Rating Mega Ran’s Discography

If it isn’t clear by now, Mega Ran is easily my favorite Nerdcore rapper. Going through his catalogue led to some of the most fun I’ve had with music all year. It’s a shame that he’s been pigeon-holed into the whole Nerdcore thing because he’s not just some gimmicky nerd who likes video game soundtracks. This dude is a super talented artist who has an extensive discography featuring several non-Nerdcore releases. I think I said this in an earlier review, but I was shocked by how much I ended up enjoying his very first project. That was a really heartening and pleasant way to start this discography-binge. Until recently, the only song that’s ever made me cry is a song that I made myself, but I honestly started tearing up a little bit when I heard 306 by Mega Ran. There are so many amazing songs in these projects, and I encourage anyone who’s unfamiliar with Mega Ran’s work to check these shits out because it’s awesome. He’s a relatively big artist—I think he’s probably the most popular Nerdcore rapper—but he’s still criminally slept on in my opinion. It’s a tragedy that I wasn’t aware of his existence until this year. Dude is a beast. He’s also been super prolific over the years. He has not gone more than 12 months without releasing at least one project since 2006. That’s crazy when you really think about it. I’ve listened to approximately 50 projects from him, and I can count on one hand how many are actually wack to me. When he drops a project that I don’t like at all, it usually just comes down to the content. I have no interest in wrestling or the Netflix series Stranger Things, so some of this shit just didn’t appeal to me at all. However, the overwhelming majority of his work is very good to me. Stop sleeping on this dude. He’s awesome. Oh, by the way; why the FUCK has there not been a full length Writer’s Guild album? Man, they’ve seriously become one of my favorite groups. I just wish they dropped more music. They only ever do like one song every year. I’d personally be more excited about a Writer’s Guild album than a Black Hippy album or even a Slaughterhouse album to be honest. Those dudes are all amazing. Anyway, when I rate discographies like this, I usually split them up by format—mixtape, album, etc.—and by artist. However, Mega Ran’s released so much shit that it’ll just be easier for me to rate them in chronological order. It should also be noted that there are a select few projects that I haven’t heard. Aside from the one I just reviewed, I didn’t listen to any of the mixtapes. There were also some obscure releases which I was unable to locate unfortunately. I also chose to skip the remix projects. So yeah. 😀


The Call (as Random)

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Favorite Song: On the Grind (Mama Told Me)

Score: 86 (A-)

Mega Ran

Favorite Song: Rock & Roll

Score: 75 (B-)

Patches & Glue (as Random)

Favorite Song: The Beatdown

Score: 87 (A-)

The 8th Day: A Story of New Beginnings (as Random)

Favorite Song: Granny Smith

Score: 70 (B-)

Mega Ran 9

Favorite Song: Game Over

Score: 68 (C+)

Mega Ran’s Bonuses

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Favorite Song: The Rock

Score: 72 (B-)

Forever Famicom (with K-Murdock as Bits & Rhymes)

Favorite Song: The Girl with the Makeup

Score: 90 (A)

Forever Famicom DLC (with K-Murdock as Bits & Rhymes)

Favorite Song: The Adventure of Link

Score: 82 (B+)

Heroes, Vol. 1 (as Random)

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Favorite Song: 306

Score: 89 (A-)

Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII (with Lost Perception)

Favorite Song: Mako Reactor

Score: 79 (B)

Forever Famicom DLC 2

Favorite Song: By Your Side

Score: 88 (A-)

Mega Ran 10

Favorite Song: Go Off

Score: 73 (B-)

A Very Random Christmas (with DJ DN3)

Favorite Song: Humbug!

Score: 84 (B+)

The Memorandum (with Mr. Miranda as Mirandom)

Favorite Song: Planet Silk

Score: 79 (B)

Language Arts, Vol. 1

Favorite Song: Language Arts

Score: 85 (B+)

Language Arts, Vol. 2

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Favorite Song: Hip Hop History 101

Score: 89 (A-)

River City Random (as Random)

Favorite Song: Innocence Lost

Score: 81 (B+)

MegaMouse (with Mouse Powell)

Favorite Song: Nobody Knows

Score: 80 (B+)

The Ghouls n’ Ghosts EP (with Richie Branson)

Favorite Song: Walking Dead

Score: 80 (B+)

Language Arts, Vol. 3

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Favorite Song: The Path

Score: 83 (B+)

Time & Space

Favorite Song: The Beat Goes On

Score: 76 (B)

Time & Space: Eternalism

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Favorite Song: Postcards from the Edge

Score: 80 (B+)

Time & Space: Mach’s Principle

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Favorite Song: Movin’ On

Score: 83 (B+)

T.elevision & R.adio A.re P.oison

Favorite Song: Hometown Prophet

Score: 73 (B-)

Ghouls n’ Ghosts 2 (with Richie Branson)

Favorite Song: Monster Squad

Score: 76 (B)

Blur Bomber (with Mister Wilson)

Favorite Song: Blur Bomber

Score: 63 (C)

Forever Famicom DLC 3 (with K-Murdock as Bits & Rhymes)

Favorite Song: One Bad Day

Score: 82 (B+)

The Returners EP (with Phill Harmonix)

Favorite Song: La Resistance

Score: 80 (B+)

The Otherworld Tour EP (with Mr. Miranda as Mirandom)

Favorite Song: Animal

Score: 77 (B)

A Gamer’s Anthem (with The Regiment)

Favorite Song: Venting

Score: 78 (B)

Com.Mission

Favorite Song: Groundman

Score: 71 (B-)

Soul Veggies (with Storyville)

Favorite Song: Waste My Time

Score: 74 (B-)

Emerald Knights: The Album (with Bag of Tricks Cat)

Favorite Song: Stroll Down Abbey Road

Score: 70 (B-)

RNDM

Favorite Song: Mackerel Sky

Score: 87 (A-)

Ghouls n’ Ghosts 3: The Nightmare Before Christmas (with Richie Branson)

Favorite Song: Run Away

Score: 76 (B)

Mat Mania: The Album

Favorite Song: Run

Score: 58 (C-)

To Japan with Love (with Doug Funnie & Mr. Miranda as Mirandom)

 

Favorite Song: Sayonara

Score: 66 (C+)

Notorious R.A.N: Ready to Live

Favorite Song: Comin’ Out

Score: 83 (B+)

Mat Mania: The Revenge (with Lynx Kinetic)

Most Tolerable Song: Spear & Jackhammer

Score: 50 (D+)

Extra Credit

Favorite Song: Church, Pt. 2

Score: 74 (B-)

STRANGERS

Most Tolerable Song: Will

Score: 40 (D-)

Mat Mania: Battle Royale

Favorite Song: Mat Mania

Score: 43 (D-)

Emerald Knights 2 (with Bag of Tricks Cat)

Favorite Song: Love Is Here

Score: 71 (B-)

The Visitor

Favorite Song: The Guild

Score: 84 (B+)

The Dewey Decibel System (with MC Lars)

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Favorite Song: The Dewey Decibel System Intro

Score: 60 (C)

Patreon Tracks, Vol. 1

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Favorite Song: Gone

Score: 79 (B)

Beyond the Stars: The BTS Tape

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Favorite Song: Dionysius Cypher

Score: 77 (B)


Overall
76

B flat
Grade: B

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