Black Materia: The Remake - Mega Ran (2xLP Vinyl Record)
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Ten years in the making, Black Materia: The Remake is a hip-hop tribute to Final Fantasy VII.
Black Materia: The Remake is a double-disc album, pressed on heavy-weight splattered black vinyl, enclosed in a gatefold jacket. This released contains exclusive artwork and masters created specifically for the vinyl release.
Featuring twenty-five guest producers and rappers, Black Materia: The Remake takes listeners on a hip hop journey through Final Fantasy VII. The role-playing game centers on a group of heroic revolutionaries fighting to bring down Shinra, an energy company that’s destroying the planet for profit.
Black Materia: The Remake retells the video game’s acclaimed story through narrative lyricism and powerful performances. The beats and backing tracks feature memorable moments from Nobuo Uematsu’s acclaimed Final Fantasy VII score.
For Mega Ran, Black Materia: The Remake is the culmination of a more than decade-long career-making hip-hop tributes to video games. Following the viral success of his original Black Materia album in 2011, Ran left his job as a middle school teacher to pursue music full time.
2xLP Splatter Variant
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Written and Performed by Mega Ran
Mixed & Produced by Matt Weiss & Chris Davidson
Lyrics & Performances by Mega Ran, Juice Lee, FabvL, Last Benevolence, SkyBlew, Kadesh Flow, Beefy, Amerigo Gazaway, Penny The Great, Richie Branson, Majatron, Storyville, Chris Davidson, and Amanda Lepre
Instrumentals produced by Lost Perception, RoboRob, Rifti Beats, DN³, Kazu Beatz, The Versions, and K-Murdock.
Horns & Drums by Danny Flam
Guitar by Amanda Lepre
Piano on Epilogue by Rob “88bit” Kovacs
Piano sampled on Lifestream by PianoDreams
Album artwork by Kiera Boyle
Additional artwork by Daniel Hill (DanjisDesigns)
Executive Producers Raheem Jarbo & Chris Davidson
Recorded by Michael “Felix” Gamarano at HKS Studios, Phoenix AZ