Fame Fortune, the sixth studio album by veteran producer and cratedigger extraordinaire RJD2, is streaked with Philadelphia’s reputation for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness. No song better represents this than the album’s slinky centerpiece, “We Come Alive” featuring Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston). Working together in various entities, most recently the duo’s Icebird project, the producer and guest vocalist have a creative connection easily recognized by the strength of this standout single. As described by RJ, “Our musical tastes are very similar—he can go from Black Sabbath to Dennis Brown and not miss a beat. We work very well together.”
Dame Fortune was recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia before RJD2 moved back to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. In addition to Son Little, the thought-provoking, yet deliciously entertaining album features guest vocals by Jordan Brown, Blueprint and frequent collaborator Phonte, while also presenting the bombastic hip-hop sound that marked RJD2’s breakthrough album, Deadringer, and even an orchestral composition for the societal unrest experienced in this day and age.
Dame Fortune is out March 25th on RJ’s Electrical Connections. iTunes pre-orders come with instant grat downloads of “Peace of What,” “The Sheboygan Left,” and “We Come Alive” featuring Son Little.
RJD2 TOUR DATES:
Sun. March 18 – Austin, TX @ The Blackheart Bar
Fri. March 18 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Fri. April 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
Sat. April 9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat. April 23 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Fri. April 29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
Sat. May 14 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
Sat. May 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Sun. May 29 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Pre-order Dame Fortune: http://radi.al/RJD2DameFortune