Teacher, rapper and all-out hero Raheem Jarbo – aka Mega Ran – returns to Manchester this Wednesday for his unique video game fuelled hip hop show. Ran’s a veteran of combining 8-bit sonics with dexterous wordplay, and unites fans from the chiptune world with nerdcore hip hoppers. Video game giant Capcom gave him the go-ahead to sample their Mega Man franchise and he hasn’t looked back since, making music inspired by both the golden era of video gaming and the newest releases. Longtime collaborator and friend K Murdock (formerly of Rawkus Records artists Panacea and also going by the moniker The Sound Samurai) is along for the ride providing beats and a winning smile! Support comes from hip hop producer and indie game designer Richie Branson, who’s written music for the likes of Adult Swim. Completing the bill will be Gameboy-exploiting chiptuner Auracle and Hull’s finest rap export, the now-Manc based Marx.
If you have any old video games at home which you could donate, bring them along to the show and Mega Ran will make sure they get to children in hospitals in the UK for the Get Well Gamers project (@gwguk).

Wed 10 May, The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, 7.30-11pm, £8, glasswerk.co.uk

Thanks to Groovement.

Wed 10 May
Agent J
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Tue 9 May 2017