Former educator and now nerdcore MC Mega Ran has traveled the world, headlining gigs in the United Kingdom, France and Tokyo. His catalog overflows with raps about video games and comic books. In fact, his output has made him a Guinness World Record holder for the most songs about a particular game.
Mega Ran is the first rapper to be licensed by a major gaming studio (Capcom) and continues to break records and ceilings worldwide, but not none of this would be possible without his foundation in Philadelphia.
In his new video for “Home,” Mega Ran is filmed during a “whirlwind trip” through his hometown.
The song is taken from a special mixtape called Beyond The Stars, which uses sampling from the über popular K-Pop group BTS.
“I had a blast shooting the video,” Mega Ran tells HipHopDX. “I went to every Philly landmark, some I hadn’t seen since I was a kid on field trips. It felt good to see all of the beauty in a town with so much history.”
“I travel a bunch and when I do get home, it’s almost like a vacation, just doing nothing. I love it. BTS’ movement is all about positivity and self-love, which I’m all about. Through listening to their music I’ve been inspired to keep going on tough days. And their melodies are super catchy. Never thought I’d say it, but I’m totally in the army.”
Mega Ran is currently — yep! — about to hit the road once again.
Check out the Naeem Murdick-directed “Home” video above, grab the mixtape here and find his tour dates below.
9/10 @ Illegal Pete’s, Tucson, AZ
9/11 @ Last Exit Live, Phoenix, AZ
9/12 @ Toxic Toast Theater, Long Beach, CA
9/13-15 @ MAGWest, San Jose, CA
9/16 @ Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, CA
Japan Tour With Cartoon Violence:
9/18 @ Environment 0g, Osaka
9/19 @ Cafe la Siesta, Kyoto
9/21 @ Koenji High, Tokyo
9/22 @ Kabuki Lounge, Tokyo
F.A.M. Tour with Mickey Factz and Alfred Banks
11/29 @ Once, Boston, MA
11/30 @ Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY
12/1 @ Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
12/2 @ Metro Gallery, Baltimore MD
12/3 @ TBA
12/4 @ Local 506, Chapel Hill, NC
12/7 @ Cornog Plaza, Fort Meyers, FL
12/9 @ Wills Pub, Orlando, FL
12/10 @ Crowbar, Tampa FL
12/11 @ Offbeat, Jackson MS
12/12 @ Gasa Gasa, New Orleans, LA