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  Mega Man Zero Rap Tribute Maverick Hunters Now Available
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05/07/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]
DETROIT - MAY 7, 2021 - Nerdcore rappers Noveliss and Mega Ran are pleased to announce MAVERICK HUNTERS, an all-new tribute album that aligns the duo with Mega Man's Maverick Hunters who fight to make the world a better place. Through finally crafted lyrics, the two tell stories of our changing world ("Dream Summer"), not-so-distant memories ("Memory Card"), and even pro-wrestling rivalry ("Clash of the Titans") over classic Mega Man beats by mainstay producers Hiro Beats, Yon Li, and DJ DN3. MAVERICK HUNTERS visits classic Megaman X and Zero themes and cutscenes; remixed, re-envisioned and “flipped” in a style similar to vintage Mega Ran releases, but with the two trading lyrics on the many parallels between the game and real life. MAVERICK HUNTERS is available on all storefronts with the Bandcamp release including a bonus track, "Grove of Titans," produced by Young RJ of Slum Village and featuring RoQy TyRaiD:
 
“I’ve always been a Mega Man classic and X guy,” Mega Ran says, “but Noveliss has been a fan of Zero since the beginning. His enthusiasm for those games has made me revisit them and while challenging, they arguably have the most engaging story of the entire series... and not to mention the soundtrack. It’s so underrated.”
 
Noveliss adds, “Zero was always the coolest looking character in the universe... the sword, the weapons... he was who I wanted to be. I played through every game in the series faithfully, enamored by his mysterious nature and strong will. I try to bring that to this album.”
 
The first music video from MAVERICK HUNTERS, "Memory Card," directed by ShotByDub, is also now available.
 
About Noveliss
 
Noveliss is a member of the legendary world renowned Detroit hip-hop group, Clear Soul Forces. He is known for his intellectual wordplay and mixture of nerdy; anime, comic book references and deep societal subject matter. A distinct voice on the mic, the lyricist is known as the Microphone Hokage. His influences are Eminem, MF DOOM, Black Thought, Redman and NAS.
 
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About Mega Ran
 
“Mega Ran's proven he can excel in storytelling, punchlines, poignancy, freestyling and, well, pretty much any other way you can measure an MC.” — LA Weekly
 
An incredible impromptu "freestyle" MC, Ran's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way all over the world, into leading press outlets and most recently, into the Guinness Book Of World Records.
 
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Noveliss and Mega Ran are available for interview.
A press kit containing the album for review is available upon request.
 
 
Media Contacts
 
For Noveliss:
Chris McCloud 
For Mega Ran:
Jeff Moses