Rapper Mega Ran saves us from Michael Bay with a mighty T.U.R.T.L.E. Power remix
Just in time to deliver us from director Michael Bay’s imminent cinematic evisceration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, self-proclaimed “TeacherRapperHero” Random, a.k.a. Mega Ran, has released a new video collaboration with nerdcore rapper/producer Klopfenpop that pays homage to both the original Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles film and classic Konami arcade and NES beat-’em-up. The video, which features animated sprites by Tron Bonne and a totally tubular chiptune remix of the iconic T.U.R.T.L.E. Power, Partners N Kryme’s rap from the 1990 original motion picture set to the backdrop of footage from all your favorite TMNT games on NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis.
“The TMNT arcade games were some of my favorite memories of being a kid,” reflects Mega Ran. “We spent pockets full of quarters on those games. I wanted to revisit those awesome childhood moments with this video.”
If you like what you hear be sure to check out Mega Ran’s upcoming lengthy tour, which will take the Philadelphia native across North America ahead of the August 22 video premiere of the Mega Ran documentary titled Mega-Lo-Mania that chronicles one of the rapper’s recent tours. You’ll be able to find the documentary online starting on August 25, and it can also be pre-ordered now which will score fans exclusive liner notes and free downloadable live tracks that have never before been made available.
Mega Ran’s upcoming tour dates begin August 8th and run through the end of the month. You can fins a listing of dates and venues below. Many of the performances will also feature a screening of the Mega-Lo-Mania documentary.
August 8-11: Orlando, FL @ Orlando Nerd Fest
August 12: Jacksonville, FL @ Raindogs
August 13: Atlanta, GA @ TBA
August 14: Baton Rouge, LA @Spanish Moon
August 15: San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar
August 16: Austin, TX @ Classic Game Fest
August 17: Ft. Worth, TX @ The Grotto
August 22: Phoenix, AZ @ FilmBar (Mega-Lo-Mania live premiere)*
August 25: Portland, OR @ Ground Kontrol*
August 26: Bellingham, WA @Glow*
August 27: Vancouver BC @ Columbia Theatre*
August 29: Seattle, WA @ LoFi*
*Mega-Lo-Mania screenings will occur at these locations.