Richie Branson http://richiebranson.com Official Website of Richie Branson :: Rapper | Producer | Game Developer | Coolest Nerd Alive Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:35:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.7 THE #OTAKUGANG MOVEMENThttp://richiebranson.com/2015/the-otakugang-movement/ http://richiebranson.com/2015/the-otakugang-movement/#comments Sat, 07 Mar 2015 20:02:06 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=1213 Continue reading ]]> 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 and inspire new artists to step up and make works influenced by their favorite video games, anime, or whatever else they draw inspiration from. I see O.G. as a movement where both new and experienced  artists can share their work and grow together. It’s not just about rap either….singers, poets, AMV directors, graphic artists, and anyone else who has a creative outlet is welcome to get in on the action. The official site (www.otakugang.com) will feature all of the latest tunes and fan art from folks repping the #OtakuGang movement with me. Once things are up and running, we’ll be throwing monthly fan art contests with some cool prizes. In addition to otakugang.com, we’ll be releasing a series of O.G. compilation albums featuring the music we create with this movement, so make sure you send those songs in!

Email “submissions (at) otakugang.com” with whatever works you want to submit for posting on otakugang.com

…ok, so let’s get started! I’ve put together “OtakuTools”, a collection of over 50 beats, including the instrumentals from From Guardia With Love, OtakuTuesdays III, and a whole bunch of unheard instrumentals for you guys to rap on, remix, feature in your videos, or do whatever you with. All of these are completely FREE* for you to use for whatever derivative projects you wish,  just throw me a “produced by Richie Branson” somewhere in the credits…or better yet throw in an #OtakuGang and rep the movement, lol (I included the Otaku Gang logo as well if you wish to incorporate that visually).  I’ll also be releasing collab details / pricing soon for those who want custom Richie Branson beats and verses! Click HERE for the free download.

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*NOTE: If you plan on selling whatever derivative works you make with these beats, be aware that if any of the beats contain a sample from another song…I’m not responsible for whether or not you clear the sampled music with their respective owners.

 

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NEW MUSIC: “PRINCESS PEACH”http://richiebranson.com/2015/new-music-princess-peach/ http://richiebranson.com/2015/new-music-princess-peach/#comments Sun, 15 Feb 2015 01:25:02 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=1204 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.

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Cold Republichttp://richiebranson.com/albums/1125/ http://richiebranson.com/albums/1125/#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 16:39:48 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?post_type=portfolio&p=1125 Continue reading ]]> Star Wars: The Old Republic Mixtape: "Cold Republic Episode I" Star Wars The Old Republic Mixtape: "Cold Republic Episode I" 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!

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#OTAKUTUESDAYS VOL. III NOW AVAILABLEhttp://richiebranson.com/2014/otakutuesdays-vol-iii/ http://richiebranson.com/2014/otakutuesdays-vol-iii/#comments Wed, 27 Aug 2014 01:47:36 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=960 Continue reading ]]> 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!

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RUSSELL SIMMONS & T.I. PRESENT MISSION: G-ROKhttp://richiebranson.com/2014/mission-grok/ http://richiebranson.com/2014/mission-grok/#comments Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:40:00 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=950 Continue reading ]]> 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” to release “Mission: G-Rok”, an exciting iPhone/Ipad/Ipod Touch platformer game that combines unique gameplay with hip-hop music from yours truly along with T.I.’s son Domani Harris and K-Rucka.

So if you want to hear some exclusive new Richie Branson music and add a really dope game to your library, you can pick up the game from iTunes HERE

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DOWNLOAD: “SWORD ART CYPHER” INSTRUMENTALhttp://richiebranson.com/2013/download-sword-art-instrumental/ http://richiebranson.com/2013/download-sword-art-instrumental/#comments Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:07:22 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=944 Continuing the trend of #OtakuTuesdays Instrumental releases, you can download the instrumental to last week’s “Sword Art Cypher” HERE.

I definitely want to hear how some of you guys attack this beat!

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WANNA RAP ON RICHIE’S NEXT PROJECT?http://richiebranson.com/2013/rap-on-otakutuesdays/ http://richiebranson.com/2013/rap-on-otakutuesdays/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 01:26:15 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=927 Continue reading ]]>

 

#OtakuTuesdays is back…and I’m doing things a little different this time around. I’m really thankful for everyone who actually takes the time to listen to my music, and this time I want you guys to be even more involved with what I do. I want #OtakuTuesdays vol. III more than just another Richie Branson album, I want it to be everyone’s album….literally.

I will be releasing the instrumentals from all of the weekly #OtakuTuesdays songs I’m making, and I’d like YOU to make your own versions of them to go on the #OTIII album. That’s right…I want your raps to be a part of my next album. Whether it’s just one verse…or whether it’s a complete remix, I want to hear your voice on my beats. Don’t sweat it if you’re not a lyricist or you don’t have access to a recording studio, I’m not denying anyone’s work based on recording quality…even if you’re just rapping into your webcam mic. Let’s start things off with the instrumental to last week’s “Against The Wall” song based on Attack On Titan. I’m aware that having an open collab policy with my fans and supporters could result in some of you outshining me on my own album….and I like the sound of that…so let’s collab! All it takes is three easy steps:

1) Download the “Against The Wall” instrumental HERE

2) Record your lyrics using whatever method you can.

3) Send me your work at otaku@richiebranson.com or post a link on my social media pointing to where I can download your mix.

It’s not just limited to the OTIII instrumentals, feel free to use any of my beats from any of the previous releases ( Grab the OTI and OTII instrumentals HERE ). Feel free to share your #OtakuTuesdays remix work on Youtube or any other social media sites! Let’s work! I’ll be releasing future instrumentals each week after I’ve released my song version.

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THE RETURN OF #OTAKUTUESDAYShttp://richiebranson.com/2013/otakutuesdays-return/ http://richiebranson.com/2013/otakutuesdays-return/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 20:36:47 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=924 Continue reading ]]> After more than a year of anticipation, #OtakuTuesdays is back! Every Tuesday I’m releasing a new song inspired by an anime series. Last week, I kicked things off with a beastly tribute to “Attack On Titan”…and this week, I decided to touch Sword Art Online. The official #OtakuTuesdays Volume III mixtape is currently under construction and will be available for free download. A Release date and more details will be coming soon! Stay tuned…

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GHOULS ‘N GHOSTS 2: ORDER TODAY!http://richiebranson.com/2013/ghouls-n-ghosts-2-preorder-today/ http://richiebranson.com/2013/ghouls-n-ghosts-2-preorder-today/#comments Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:05:48 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=916 Continue reading ]]>  

“Ghouls ‘N Ghosts 2″ is now available for pre-sale! You can pre-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. The sooner you order, the sooner your CD’s will ship out in time to jam them at your  Halloween parties! Take a moment and listen to the first single from GNG2 “Zombies Ate My Neighbors”.

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COMING SOON: Ghouls ‘N Ghosts 2http://richiebranson.com/2013/coming-ghouls-n-ghosts-2/ http://richiebranson.com/2013/coming-ghouls-n-ghosts-2/#comments Tue, 01 Oct 2013 20:17:50 +0000 http://richiebranson.com/?p=905 Continue reading ]]> Yes, last year’s classic Ghouls ‘N Ghosts EP now has a sequel. On October 31st,  you can join Random a.k.a. Mega Ran and myself as we keep zombies from eating our neighbors, struggle with our murderous alter-egos, and go on more  horror-filled rampages with guests appearances from KadeshFlow, Mister Wilson, Yung Mavrick, Bambu, and Rosebudd Redd.

Pre-sales on iTunes and Bandcamp will begin soon!

 

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