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Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ's Electrical Connections. It's a wondrous beast, recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Streaked with Philly's rep for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness, Dame Fortune features guest vocalists Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) and frequent collaborator Phonte, while also presenting the bombastic hip-hop sound that marked RJD2's breakthrough album, Deadringer, and even an orchestral composition for the societal unrest experienced in this day and age (called "PF Day One."..the PF standing for "Post Ferguson")."Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked," RJD2 says on the city's influence on Dame Fortune's sound. "I didn't have any cultural context for this music that I liked -- it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own."The debut single, "Peace of What," features Jordan Brown and draws inspiration from 1990s rap legends Main Source's 1991 single "Peace Is Not the Word to Play." "When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing," he says on the inspiration behind the song. "I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like 'We're not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.'"Thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining all at once, this latest exhibition of musical virtuosity is a crystal-clear reflection of RJD2's cinematic aspirations, reminding listeners that it's always rewarding to expect the unexpected. RJD2 will tour throughout 2016 in support of Dame Fortune and his 20-year-plus-career.
RJD2: RJD2 is electronic hip-hop's latest DJ to break on through to the mainstream. With only four albums under his belt and countless remixed tracks, RJD2 is quickly becoming an in-demand DJ and producer. Currently on the road, RJD2 tour dates are booked across the nation. Don't miss a RJD2 concert performance; Use Eventful as your source for RJD2 tour dates and for concert schedule (2011) information.

The Columbus, Ohio native began rapping in a local hip-hop group before signing to the Definitive Jux label. he released his debut album, Deadringer, in 2002. While the album didn't make an impact on the charts, the single "Ghostwriter", was heavily licensed out to Film and TV. He released Since We Last Spoke in 2004, which peaked at #128 on the Billboard 200 and The Third Hand in 2007, which peaked at #190. RJD2 tour dates were booked on an extensive national concert tour to promote his recordings.

In 2009, RJD2 created his own label, RJ's Electrical Connections, and released his most recent solo album, The Colossus, in 2010. RJD2 maintains a hectic production schedule and works with many up-and-coming hip-hop acts trying to get their careers on track. While working on material for his next album, this hip-hop genius will be touring throughout 2011. Stay on top of RJD2 tour dates by using Eventful as your concert calendar.

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