Following upon the success of 'The Colossus', RJD2 returns with 'Inversions of the Colossus', a companion piece of its own unique nature. The 'instrumental'
album is a time honored tradition in hip-hop that RJD2 has taken advantage of whenever possible-without an instrumental version of 'Magnificent City', there would be no MAD MEN theme! However, 'Inversions' is a new twist on the idea: in essence, all 7 of the vocal songs on 'The Colossus' appear here sans vocals. The remainder of the album is made up of 7 new songs- 14 tracks in all! Ranging from banging dance floor funk to extreme psychedelia, it follows a similar 'no format' approach as 'The Colossus' did. Yet another solid collection of classic RJD2.
The Colossus should remind everyone how talented DJ-producer Ramble John Krohn was before he crafted the award winning Mad Men theme. It's his finest album since 2002's instrumental hip-hop classic 'Deadringer', balanching puncy funk ('Let There Be Horns') with soul ballads ('Games You Can Win,' featuring pensive vocals from Kenna). --Spin
The Colossus hopscotches across RJD2's resume like a giddy kid...Krohn's the real deal, in a world full of one-dimensional derivatives. --Filter
The dude's hard to top for tough-as-nails, superior grade cinematic funk, deft detours down dark corridors, bits of biting wit and here and there, 'The Shining Path,' for instance, a surprisingly tender side. --Rupert Bottenberg, Montreal Mirror