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Music Producer and Musician; Known for the Opening Theme Song for AMC's "Mad Men"

RJD2 is an American music producer, singer and musician. RJD2 was born in Eugene, Oregon, and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

RJD2 began by working in the role of DJ in the Columbus rap group MHz and he later signed to Bobbito Garcia's Fondle 'Em label, releasing the self-proclaimed “mix CD” “Your Face or Your Kneecaps,” in 2001. A year later he signed to El-P's record label Definitive Jux and released his solo debut album “Deadringer” to much acclaim.

Rjd2 later collaborated with Columbus rapper Blueprint under the name Soul Position, releasing “Unlimited EP” in 2002 and “8 Million Stories” in 2003. He released his second solo album “Since We Last Spok”e on Definitive Jux in 2004 and released Soul Position's second album “Things Go Better with RJ and AL” in 2006 under Rhymesayers Entertainment label.

In 2007, he released the solo album “The Third Hand” on XL Recordings, which was a striking departure from his usual style and featured RJD2 singing and playing instruments on nearly every track. Since 2007, the beginning of RJD2's “A Beautiful Mine” has been featured as the theme song during the opening credits of AMC's “Mad Men.”

In 2009, RJD2 established his own label, RJ's Electrical Connections, and reissued “Your Face Or Your Knee Caps,” “The Horror” and “Since We Last Spoke” as well as a box set entitled “2002-2010.” RJD2’s full length “The Colossus” was released in January 2010 on his own label. Also in 2010, RJD2 remixed indie rockers Yo La Tengo's single, “Here To Fall” for the “Here To Fall Remixes” EP which included remixes by De La Soul and Pete Rock.

In February 2011, RJD2 released the album “We Are The Doorways” under the pseudonym The Insane Warrior. His latest project is Icebird, an album in collaboration with Aaron Livingston, one of the leaders of a Philadelphia-based band The Mean. Their album “Abandoned Lullaby” was released in October 2011.


RJD2 is back with new song, 'Her Majesty's Socialist Request'
Philadelphia-based hip hop producer RJD2 is entering back into the music world with his fifth studio album "More Is Than Isn't" on October 8.
RJD2 Explains How He Builds Songs From Scraps : NPR
The electronic artist best known for creating the Mad Men theme says making sample-based music can feel like chasing a ghost. Here, he walks Weekend ...
RJD2 Remixes Illogic and Blockhead's 'Live From the Horizon' Song ...
Illogic and Blockhead ndash; two hip-hop mainstays from Columbus, Ohio, and New York City, respectively ndash; will release their first collaborative.
RJD2 still king of eclecticism in new album | ASU News | The State ...
Ever since RJD2's 2002 debut album, “Deadringer,” 37-year-old Ramble John Krohn has been a prominent artist known for his ability to push the boundaries of  ...
RJD2 Shows Ambition on 'More Is Than Isn't' | Music News | Rolling ...
RJD2 has a resume as eclectic as his music: He's worked as a DJ, produced tracks for hip-hop artists like DOOM and recorded genre-blurring electronic.

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