RJD2

Real Name:
Ramble Jon Krohn
Profile:
American Hip Hop/Electronic producer and Dj.

Born as Ramble Jon Krohn on May 27, 1976 in Eugene, Oregon, but Columbus, Ohio was where RJD2 was born. Starting off as the producer behind Megahertz (or simply Mhz), and coming out on his own in 2001 on the Def Jux Presents... compilation. From there, he's grown from being labeled "the next DJ Shadow" to standing on his own, making music alone and producing beats for others.
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Albums

none Deadringer — RJD2 RJD2 Deadringer (Album) Definitive Jux none US 2001 Sell This Version
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DJX-53i Deadringer - Bonus Interview Disc — RJD2 RJD2 Deadringer - Bonus Interview Disc(CDr, Ltd, Promo) Definitive Jux DJX-53i US 2002 Sell This Version
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DJX22-p Definitive Jux Presents II — RJD2 RJD2 Definitive Jux Presents II(CD, MP, Smplr) Definitive Jux DJX22-p UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none Since We Last Spoke — RJD2 RJD2 Since We Last Spoke (Album) Definitive Jux, Definitive Jux none US 2003 Sell This Version
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none Magnificent City — RJD2 Aceyalone Accompanied By RJD2 Aceyalone Accompanied By RJD2 - Magnificent City (Album) Decon, Project Blowed none 2005 Sell This Version
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BTP010 Things Go Better Instrumentals — RJD2 RJD2 Things Go Better Instrumentals(CD) Bustown Pride BTP010 US 2007 Sell This Version
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XL CD 207 The Third Hand — RJD2 Rjd2 The Third Hand (Album) XL Recordings XL CD 207 US 2007 Sell This Version
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RJEC009 The Colossus — RJD2 RJD2 The Colossus (Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC009 US 2010 Sell This Version
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RJEC010 Inversions Of The Colossus — RJD2 RJD2 Inversions Of The Colossus (Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC010 US 2010 Sell This Version
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RJEC0014 More Is Than Isn't — RJD2 RJD2 More Is Than Isn't (Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC0014 US 2013 Sell This Version
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RJE100152 STS x RJD2  — RJD2 STS (7) & RJD2 STS (7) & RJD2 - STS x RJD2 (CD, Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJE100152 US 2015 Sell This Version
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RJEC0017 Dame Fortune — RJD2 RJD2 Dame Fortune (Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC0017 US 2016 Sell This Version
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RJEC00231 The Fun Ones — RJD2 RJD2 The Fun Ones (Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC00231 US 2020 Sell This Version
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RJEC0024 Escape From Sweet Auburn — RJD2 STS (7) X RJD2 STS (7) X RJD2 - Escape From Sweet Auburn (Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC0024 Europe 2022 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

BPM001, AV 003 Pryor Convictions EP — RJD2 RJD2 & Poppa Hopp are The Dirty Birds RJD2 & Poppa Hopp are The Dirty Birds - Pryor Convictions EP(12", EP) Battersea Park Music, Altered Vibes BPM001, AV 003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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DJX08 June — RJD2 RJD2 June(12", Single) Def Jux DJX08 US 2001 Sell This Version
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BPM003, AV 005 Here's What's Left — RJD2 RJD2 Here's What's Left Altered Vibes, Battersea Park Music BPM003, AV 005 US 2001 Sell This Version
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DJX012 Let The Good Times Roll — RJD2 RJD2 Let The Good Times Roll (Maxi, Single) Definitive Jux DJX012 US 2001 Sell This Version
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HHS003, 0003 Rain / Find You Out — RJD2 RJD2 Rain / Find You Out HipHopSite.com Recordings, Bustown Pride HHS003, 0003 US 2002 Sell This Version
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CHLT 037 Explosive — RJD2 Diverse Featuring RJD2 & Lyrics Born Diverse Featuring RJD2 & Lyrics Born - Explosive (Single, Maxi) Chocolate Industries CHLT 037 US 2003 Sell This Version
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none The Horror — RJD2 RJD2 The Horror (EP) Definitive Jux none US 2003 Sell This Version
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DJX46 The Horror — RJD2 Rjd2Deadringer* The Horror (Maxi) Definitive Jux DJX46 US 2003 Sell This Version
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DJX60 Sell The World — RJD2 RJD2 Sell The World(7") Definitive Jux DJX60 US 2003 Sell This Version
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DJX92 The Mashed Up Mixes — RJD2 RJD2 The Mashed Up Mixes Definitive Jux DJX92 US 2004 Sell This Version
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58213, CCV 09 Coke Dj-culture — RJD2 Dj Premier & Rjd2 Dj Premier & Rjd2 - Coke Dj-culture(12", Promo, Red) Coke Dj-culture, Coke Dj-culture 58213, CCV 09 Germany 2004 Sell This Version

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nixego

nixego

November 2, 2008
Without overexaggeration, RJD2 has been one of the most influential artists in my life - he is quite simply a genius.

It goes without question, but if there should be only one example of why sampling SHOULD be considered an artform in itself, it should be the example RJD2 sets when he flips old, obscure soul tracks into beautiful soul-wrenching masterpieces.

And it's not about the quality of production neccessarily. RJD2 operates in a universe far from concerning himself about such "insignificant" details - ie if a loop is cut containing a few miliseconds of the following measure or the crackle-popping of the vinyl sample. His "rough around the edges" universe only cares that the overall productions drip with human emotion and soul. And by god they do.

RJD2's drums are a thing of wonder. Take for example the ethereal feel of 'Some's Second Kiss' and 'One Day' from "Since We Last Spoke". I can't remember the last time tracks made me feel so human.

Without a doubt, RJD2 is one of the leading producers of his time.

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