It’s been four years since RJD2 released an album (2016’s Dame Fortune), but the veteran producer is back in action with The Fun Ones.
Assembled as a mixtape using samples taken from numerous conversations with his contemporaries–including Phonte Coleman, J-Zone, Kid Koala, Mr. Lif, and Son Little–RJ’s seventh studio album draws largely from the basic DNA of hip-hop and funk music, with heavy brass, plenty of thump, and slick chord changes. With a large emphasis on modern funk and instrumental music, there’s still a few vocal contributions from STS and Khari Mateen (“Pull Up On Love“), Homeboy Sandman, and Aceyalone.
- “No Helmet Up Indianola”
- “Indoor S’mores”
- “20 Grand Palace”
- “One of a Kind” f. Homeboy Sandman
- “High Street Will Never Die”
- “Pull Up On Love” f. STS & Khari Mateen
- “All I’m After” f. Jordan Brown
- “Flocking To The Nearest Machine”
- “And It Sold For 45k”
- “The Freshmen Lettered”
- “A Genuine Gentleman” f. Aceyalone
- “Itch Ditch Mission”
- “My Very Own Burglar Neighbor”
- “A Salute To Blood Bowl Legends”
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