Mega Ran blasts toward "The 8th Day" on 08.08.08
Philly-born, Phoenix resident emcee and teacher Random (aka Random Beats, Mega Ran) is prepared to release his newest album, the conceptual project "The 8th Day" on August 8, 2008.
"The number 8 is the number of new beginnings; therefore I wanted to release a special project on that day, talking about new beginnings. Also, turning an 8 sideways will make the symbol for infinity, so I feel this album will also make a statement that hip-hop will live forever, in some form or fashion."
The album includes guest appearances by LMNO of the Visionaries, Naledge of Kidz in the Hall, nerdcore hero MC Frontalot and more. Production will be handled by Samik ("Raze The Bar," G-Unit, Ruff Ryders projects), DN3 (executive producer of "The Call" and "Mega Ran"), Storyville and more.
Singles "Exhale" feat. Naledge and "On the Wall" are currently in rotation.
In a move that can only be described as Random, "The 8th Day" will contain 8 tracks, which are actually 16 songs. Each track will include 2 songs in one, containing two different takes on one concept.
Random's past albums "The Call" and "Mega Ran" continue to rack up huge accolades, garnering rave reviews from press outlets and leading to feature articles in Wired Magazine, Complex Magazine, Exclaim! and Blender Magazine. He has recently wrapped up a national tour, hitting cities up and down both coasts.
The 8th Day will hit stores and digital retailers on August 8th, 2008.
Pre-Orders are now being taken at Random's myspace site, www.myspace.com/random215, and at the email address given. Those who pre-order will get a free copy of co-executive producer DN3's experimental jazz album.