• RICHIE BRANSON: MUSICIAN & GAME DESIGNER

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Richie Branson (born Marcus Brown II) is a music composer and producer who has worked with a variety of notable brands including Marvel Studios and Def Jam Recordings.

As a composer, Richie has worked on a multitude of notable projects, including providing additional score for the hit MMORPG Marvel Heroes, and producing soundtrack for the mobile game Mission: G-ROK, backed by Grammy award winning rapper T.I. and legendary music mogul Russell Simmons.

He is also an accomplished hip-hop artist, gaining notoriety in 2012 after penning multiple songs for Adult Swim and touring with mc chris. After gaining a loyal following as a hip-hop performer, he achieved billboard-charting success with the release of his “From Guardia With Love” album.

After his nostalgia-filled videogame influenced raps went viral on various major gaming blogs (including Kotaku, IGN, Destructoid, and more), Branson began an intense study curriculum in computer programming. Armed with experience coding in C# and Javascript, he began developing his own games in late 2014.

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  • THE #OTAKUGANG MOVEMENT

    Remember those songs some of you made to the beats I released last year? I’m going to be putting them to good use with this new “Otaku Gang” movement I’m putting together. It’s been an awesome experience making rap songs for you guys, and I want to pay it forward … Continue reading
  • NEW MUSIC: “PRINCESS PEACH”

    Happy Valentines Day. Me and Fleetwood Slim decided to pay tribute to the #1 damsel in distress: Princess Peach. Check the video out below and hit this LINK to download Slim’s free mixtape featuring this jam.
  • #OTAKUTUESDAYS VOL. III NOW AVAILABLE

    It’s been quite a long road to getting this album out…but the wait is finally over! The much anticipated Volume III album is now available for FREE download exclusively at Bandcamp. In between doing a lot of crazy work, I’ve been binge-watching a bunch of anime on Crunchyroll. You’ll find … Continue reading
  • RUSSELL SIMMONS & T.I. PRESENT MISSION: G-ROK

    I’ve been off the grid for a little while working on some major stuff. One of those was an opportunity to make some music for a new video game released by hip-hop icons Russell Simmons and T.I.! These two rap industry giants have teamed up with a gaming called “GreenRoks” … Continue reading
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DISCOGRAPHY

THE COLD REPUBLIC

Sometimes the business of music can be so stressful, so it's good to be able to take breaks and have fun with my creativity. Since the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, I've been glued to my computer levelling and kicking ass in huttball with my sith assassin "Branson"  (check me out on the Ven Zallow RP-PVP server). When I heard the main theme music, I was inspired to sample it into a beat and record a song called "Cold Republic".  The song wasn't really about Star Wars, but a lot of SWTOR players loved it (a lot hated it too). I then sampled a few more bits of SWTOR soundtrack and recorded some funny nerdcore songs about Star Wars and SWTOR. With that said, today I'm releasing this small collection of songs as a mixtape titled "Cold Republic Episode I: The Empire Likes Rap". Also included are the  instrumental SWTOR beats I made for each song (as well as the "Skywalkin" beat produced by OVBeatz), in case people want to rap over the tracks themselves (or if they're just not feeling my flow). Shoutout to Mark Griskey, the composer of a lot of SWTOR's soundtrack. He's been supporting the Cold Republic movement. Check out his official site! Also shoutout to Riley Hastings for filming in-game music videos to the songs. Check them out on his youtube channel SWTORLegit. Episode II might just happen if there's enough demand for it. Maybe I'll rep for the Republic classes out there :) Enough talk, download the mixtape HERE

DISCLAIMER: This SWTOR mixtape is by no means meant to be taken seriously, it's just meant to be entertaining. Enjoy!

THE WING ZERO EP

Here it is guys...The Wing Zero EP. I decided to leak it a day early! This is definitely a solid nerdcore / otaku rap project to add to your collection! I really hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did making it. How much will this cost you? Absolutely nothing, the album’s completely free! I really appreciate the support I’ve been getting from you guys, so consider this a token of my appreciation! All I ask is that you follow me on twitter @richiebranson, subscribe to my youtube channel "richiebranson" and most importantly...contact your favorite anime / manga / japanese pop culture / hip-hop / gaming / music news / etc. blogs and websites and let them know about this project! Click the link below to download now!

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OTAKUTUESDAYS VOL. I

Otaku Tuesdays Volume I has officially been released. It's an EP full of all the "OtakuTuesdays" songs I've been doing. Click HERE for the free download!

Oh yeah, and it wouldn't be Otaku Tuesday if I didn't have some new music to share with you. In honor of Toonami's return to TV, it was only right that I pen a lyrical tribute to Tom's return to TV. This is just a teaser, the full song will be available on the day Toonami comes back on TV: May 26th. Enjoy!

OTAKUTUESDAYS VOL. II

After coming off a 33 city tour and producing some music for Adult Swim, I'm happy to say that the heralded #OtakuTuesdays album series has returned! I really enjoyed making this project and I really hope you enjoy listening to it! Click HERE to download it absolutely free!

#OtakuTuesdays will return soon! Untill then, stay tuned or more great music in the near future. I've got a little something called The Jupiter Jazz LP coming soon, and there may just be another Gundam album in the near future!

Oh..and don't forget to support my future projects by purchasing my commercial album "The NERD EP"  today! Grab it HERE.

OTAKUTUESDAYS VOL. III

It's been quite a long road to getting this album out...but the wait is finally over! The much anticipated Volume III album is now available for FREE download exclusively at Bandcamp. In between doing a lot of crazy work, I've been binge-watching a bunch of anime on Crunchyroll. You'll find songs inspired by HUNTER X HUNTER, SWORD ART ONLINE, JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE, ATTACK ON TITAN, and more! Feel free to stream & download the album below:



Oh...and I didn't forget about those songs you guys contributed...there's something much more epic in store with your submissions. Stay tuned!

THE N.E.R.D. EP

It's finally out guys! My long awaited summer album "The N.E.R.D. EP (Nothing Ever Requires Discipline)" is now available on a variety of online music services. Click any of the links below and grab your copy today!

iTunes

Amazon

CDBaby

Google Play

BANDCAMP!!!!

Spotify users are also able to check the album out as well!



THE GHOULS 'N GHOSTS EP

Here's a little October surprise for you guys:

Mega Ran and I are pleased to bring you guys a little Halloween Treat known as the "Ghouls 'N Ghosts EP", previously only available on the mc chris Monster Hunter Tour. It's now available on Bandcamp! Click HERE to check it out!





GHOULS 'N GHOSTS II

 

"Ghouls 'N Ghosts 2" is now available! You can purchase digital copies from iTunes or Bandcamp! Deluxe physical CD copies of both Ghouls 'N Ghosts 2 and the original Ghouls 'N Ghosts EP are also available exclusively at Bandcamp.


FROM GUARDIA WITH LOVE

After a long wait, my latest album "From Guardia With Love" is finally available for purchase! You can listen to the full album below! If you like what you hear, click HERE to purchase from Bandcamp, or HERE to purchase from iTunes! Just a reminder, I'm donating all monies I personally receive from this project to charity. Thank you guys for your amazing support, I really hope you enjoy this album. There are a few surprises in the works as well...stay tuned!

 
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RICHIE BRANSON ANNOUNCES “RHYMEQUEST” GAME FOR THE PLAYSTATION 4, PS VITA, & PC PLATFORMS.

Featring a visual style similar to Minecraft with gameplay elements inspired by Guitar Hero, Rollercoaster Tycoon, and the hit TV show “Empire”, RhymeQuest puts you in the shoes of an indie artist trying to build a music empire. As you use your rhythm skills to sell albums and earn cash, you can invest that money in recording new songs, upgrading your merch, and starting a label and signing more artists. Invest wisely and you’ll easily become the next big music mogul, but invest poorly and it’s game over! Using his old music industry connects, Branson has already landed a roster of celebrity indie & major lable musicians to star as playable (or rappable) characters with exclusive tracks…The game is slated to go into closed beta later this spring and is targeting a release on Playstation 4, PS Vita, and PC platforms.

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RHYMEQUEST OFFICIAL TRAILER
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