This week has been one hell of a week. The highly anticipated “Marvel Heroes” video game released the day before my latest album charted on the US top 100 rap charts. While I’ve had to keep very quiet about this for the longest time, I can finally announce that I composed some music for the game. In fact, there’s my name right next to Captain America’s head in the in-game credits! Special thanks to one of my main inspirations in music composition: Mark Griskey. If you’re unfamiliar with his work, listen to my Cold Republic EP. I sampled his music from Star Wars: The Old Republic. It was quite an honor to get the opportunity to compose music under his guidance. We’re really killing it this year guys!
Thanks to you guys, “From Guardia With Love” just debuted on quite a few national sales charts! Check out he above snippet from the Billboard/Soundscan top 100 rap albums chart…yes a rap album about Chrono Trigger is outselling Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa right now. Here’s how we did:#4 First week release on the Billboard Rap Chart#69 Overall Billboard Rap Chart#6 First week release on the Billboard R&B Chart#106 Overall Billboard R&B Chart#140 Overall Billboard New Artist Chart
I just want to take an extra moment to thank everyone who purchased this album and made this accomplishment possible! Of course, the epic win in all of this the fact that my proceeds of this album will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network via the Extra Life charity. Make sure you guys spread the word about this album and let’s keep it moving!
I’m back on reddit doing an AMA today. Click HERE and ask me anything!
Don’t forget to check out my chrono trigger album “From Guardia With Love” HERE!
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!
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 email@example.com 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,
It’s been awhile guys. Today is the 18th Anniversary of the original release of my favorite game of all time: Chrono Trigger. If you didn’t already know, my next album will be based on everything about this game! Below is the promo vid for the first single titled “All I Had” ( #BringBackChrono ).
Check my brother Bambu out on his verse on my city’s Mic Pass! Play this and pass it on!
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!