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Life After Lesson Plans: A Hip-Hop Reality Show Episode 7

on June 24, 2011, 3:15pm

If you’re enjoying our original programming – you know, the hilarious No Cover or our mini-docs – then here’s some good news: We have another show for you. This time, it’s a reality series. But before you wince and grimace at the idea of another reality show clogging up the video streams, hear us out.

Life After Lesson Plans chronicles nerdcore rapper Random, aka Mega Ran, aka Raheem Jarbo, as he transitions from being a full-time teacher into a full-time rapper. Over the years, he’s been committing to his true passion only part-time, but now he’s ready to make the “big jump”. Lucky for you, he’s been documenting the whole journey for all his fans, both new and old, to witness. This week, that includes writing a new lyrics, performing at Phoenix Comiccon, seeing Ernie Hudson at a panel, and feeding his addiction to videogames.

For those scratching their heads at the name, Random is known in the nerdcore scene as Mega Ran, but is actually one of a few artists whose career expands outside the genre and into more traditional hip hop. He just happens to love video games. As the only rapper sanctioned by a video game company to use their music (Capcom, if you’re wondering), Random sports an amicable resume, working alongside producer K- Murdock (of DC’s Panacea), who’s been a DJ on XM Radio for eight years running his show Subsoniq. The two of them have worked on albums and also tour together.

So, if you’re interested in a great, real story, then Life After Lesson Plans is for you. Below is a quick introduction.  Check out the first and second part of episode 6 if you missed it, and keep watching as reality unfolds week after week.