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RJD2 w/ Scroll

March 8, 2024

RJD2
Friday, March 8
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
$20 Member / $22 General Admission Advance / $25 GA Day of Show
All ages / Standing

*Member Presale: 3S Artspace Members at the "Supporter" level ($75+) and above will be emailed a code to purchase tickets before they go on sale to the public. Not a Member? Sign up or renew HERE.

Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2. It's a wondrous beast, recorded while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

"Living in Philly provided a context for a lot of soul music that I had liked," RJD2 says on the city's influence on Dame Fortune's sound. "I didn't have any cultural context for this music that I liked — it was just music that I had stumbled across as a beat making nerd. Philly was a place where there were enough people who had the same musical vocabulary that I did, which made the music more than something I had just discovered on my own."

The debut single, "Peace of What," features Jordan Brown and draws inspiration from 1990s rap legends Main Source's 1991 single "Peace Is Not the Word to Play." "When I hear people talk of peace in America, the discrepancy between our words and our actions can get fatiguing," he says on the inspiration behind the song. "I was trying to reflect the experience of people I know, which often feels like 'We're not ACTUALLY trying to do anything about this problem in our country.'"

Thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining all at once, this exhibition of musical virtuosity is a crystal-clear reflection of RJD2's cinematic aspirations, reminding listeners that it's always rewarding to expect the unexpected.

Thank you to our year-round Lead Sponsors: AC Hotel Portsmouth, MacEdge, and Raka.

 

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