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Mega Ran brings boom boom bap to kids music with 'Buddy's Magic Toy Box'

By Mark Brodie
Published: Friday, September 15, 2023 - 11:15am
Updated: Saturday, September 16, 2023 - 8:58am

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Raheem Jarbo, a.k.a. Mega Ran, in the KJZZ studio on Sept. 15, 2023.

Raheem Jarbo, a.k.a. Mega Ran, is a lot of things. Aside from being a rapper, the Phoenix-based artist is a former teacher, an author, a self-proclaimed weirdo, and recently a father.

Much of Jarbo’s two-decade career has been dedicated to video game rap, whether it’s creating music for specific games or rapping about video games and gaming related topics.

One thing remains constant throughout Jarbo’s discography: He doesn’t swear when he raps. So, it’s not totally out of left field that Mega Ran released a children’s album; it came out yesterday.

Jarbo spoke to the The Show about “Buddy’s Magic Toy Box.” 

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Mega Ran released "Buddy's Magic Toy Box" in September 2023. The album is geared toward kids.

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