Melvin‘s never leaving the basement, and he‘s definitely never gonna grow up!
The Song: “Grow Up” by Random
I was a young’n maybe 7 or 8
When I was up late playin games ‘fore I was straight
Babysitter on the couch tryin to get her freak on
I’m passin level after level thinkin I’ma be PWN
But little did I know they didn’t have any endings
Every couple of levels I would go back to the beginning
Hard lesson to learn, but I recovered fine
Couldn’t beat Pitfall and got tired of tryin
But when the NES came around I had to get down
If you ain’t have it on the block then you was ‘bound to get clowned
My game was Super Mario, I played it to death
First to get a hundred men kickin turtles on the steps
Learned that from GamePro, but it’s a shame though
Nowadays video games ain’t the same bro
Too complicated and they ain’t worth the price
You know somethin they a lot like life, and that’s why
The Artist: Random is a rapper and producer named Raheem Jarbo whose music wasn‘t really noticed until the release of his album Mega Ran, which was a tribute to the Mega Man series. That album landed him a spot performing at Capcom‘s San Diegeo Comic Con booth. Random has since performed music devoted to a number of games and game series, and has since created original music for two games, and his songs have found their way into multiple movies.
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