If you’re enjoying our original programming on Cluster 1 — you know, the hilarious No Cover or our mini-docs — then here’s some good news: We have another show for you. This time, it’s a reality series. But before you wince and grimace at the idea of another reality show clogging up the video streams, hear us out.
Life After Lesson Plans chronicles nerdcore rapper Random, aka MegaRan, aka Raheem Jarbo, as he transitions from being a full-time teacher into a full-time rapper. Over the years, he’s been committing to his true passion only part-time, but now he’s ready to make the “big jump”. Lucky for you, he’s been documenting the whole journey for all his fans, both new and old, to witness. This includes breaking the news to his mother, who’s been quite hesitant with his hobby.
For those scratching their heads at the name, Random is known in the nerdcore scene as MegaRan, but is actually one of a few artists whose career expands outside the genre and into more traditional hip hop. He just happens to love video games. As the only rapper sanctioned by a video game company to use their music (Capcom, if you’re wondering), Random sports an amicable resume, working alongside producer K- Murdock (of DC’s Panacea), who’s been a DJ on XM Radio for eight years running his show Subsoniq. The two of them have worked on albums and have also toured together.
So, if you’re interested in a great, real story, then Life After Lesson Plans is for you. Check out a special introduction by Random, including the first and second episodes below. Be sure to stay tuned, though, as reality unfolds week after week.