Black Materia: The Remake 2xLP
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Ten years in the making, Black Materia: The Remake is a hip hop tribute to Final Fantasy VII, one of the greatest video games of all time.
Video game rapper Raheem “Mega Ran” Jarbo and record label GameChops are releasing Black Materia: The Remake, a 22-track album of original rap songs inspired by Final Fantasy VII Remake, the award-winning 2020 reboot of one of the most popular video games of all time. Black Materia: The Remake is a clean Hip Hop / Rap album with no profanity.
Featuring twenty five guest producers and rappers, Black Materia: The Remake takes listeners on a hip hop journey through Final Fantasy VII. The classic RPG game centers on a group of heroic revolutionaries fighting to bring down Shinra, an energy company that’s destroying the planet for profit.
Black Materia: The Remake retells the video game’s acclaimed story through narrative lyricism and powerful performances. The beats and backing tracks feature memorable moments from Nobuo Uematsu’s acclaimed Final Fantasy VII score.
For Mega Ran, Black Materia: The Remake is the culmination of a more than decade-long career making hip hop tributes to video games.
“Final Fantasy 7 is eternal,” Ran says. “The magic surrounding that game will never die. The Black Materia album represents a landmark in the story of Mega Ran; so it was a little nerve-wracking to attempt to revisit it. But I knew if we were going to do it, it had to be bigger. We've all learned so much since 2011, and it's a welcome challenge to get together and showcase that.”
- Black Materia: The Remake is a double disc album, pressed on heavy-weight splattered black vinyl, enclosed in a gatefold jacket.
- This release contains exclusive artwork and masters created specifically for the vinyl release of Black Materia: The Remake.
- This is a single pressing with no re-pressings planned.