Mega Ran was born Raheem Jarbo in Philadelphia, where after college he pursued a rap career while teaching middle school.
Capcom, the creator of the Mega Man franchise, heard his Mega Ran album and made him the first rap artist to be licensed by a major game developer.
Mega Ran's next stateside release was the groundbreaking Forever Famicom, solely produced by Washington, DC-based K-Murdock. The album was highly rated in many circles and took the two all over the world, and served as the appetizer to what would be Mega Ran's pièce de résistance: Black Materia: Final Fantasy VII, an album based on the story of the hit Playstation title Final Fantasy VII. The album’s viral success prompted Ran to leave the classroom for music full time.
In 2015, Mega Ran's second Billboard-charting album, RNDM, showed the artist's growth and maturity, as the record charted highly on college radio above notable releases by Dr. Dre, Run The Jewels and more.
In 2018, Mega Ran received a Guinness World Record for his prolific output. His album Emerald Knights 2 was the #22 Rap Album on Billboard the week of its release.
In 2019, Ran and longtime collaborator MC Lars released a joint LP The Dewey Decibel System.