Richie Branson to Perform at Otakon Matsuri

richie-bransonMusic composer, producer and hip-hop artist Richie Branson, whose music is recognized for his work with Adult Swim and Marvel Studios, among others, will perform at this year’s Matsuri, to be held before Otakon 2015.

Branson (born Marcus Brown II) has worked with a variety of notable brands, including Marvel Studios and Def Jam Recordings. As a composer, Richie has worked on a multitude of notable projects, including providing additional score for the hit MMORPG Marvel Heroes, and producing soundtrack for the mobile game Mission: G-ROK, backed by Grammy-Award-winning rapper T.I. and legendary music mogul Russell Simmons.

He is also an accomplished hip-hop artist, gaining fame in 2012 after penning multiple songs for Adult Swim and touring with mc chris. After gaining a loyal following as a hip-hop performer, he achieved billboard-charting success with the release of his From Guardia With Love album.

After his nostalgia-filled videogame influenced raps went viral on various major gaming blogs (including Kotaku, IGN, Destructoid, and more), Branson began an intense study curriculum in computer programming. Armed with experience coding in C# and Javascript, he began developing his own games in late 2014.

The Otakon Matsuri is an outdoor street festival that will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 23 at Baltimore’s beautiful West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor. Admission is free to both the Otakorp membership as well as to the general public. The event features many attractions to keep attendees well-occupied: games, contests, prizes, live entertainment, great food, and even Otakon guests, who have been known to stop by and take part in the festivities.

Otakon 2015 will be held July 24-26 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD. Otakon 2015 is celebrating fairy tales, folk stories, myths, and legends.