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RJD2 Deadringer

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RJD2 Deadringer An avid vinyl enthusiast himself, with a collection boasting over 20,000 records, RJD2 is as much of a music historian and crate-digging break-beat archeologist as he is | masterful studio... Read More Read More

RJD2 Deadringer An avid vinyl enthusiast himself, with a collection boasting over 20,000 records, RJD2 is as much of a music historian and crate-digging break-beat archeologist as he is | masterful studio wizard.  Doing as much to propel the instrumental Hip-Hop genre as the revered DJ Shadow, RJD2 proved to be a skilled groove merchant in his own right with his debut full length record DEADRINGER.  Chock full authentic sample-based Hip-Hop tracks with just 3 vocal tracks, the only hint of its crossover success is the sheer quality of the music.  DEAD RINGER is a great example of how sample-based music can draw from so many influences and sources, from tracks with heavy beats and soaring synth leads to tracks derived from bossa nova and jazz.  A great intro to how great instrumental hip-hop can be and a good example of the differentiation between Top 40 Rap and Hip-Hop.  Amazing record for parties and background music alike.

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AllMusic Review by Nic Kincaid

His debut LP for Definitive Jux, DJ/producer RJD2's Dead Ringer is a deeply creative and musically poignant hip-hop record for summer 2002. Creating a raging underground listenership from a series of 45s and white labels and being the only non-MC signed to Def Jux, RJD2's talent as a DJ and as producer, to match beats and lay cult/pop gems over dusty soul tracks, is paralleled only by people likeDJ Shadow and Z-Trip. However, his ability to record and marry MCs to his primarily instrumental and sample-based style is evidenced in outstanding tracks with Copywrite and Blueprint as well as his legacy with the MHz crew; at the end of day that puts our man from Ohio ahead of his primarily one-dimensional peer group. This set will stand out as monumental for Definitive Jux, who with their first record outside of the New York MC box continues to stride toward really being definitive in their roster and catalog of independent hip-hop.
RJD2 Deadringer
Great example of how sample-based music can draw from so many influences
masterful studio wizard
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