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RJD2

Aboard The Circle Line

Friday, August 22, 2014

Rocks Off Concert Cruise Aboard The Circle Line

Boards: 7:00pm / Departs: 8:00pm
Circle Line Pier 83 - W. 42nd St + West Side Highway Maps & Directions

Advance: $35

This event is 18+

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Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2, out March 25th on RJ’s Electrical Connections. It’s a wondrous beast, recorded over the past year while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Streaked with Philly’s rep for deeply felt soul music while maintaining a playful sense of adventurousness, Dame Fortune features guest vocalists Son Little (aka Aaron Livingston) 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 (called “PF Day One”…the PF standing for “Post Ferguson”).

“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 latest 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. RJD2 will tour throughout 2016 in support of Dame Fortune and his 20-year-plus-career.

Aboard The Circle Line
Aboard The Circle Line

This cruise is aboard the CIRCLE LINE MANHATTAN and will depart from the Circle Line Pier (Pier 83) at 42nd Street and The West Side Highway.

We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So, dont be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin' on the dock, watching the party sailing away!

There are cash bars on board (as well as food for purchase) so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. All cruises are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com

Departs From: 

Circle Line Pier 83 - W. 42nd Street and West Side Hwy.
*RAIN OR SHINE!*
*LAST CALL for the boats is 5 minutes before departure. After this time your tickets may be forfeited and you may not be able to board the boat, so please arrive early*