Song of the Day: The Stranger by RJD2

RJD2 (born Ramble John “RJ” Krohn on May 27, 1976) is an American music producer and musician. RJD2 was born in Eugene, Oregon and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was signed to the Definitive Jux label where he released two largely instrumental hip hop albums and has produced tracks for many prominent rappers. However, he has now left Def Jux and has signed with XL Recordings. His 2007 album, The Third Hand, is a striking departure from his usual style and features RJD2 singing and playing instruments on nearly every track.

In 2009, RJD2 established his own label, RJ’s Electrical Connections and reissued three early records as well as a box set. Rjd2’s new full length The Colossus was released on January 19, 2010 on his new label, which is distributed by The Orchard.

RJD2’s work has been used heavily in media and advertisement, particularly the singles “The Horror” and “Ghostwriter”. Since 2007, Rjd2’s “A Beautiful Mine” has been the opening theme for AMC’s Mad Men

Rjd2
Birth name Ramble John Krohn
Also known as RJ
Born May 27, 1976 (age 36)
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Genres Hip hop, Electronica, Rock, Trip hop, Nu jazz
Occupations Producer, musician
Years active 1993–present
Labels Definitive Jux
XL
Associated acts Soul Position
Website rjselectricalconnections.com
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