RJD2 – Deadringer
Label: RJ's Electrical Connections / Definitive Jux
Format:2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue
Released: Dec 2009
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: Instrumental, Downtempo, Hip Hop
A1 The Horror
A3 Smoke & Mirrors
A4 Good Times Roll Pt.2
Mixed By – John Chinn
B1 Final Frontier
Rap [Featuring] – Blueprint
B3 Cut Out To FL
B4 Shot In The Dark
Rap [Featuring] – Jakki
C2 Chicken-Bone Circuit
C3 The Proxy
C4 2 More Dead
D1 Take The Picture Off
D2 Silver Fox
Rap [Featuring] – Copywrite
Art Direction, Design – André Stringer, Cassidy Gearhart
Mastered By – Emily Lazar
Mixed By – RJD2 (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to D4)
Photography – Corey Piehowicz
Producer, Arranged By, Performer, Recorded By – RJD2
Produced for Rj's Electrical Connections (ASCAP); "JUNE" for Rj's Electrical Connections (ASCAP), Full Nelson (ASCAP). Copywrite appears courtesy of Eastern Conference Records. Recorded and mixed at Deathtrap except track 4, mixed at Workbook, and track 15, recorded at Intalec's. Mastered at The Lodge.
Art and design for Stat.ind.
"Salud" is the intro to the story.
"Work" introduces the first two characters I see. A man and his wife, and the love between them two.
"Silver Fox" tells us the job that the man must undertake. He is to kill someone.
"The Horror" is the chase through the city, the job for the man to kill another.
"Take The Picture Off" is the death. This is the murder.
"Shot In The Dark" is when the murderer is arrested.
"Ghostwriter" is the time spent in jail, pending the trial.
"Cut Out To FL" is the interchange between the murderer and his wife, making the plans to cut out to Florida.
"The Proxy" is the flight, but someone catches up with them to murder them.
"Chicken-Bone Circuit" is the death. The couple look back at their lives.
"2 More Dead" is self-explanatory.
"Smoke & Mirrors" is the lament over the deaths.
"Good Times Roll Pt. 2" is the end of the story.
One of the finest first album ever from a hip hop producer. Rjd2 gives here what has become a cult album. No small track on this LP. Every single song is a journey. A journey into soul, hip hop, funk, or even turntablism (cut out to fl). Each track on this album has it's own personality.
Many people have said that this album is the follow up to dj shadow's "endtroducing". That's a real mistake. Because this lp is a sample oriented "abstract hip hop" one that doesn't mean that the sound or the mood are related to the great work indeed of dj shadow.
RJD2 - The Horror
Gershon Kingsley- Hey Heysample if anyone's interested. It's a class song too.
Rjd2 - Smoke and Mirrors
RJD2 - Chicken Bone Circuit
RJD2 - 2 More Dead