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  1. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 10 :: I’m NOT a Binger, I JUST Game a Lot

    BRnL1400Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  In each episode, the duo narrate their tales – lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    Ran reflects back to the days of Xbox’s arrival and how he handled a bout of “game binging” with Halo. But he’s not the only one with a tale of obsessive gaming; we also hear stories from fellow NPCs (Nerdy People of Color) – Doug Funnie, who tells a story about his struggle “speed running” Super Mario Brothers 2 as well as Emmanual “1-Up” Auoud who recounts his affinity/obsession with a couple classic Square Enix games.It’s equal part embarrassment and entertainment on this episode of Bits, Rhymes, & Life, but let’s face it – we’ve all been there. (more…)

  2. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 9 :: When Ran met Mega…

    BRnL1400Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  In each episode, the duo narrate their tales – lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    This Bits, Rhymes, and Life – flashback to the summer of ’89 and the events that set Mega Ran on the path to rapping and gaming 20+ years later. Ran recounts stories ofthe movies, music and video games that shaped who he is today. It was in that fateful moment in time that he fell in love with the piece of media that would change his whole life: the Mega Man series! Discover Ran’s self-proclaimed romanticized interest in the blue bomber and find out how visiting family changed his world.

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  3. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 8 :: Random(’s) Duality

    BRnL300Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  In each episode, the duo narrate their tales – lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    It’s time to head back to Ran’s early days in Philly as an artist trying to find his way. The young rapper-who-would-be-Mega Ran is caught between two polarizing sides of the hip-hop spectrum in the quest to determine his own identity. (more…)

  4. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 7 :: “Behind the Music” Vol. 1

    BRnL1400Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  In each episode, the duo narrate their tales – lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    In this this special episode of BR&L, Ran and K host tag team style! They share their candid perspectives on a couple of the songs off Forever Famicom – the project that spawned their working relationship 5 years ago, and subsequently this podcast. (more…)

  5. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 6 :: Trouble Dragons!

    BRnL1400Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  In each episode, the duo narrate their tales – lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    In this episode, K-Murdock recounts a story from his childhood… when he got ALL of his NES games stolen! Not cool! What was just a normal school day turned tumultuous when he returned home to find all his games gone including while at school including the most precious of all – Double Dragon… which he borrowed from a friend. It’s the first time K learned the lesson of “be careful who you show your treasures to, because YOU NEVER KNOW who’s watching”! (more…)

  6. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 5 :: The Crying Games

    BRnL1400Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  In each episode, the duo narrate their tales – lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    In this episode, Random recounts his younger years – before he was a schoolteacher, before he was a role model, and long before he was a rapper. It’s the story of an important lesson learned by a young man desperately trying to be one of “cool kids”. (more…)

  7. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 4 :: Tour Stories Part 1

    BRnL300Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  Each episode is narrated by Mega Ran and lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    K-Murdock reflects Final Fantasy-style on he and Random’s first ever tour together 4 years ago! Tune in for some shenanigans across the Southwest of the U.S. (more…)

  8. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 3 :: KICKin’ Truth to the Youth

    BRnL300Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  Each episode is narrated by Mega Ran and lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    Even the nicest of guys have their breaking point. In this episode of Bits Rhymes and Life Ran tells the story of his first day substituting at a rough middle school. He’s hit with threats, actual rocks and risks a decision that could’ve cost him his career.  All in a days work for a TeacherRapperHero. (more…)

  9. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 2 :: A MEGA-RANdom Encounter

    BRnL300Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  Each episode is narrated by Mega Ran and lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    This episode is the story of how Random & K-Murdock linked up to create Forever Famicom, as told by K himself! Highlights include K recanting his background with XM Satellite Radio, hip-hop group Panacea, and legendary hip-hop label Rawkus Records as well as the fateful day he received a Mega Ran CD in the mail.  Follow the trail of Myspace messages that culminated 2+ years later with he and Random recording Forever Famicom – the album that resuscitated his music career while exposing him to the wonderful world of nerdcore. (more…)

  10. Bits · Rhymes · and · Life :: Episode 1 :: I Quit

    BRnL300Enter the world of Bits, Rhymes, and Life with Mega Ran and K-Murdock, the foremost hip-hop gamers around.  Each episode is narrated by Mega Ran and lavishly produced and soundtracked by K-Murdock for an immersive storytelling experience that delves deep into their nerdy lives.

    Random, aka Mega Ran broke new ground in the nerd rap game when his Mega Man-inspired rhymes became officially sanctioned by Capcom.  Since then he’s continued to evolve; tackling not just new game franchises, but partnering with sound samurai, K-Murdock to form one of the most formidable teams in indie rap. In this debut episode, Ran tells the story that was briefly discussed on the landmark Black Materia album’s ending — one of leaving his job as a teacher to chase the dream of being a full-time musician– but the story definitely wasn’t a smooth storybook-style tale. Join us for an epic real-life story of dreams, desire and deception on Episode One: I Quit!

    Look for more episodes of Bits, Rhymes, and Life the first Wednesday of every month! (more…)

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