Deadringer: Deluxe (Bonus Tracks)
Released: Jul 2002
Label: RJ's Electrical Connections
A critically acclaimed producer from Ohio, RJD2 concocts dramatic instrumental tracks by fusing layers of samples with random soundbites. Like DJ Shadow, his unusual style strikes a chord with listeners of all genres, not just hip-hop fans. Dead Ringer, his debut LP, was released by powerhouse indie label Def Jux (home to El-P, Mr. Lif, and Cannibal Ox).