RJD2 Returns with Seventh Album, ‘The Fun Ones’

blame it on Shake April 20, 2020

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 ColemanJ-ZoneKid KoalaMr. 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.

  1. “No Helmet Up Indianola”
  2. “Indoor S’mores”
  3. “20 Grand Palace”
  4. “One of a Kind” f. Homeboy Sandman
  5. “High Street Will Never Die”
  6. “Pull Up On Love” f. STS & Khari Mateen
  7. “All I’m After” f. Jordan Brown
  8. “Flocking To The Nearest Machine”
  9. “And It Sold For 45k”
  10. “The Freshmen Lettered”
  11. “A Genuine Gentleman” f. Aceyalone
  12. “Itch Ditch Mission”
  13. “My Very Own Burglar Neighbor”
  14. “A Salute To Blood Bowl Legends”

Press play below and be sure to add The Fun Ones wherever you get music.