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Random, aka Mega Ran, aka RandomBeats… Teacher, Rapper, Hero. Guinness World Record Holder.
When LA Weekly said that Ran’s “fanbase and niche audiences are growing at a rate not seen since Tech N9ne,” they meant it. A former middle school teacher, Mega Ran (formerly Random) blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.
Ran cut his teeth in the city of Philadelphia as a moonlighting emcee and producer, performing, freestyle rapping, producing and later engineering at a studio. After relocating to Phoenix, competing in the Scribble Jam emcee battle championships and taking an early exit, Ran almost quit before he was even started, when a creative lightning bolt struck, and a fire was lit.
Various video game developer co-signs and admiration from the genre’s toughest critics have led to placements in TV, movies, university coursework, and of course, games. Ran’s music and story have been shared on stages across the world, on television (ABC/NBC News, ESPN, Portlandia, Tosh.O, WWE Wrestling) and in leading music, gaming and tech publications, print and online.
Today, Mega Ran is no longer a teacher by title, but maintains a rigorous touring and recording schedule, traveling the world to entertain and educate through the gift of rhyme. With four Billboard charting albums, 3 million YouTube views and a legion of smart art fans he calls “Team Mega” beside him, the future looks brighter than ever.
Born & raised in Washington, DC, K-Murdock calls himself the “Sound Samurai” due
to the wide array of audio skills he possesses & sharpens daily- akin to a seasoned Eastern swordsman. Murdock has worked professionally for the last 16 years as a producer in both the worlds of music and radio; From releasing critically-acclaimed projects as a part of the group Panacea while signed to revered indie hip-hop label Rawkus Records to creating the audio profiles for XM Satellite Radio’s various hip-hop & jazz channels, K-Murdock’s self-proclaimed “Neosonic” (new-sound) productions have taken shape over the last decade and helped K not only garner respect from fans across the world but also collaborate with some of his favorite production contemporaries – DJ Spinna, DJ Nu-mark of Jurassic 5 & Nicolay of The Foreign Exchange as well as music legends like Wynton Marsalis & Quincy Jones. K’s abilities to successfully sample any & EVERYTHING he finds or is commissioned to have allowed him to work with a range of music artists including Grammy-nominated R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn to the Capcom-licensed emcee Mega Ran, whose music has helped galvanize the hip-hop sub-genre called “nerdcore”.
K, who majored in audio production while in school at Howard University, currently teaches classes in that very field at his alma mater while continuing to work as a freelance audio producer & engineer, routinely doing work for a variety of notable individuals & companies. Additionally, the Red Bull Music Academy alumnus, also co-operates the imprint Random Beats Music along with the aforementioned artist Mega Ran, who he’s been creating music and touring the world with since 2010 under the alias “Bits & Rhymes”.
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