Mega Ran: "We Can Help Them Spend More Time on Education and Less on Backpacks"

When you're talking to Random--aka Mega Ran, aka (to Caller ID) Raheem--it's not hard to detect the former-teacher in his voice. When he's not rapping about video games or not giving into self-doubt, he's talking in the methodical, well-practiced way of somebody who spent a lot of weekdays lecturing patiently to distractible middle schoolers.

It was especially easy to tell when I talked to him Thursday, because we were talking about backpacks--specifically the Writers Guild's Backpack Drive, scheduled for tonight at Club Red.

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Dan Moore