Today, From Guardia With Love is now available for pre-sale on iTunes! The official release date of the album is May 28th, two days after the one-year anniversary of Toonami’s return. Now..here comes the most important announcement I’ll probably ever make in my music career:
Every penny that I personally earn from this album will be donated to charity…specificially the Extra Life organization that works with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. I have no intent on making any personal financial gain from this project. I told you I’d be the type of rapper who would blow his money in children’s hospitals rather than strip clubs, well now I’m putting my money where my mouth is.
I’ve never asked you guys for much, but today I’m asking for your help. I’ve set a personal goal of 200 pre-orders before my album releases in May. I can’t say exactly what, but something VERY major will happen if I reach that goal. I have a very nice surprise in store for each and every person who takes the time to pre-order “From Guardia With Love”, so if you pre-order it, send proof to my personal email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure the world knows of your contribution. Consider this pre-order goal my “kickstarter”, except it’s for a cause greater than myself.
In closing, this album was the hardest ever to complete. I started it in the midst of a depression, and gradually evolved into the classic Richie form that you all enjoy. I think this album will generate a lot of opportunity for me, and it’s only right that I do what I can to provide opportunities for those less fortunate. With that said, make sure you buy the album. Not only will you be getting dope new Richie Branson music, but you’ll be changing lives for the better. Spread the word and let’s make history! Click HERE to head to the iTunes pre-order link! If you prefer bandcamp, the link for that is below!
UPDATE: Bandcamp pre-orders are now available as well. Click HERE to pre-order “From Guardia With Love” through Bandcamp!
From Guardia With Love, I thank you all for your support,
On December 19 2011, I released my first nerdcore song to the world titled “Cold Republic”. I never would have imagined that 6 mixtapes, a 33-city tour, tavelling the nation performing at different conventions, and making music for Adult Swim would be the outcome. Seriously, this has been the greatest year of my life. To celebrate, I’m releasing a project called “Achievement Unlocked”.
This is a huge collection consisting of a few songs that were never released on any of the mixtapes I’ve dropped so far, and every single instrumental from the NERD EP and OtakuTuesdays Vol. I and II. Also included are some unreleased instrumentals for projects that I never got around to rapping on. I kept the original filenames of the works as I created them, so you can have a feel for my workflow. Feel free to make your own songs using any of the beats included in this project. As long as any works based on my beats are NOT released for profit, I’d love to see other aspiring rappers hopping on these beats and making their own nerdcore raps.
Thank you guys for giving me such an awesome first year, let’s make 2013 even better! Click HERE to download “Achievement Unlocked” now!
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!
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve partnered up with Viz Media to provide some awesome music to their new 24/7 streaming anime channel “Neon Alley”. Available exclusively on the Playstation 3, Neon Alley is the place to go to catch the latest English dubbed anime shows as well as the well-known favorites like One Piece and Death Note. If you have a PS3, what are you waiting for? Follow The Raven.
P.S. – My PSN gamertag is RichieBranson. Add me!
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.
For this week’s #OtakuTuesdays song, I decided to take a lyrical journey into what life would be like if I owned my own Death Note. If books could kill…
Don’t forget, the FREE #OtakuTuesdays Vol. II album releases next week! Also, last week, I released a song called “Iron Fist” to celebrate the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. It served as a premiere to a series I will be doing on the Machinima Network called “Machinimusic”. Stay tuned for more nerdcore gamer rap on their channel!
This week’s #OtakuTuesdays song is a sequel to the song that started it all: Otaku King. Enjoy!
Of all things that I’m a fan of, I hold the Mobile Suit Gundam Universe in the highest regard. The last time I rapped about Gundam was six months ago with the release of the Wing Zero EP…far too long. For this week’s #OtakuTuesdays installment, I decided to return to Gundam hip-hop with a tribute to the principality of Zeon: