In the second of my two-part episode on musical worlds, I talk with Mega Ran and Sammus -- hip hop artists that create concept albums based on the classic video games Mega Man and Metroid. They talk about the challenges of creating an imaginary world in music from someone else's source material, and why they identify with the struggles of 8-bit character that fight their way through mazes with arm cannons.
IMAGINARY WORLDS IS A BI-WEEKLY PODCAST HOSTED BY ERIC MOLINSKY ABOUT SCI-FI AND OTHER FANTASY GENRES -- HOW WE CREATE THEM AND WHY WE SUSPEND OUR DISBELIEF.
Endless by Mega Ran
Mega Jam by Sono Sanctus
Splash Woman by Mega Ran
Mae Jemison by Sammus
Cybernetic Armor by Sammus
1080 by Sammus
Infinite Lives by Mega Ran and D&D Sluggers