RJD2: “Since We Last Spoke”


On “Since We Last Spoke,” the Def Jux label’s star spinner, RJD2, strays further from the medium’s usual rap/soul axis and delves into arena rock, circa 1984 (Van Halen reference intended). Some critics argue that these exercises in instrumental hip-hop spread his talent too thinly; others might say he’s icing the wrong cake. But when seen as an accomplishment in turntablism, RJD2’s latest full-length is an impressive and refreshingly unpredictable listen.

Read the full review at The Japan Times Online.

RJD2: "Since We Last Spoke" | The Japan Times Online

About Jason A Jenkins

Writer, father and informavore, Jason likes working in, around and between Tokyo's creative forces. He is an avid fan of live music, carry-on luggage, people-watching and Taiwanese high-mountain oolong tea.
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