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RJD2 on modern music: "I really don't care about being culturally relevant"

Since 2000, RJD2 (aka RJ Krohn) has been creating anthemic hip-hop tracks. Live, the turntablist dominates four decks while seamlessly mixing classic songs in with his own original beats. In the studio, RJD2 is continuously working to progress his sound, from laboring over honing the brass sections to finding just the right drums. In advance of his upcoming Denver dates at the Bluebird, we spoke with RJD2 about More Is Than Isn't, his latest release, the influence of Pete Rock, his aversion to repeating himself artistically and more.

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Britt Chester is a writer and video producer living in Denver, Colorado. He's covered breaking news, music, arts and cannabis for Westword since 2010. His work has appeared in GQ Magazine, Village Voice, YES! Weekly, Inman News and the Winston-Salem Journal. He likes running, cycling, and interviewing people.
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