Mega Ran is a hip-hop artist, record producer, and educator.
Areas of Interest
- Video Games and Gamer Culture
- Technology and Digital Experiences
- Chip-Hop and NerdCore Rap
- Literacy and Education
- BA from Penn State and Teaching Certificate
Mega Ran (Raheem Jarbo) is a former middle school teacher turned rap star who blends education, hip-hop and gaming in amazing new ways, penetrating the farthest reaches of the galaxy with his unique rhyme style and electric performances.
Mega Ran takes a lot of his inspiration from video games and gaming culture, making a name for himself with his 2007 self-titled album Mega Ran, a tribute to the Mega Man video game series. Through the album, Mega Ran signed a licensing agreement with video game distributor Capcom, and performed at the Capcom booth at ComicCon.
A published author with his recent critically-acclaimed memoire, Dream Master, Mega Ran’s most recent albums have landed on the Billboard Top 200 and his music has been covered through worldwide platforms. His music is popular in the gaming community with features in Marvel Comics, Game Developer and Nintendo Power, as well as mainstream rap and hip-hop communities.