RJD2 - Deadringer flac album

RJD2 - Deadringer flac album Performer: RJD2
Title: Deadringer
Style: Instrumental, Abstract, Downtempo
Released: 2001
Country: US
MP3 album: 1478 mb
FLAC album: 1136 mb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: DXD MMF AA RA AU VOX VQF
Genre: Electronic / RAP / Hip-hop

Deadringer is the debut solo studio album by RJD2. It was released on Definitive Jux on July 23, 2002. It features vocal contributions from Blueprint, Jakki da Motamouth, and Copywrite. Early copies included a hidden song on the last track, titled "Here's What's Left. Ghostwriter" was featured in advertisements for Washington State Lottery and Wells Fargo, as well as in the film Wimbledon.

Definitive Jux., 2002. Rjd2 is in the very enviable position of being the hottest new artist on Def Jux, which is quickly establishing itself as the epicenter of post-millennial hip hop. After Rjd2 dropped the superb I Really Like Your Def Jux Baby Tee earlier this year, a steady buzz began to build that Deadringer would be the next step in instrumental, sample-based hip-hop. Def Jux guru El-P even declared that this record will "change the motherfuckin' world. Heads began to salivate with expectations of a terse, discordant soundscape that mingled the cinematic glory of DJ Shadow with the decidedly.

Chris Ryan of Spin said, " goes spelunking for everything from flamenco and pastoral folk to the kind of raw funk breaks that most groove merchants only dream of uncovering". Tony Van Groningen of Stylus Magazine noted that "RJD2 effortlessly changes directions and adds unexpected elements to the mix that do more to perfect the songs than to muddle them.

Deadringer is the debut studio album by American hip hop producer RJD2. Release date: July 23, 2002. Label: Definitive Jux. Clear disc tray?: Yes. The Horror (F Minor). Smoke & Mirrors (C Minor). Good Times Roll Pt. 2 (G Minor). Final Frontier (D Minor). Ghostwriter (F Minor). Cut Out to FL (A Minor). Shot in the Dark (D Minor). Chicken-Bone Circuit (A Minor). 2 More Dead (G Minor). Take the Picture Off (A Minor). Silver Fox (G Minor).

Produced for Rj's Electrical Connections (ASCAP); "JUNE" for Rj's Electrical Connections (ASCAP), Full Nelson (ASCAP).

Album · 2002 · 18 Songs.


The Horror 4:11
Salud 0:38
Smoke & Mirrors 4:26
Good Times Roll Pt. 2 4:57
Final Frontier 4:25
Ghostwriter 5:17
Cut Out To FL 3:42
F.H.H. 4:31
Shot In The Dark 1:21
Chicken-Bone Circuit 3:54
The Proxy 2:14
2 More Dead 5:17
Take The Picture Off 1:02
Silver Fox 3:31
June 6:03
Work 3:38
Here's What's Left 5:58


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DJX35 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002
none RJD2 Dead Ringer ‎(CDr, Promo) Definitive Jux none US 2001
DJX35 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(2xLP, Album) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 UK 2002
DJX35CD, 088.0035.020 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album) Definitive Jux, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] DJX35CD, 088.0035.020 Europe 2002
DJX35 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002
CVOS1055 Rjd2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album, RE) Creative Vibes CVOS1055 Australia 2002
DJX35 Rjd2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album, RE) Definitive Jux DJX35 US 2002
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2009
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2009
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2015
RJEC004 RJD2 Deadringer ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Yel) RJ's Electrical Connections RJEC004 US 2015

Comments: (18)
The pressing is not poorly mastered. It is intentional as another user pointed out. The CD & record sound exactly the same.
I've seen people on Discogs and on Amazon complain about this album's sound quality. Some blame it on the pressing or the engineer who mastered it. I originally bought this album digitally. The qualities of the tracks are exactly how RJD2 intended them. Every vinyl click and pop was meant to be there. Any distortion was meant to be there. I could understand fans of vinyl being disconcerted by the crackles and pops, but those are parts of the tracks, not scratches on the disc.I was sad to find that the hidden track after Work, Here's What's Left, is missing from the vinyl pressing. I understand why, though. It's a long track at almost six minutes and there's no room for it on what's already a double LP.
Smooth grooves. Drums sound fantastic. A gem of the collection.
The first pressing of this record sounds great, def jux knew how to do it, later pressings are trash
Anyone venture to get this and can say if this is an improvement over the 2009 pressing? A few complaints about that one, so I'm hesitant to trust this one...
the distortion on Work is unbearable. Bad pressing overall. Not sure if the first pressing is better.
he's the guy with the hit record... . . .
Sounds awful. Don't buy this pressing. It does not sound good.
Dunno about you guys, but this is one of the worst sounding pressings in my collection....
I have worst in my tiny collection. But this one truly is a disappointment.
RJD2's debut, DEADRINGER, made a huge splash... and how could it not, with such a gripping, spooky and funky opener as "The Horror"? But as he moves into the moody blues of "Smoke & Mirrors" and the soul of "Good Times Roll Pt.2," he begins to show his range. "Ghostwriter" takes a mellow folk path while the spaghetti western interlude of "Shot In The Dark" pops in momentarily to make itself known, as does the shiny "The Proxy." All throughout, there's plenty of dexterous scratching to accompany the more straightforward tracks, and it all comes together in a powerful package. Indeed, the closer, "Work" carries an ache to it, and the hidden track, "Here's What's Left" is a lovely slice of instrumental soul. A powerful debut.
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 disk. 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. Anyway, to cut a long story short, I'll suggest you buy this album. You'll find that it'll turn to be one of the best enjoyable expense you'll make in your life! Juan (and sorry for the loosy english)
I like that story idea, but i think he just made some amazing music and then gave it a natural order. The music evokes immense happiness, longing, memories, regrets, and just pure joy. As such it can be about anything, and most things. But it seems to be of recollections, reflections and then their reconsilliation.
RJD2 hits the spot with this album. It seems to weave a story with its haunting beats, and its reference to retro music. In a word, this is haunting music. I'm also pretty sure the CD might be setting a story out for us that we can interperet by the scattered tracks. Whenever I listen to this CD, a series of images play out in my mind, playing a story to the music. Here's a little chart of the story that I imagine when I listen to this CD: "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. Is this little story plausible? Well, it's open to interpretation. Did RJD2 have this story in mind when making this CD? Maybe, and maybe not. But the fact that this music can evoke such emotion and such images supports the fact that this music is just really damn good. Try this album out. Maybe you can come up with your own story that you see when you listen to this.
watching to future
A brilliant album mixing both instrumental tracks and origial rap tunes featuring Def Jux artists. Completly different to DJ Shadow, yet similar, RJD2 makes use of samples and original material to create every track on Deadriger. Tracks such as 'Chicken-Bone Circuit' sample Lovage, whom Dan The Automator is a part of, possibly my favourite track on the album, as the drum breaks are quite complex. Great album. If you're in search of something similar to DJ Shadow, check this out.
Early copies of Deadringer included a "hidden" song on the same track as "Work," titled "Here's What's Left." A slow, wistful track making use of sampled vocals (much like "Smoke and Mirrors"), it was one of the best songs on the album, if not the best. Unfortunately, Def Jux were forced to drop it from later pressings due to a sample clearance problem. If you have an early pressing, hang on to it! "Here's What's Left" can be gotten with a bit of searching on P2P networks- it's worth it.
Until i heard "June" on a Spex (german music magazine) compilation CD i was a desillusionated hiphop fan who thought that i´ve heard almost every beat & break with my 27 years... But this record opened my eyes again=Fresh Breakz, new ideas, DJShadowlike Nerdism and a nice attitude ! Buy this record if u don´t know it already this double 12" rules !
Vital Beast
Juggling solo ventures, producing rappers, and Djing, the man is certainly in the hot seat at the moment. It has been said by many legendary producers that the ultimate goal is to move a crowd-not just to dance, but sometimes also to feel and think. In this vein, RJD2 is only continuing a time-honored tradition