Since We Last Spoke

Album Review of Since We Last Spoke by RJD2.

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Since We Last Spoke

RJD2

Since We Last Spoke by RJD2

Release Date: May 18, 2004
Record label: Definitive Jux
Genre(s): Indie, Hip-Hop

60 Music Critic Score
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Since We Last Spoke - Average, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Instrumental hip-hop can be a tough way to succeed, financially or artistically. The commercial world puts a low price on non-superstar productions and, for independent rap, the specter of DJ Shadow towers over all who come after him. Though it was overhyped, the full debut of Rjd2 in 2002 (Dead Ringer) illustrated there was additional ground left to plow.

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was only somewhat favourable

Any review of RJD2’s new album Since We Last Spoke is guaranteed to reference DJ Shadow; it’s simply unavoidable. His 2002 debut Deadringer, on Definitive Jux, is considered a minor hip hop classic, many critics and fans making immediate parallels to DJ Shadow’s groundbreaking Entroducing released six years prior. There is no doubt that both have influenced a new hip hop landscape.

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