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Concert Thu Mar 11 2010

RJD2 comes to the Metro this Saturday

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Chances are even if you aren't familiar with RJD2, you've heard at least one of his songs before. He's the man behind the theme music to the popular AMC television show Mad Men, his haunting instrumental leading into the start of each liquor soaked episode. But if all you know is this one song, I beg you to dig deeper and find one of the hardest working and most genre bending hip-hop producers of today.

His latest album, The Colossus, is the first self-produced and self-released album for RJD2 on his own label, RJ's Electrical Connections. He's also re-acquired the master recordings to all of his Definitive Jux catalog, and has re-released them as well, making (in his own words) "a massive step towards being completely independent and working on my own terms, artistically and business-wise." The Colossus is a total untouched vision of an artist, with every beat, word, and moment not being clouded by the judgment of a label, producer, or multiple other nuisances. The product is a rich mix of funky soul, deep layers of production that are warm, polished, and clearly a joyful labor of love.

Check out the awesome video for his track "Let There Be Horns." It features a cubicle-dwelling minotaur that also pops prescription pills. That should be enough of a teaser to make you click play below.

RJD2 plays the Metro this Saturday, March 13th. The show is 18+ Doors open at 8pm, and the show starts at 9pm with opening acts Happy Chichester and Breaking Science. Tickets are $21 in advance or $25 day of the show. You can purchase tickets online here.

 
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