Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII

I woke up this morning to the shock an awe of Black Materia, an original hiphop album by Random AKA MegaRan, exactly 14 years since the Japanese release of the Final Fantasy VII, the game that shattered perceptions and set the bar for storytelling and detail in RPG Games.

Listening to the songs on BandCamp, I’m still in awe. Great production, appropriate use of samples and dope vocal tone, this is an all-pro album featuring additional vocals by Brentalfloss, MC Pennywise, Devastate, Ilyas (of Tanya Morgan), Maja, Phil Harmonic, Dale Chase, and more.

With lyrics that reflect the story and taking the point of view of different characters, this record is a nerdcore achievement. Other tracks, like “Crys of the Planet” boast poignet lyrics that extend beyond the scope of the game to a transmit a socially conscience message Listen on Bandcamp or Download the Free Version from NerdcoreNow.com

All and all, this album is dope and a half. Support this killer team.

ChipTuesday: Je M’appelle – TOGETHER

New track from the iconless Je M’appelle, this is song is one of my favorites. It takes a dubstep kind of sound and mangles it into something atmosphereic and fun, while still carrying that air of epicness that I love so much about dubstep. The track is called TOGETHER, and you should listen to it.

Earthbound Tunes!

Hey I’ve got some YouTube videos for you! First is a brand new GameChop put together early this morning, as requested, a tough-as-nails remix of the goofy-ass Mr. Saturn theme song. It’s fun and a half! I’m sorry…. and you’re welcome.

Next up is a pretty dope track by the Famous Rock Candy collab! Check it, and if you like, download the album!

So can you tell I’ve been playing Earthbound lately? Originally known as Mother 2 in Japan, Earthbound is a RPG for the SNES that’s surprisingly humorous and self-referentially for the time it was released. I really like AUTO-WINNING battles if your level is high enough. Really cuts through the fat of level grinding (and my life) Lets end this post with my first Earthbound GameChop:

Dj CUTMAN’s MAGFest 9 Roundup!

MAGFest 9 was insane. It’s hard to put into words. I spent at least ten hours a day at my booth, only made it to one panel, and caught about one song from every band. Could I have had more fun? Probably. Did I have a ton of fun? You bet. Why was it so fun to hang out at a booth, you ask? Well perhaps I can answer that with a YOUTUBE VIDEO >B]

I met a ton of totally awesome people, from beat producer Emrls and DJ AGGRESSION (featured in the video above,) to throwing down at the SECRET RAVE with DJ SyNCeRe and the Chip-Hop pioneer A_Rival. We threw down HARD at 3:00AM on Saturday night at the SECRET RAVE. Special Guest OCREMIX’s BeatDrop came through for a total of FIVE DJs throwing down all at once. The energy was great, the crowd was awesome and the party was NUTS. Here’s some proof:

I couldn’t help myself but get do a little credit animation there at the end.

BUT NO MAGFest9 POST COULD BE COMPLETE without mentioning Emrls’ PROTOMAN BANGER and the chaos that ensued. Hear the beat:
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That’s right, I’m talking about the ELEVATOR PARTIES. The most chaotic chaos one could ever expect, checking into a hotel and trying to make it to their room, this compalation video is blowing up on youtube with a bunch of hilarious and venomous comments on youtube. Missed out? Maybe you’re better off. All I have to say is Don’t Hate! If you don’t like elevators / parties then TAKE THE STAIRS. We all drank like fifty BAWLZ anyway, probably could use burning off all that caffeine!

I hope this has convinced you to GET TO MAFEST next year. It’s the funnest time a nerd can have. and shit man, I didn’t even talk about all the VIDEO GAMES.

This is the longest blog post I’ve ever written. And it’s for a damn deserving group of the most hardworking nerds I’ve ever known. Thank you MAGFest.