan and sent the world into a frenzy.

The production on the album will be handled by Lost Perception, a veteran beat-maker from Phoenix who shares an equal love for Final Fantasy and Hip-Hop.

Since 2007, Random has built an amazing presence, reputation and fanbase by sampling video game tunes and adding original lyrics and driving beats to them, attracting fans in both the video game and hip-hop communities. Random and K-Murdock’s Forever Famicom album dropped last Summer, and has been a huge hit, propelling tours and appearances in Nintendo Power, Wired and other magazines.

Final Fantasy VII (FF7), released in 1997 by Square, has since sold over 9 million copies worldwide, and is widely considered by many to be the greatest game of all time, and one that has revolutionized role playing games (RPGs) forever. Random agrees, and knows he can’t let the diehard fans down.

“Final Fantasy 7 is THE game that got me back into console gaming,” Ran says, after college life at had taken him away from video games for years. “I’ve never to this day been as emotionally invested into a game as I was with FF7, and doubt I will be again.” My heart will always be in 8-bit, but I just wanted to give back to (FF7 creator Nobuo) Uematsu and co. for creating a masterpiece.”

The first single, “Aerith” is a heartbreaking tale retelling one of the most shocking moments in videogame history, the death of Aerith, a playable character in the FF7 game. It is available now on iTunes.
The quest begins all over again on January 31, 2011. The album will be available on Random’s official website,


BTW, i'm a month out from releasing this album and I have NO TITLE yet! if you ever played Final Fantasy 7, help me out with a suggestion! I'd hate to just call it "Mega Ran meets Final Fantasy" but I will if I have to, lol


so again to recap:

  1.  watch the video for the new single, AERITH.
  2. tell a friend, tweet, blog or tumblr about it and send me the link.
  3. buy or download the minimum!
  4. have a happy holiday!


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MP3: Two New Singles From K-Murdock

From K-Murdock:

MP3: Two New Singles From K-Murdock


I been hibernating like a bear creating lots of new shit for 2k11!  But wanted to share two recent joints i just dropped this week on some early xmas gifts-shit ;)

Mega Ran Comic Art

Here's a joint i produced on the road last month while on tour with my homie Random. We recorded this live in a comic book store in Houston!  Download it here for FREE:


Next is my holiday single "A Christmas Story" feat. Random & fellow Arizona emcee Mr. Miranda.  This single features the song, instrumental & a bonus beat called "Winter Soulstice".  I'm selling on bandcamp exclusively for a $1, but of curse for you bloggers, here's the promo download link:

Enjoy & please spread the music & love...

Till 2k11, peace!



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