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    Last Definitive Jux release: Since We Last Spoke Year released: 2004

    Of the core Jukies associated with the label's early days, RJD2 was one of the earliest to strike out on his own. After leaving Def Jux in 2006 to focus on expanding his sound (his first album on XL Recordings, The Third Hand, was a striking and oft-maligned departure from the sound that won him diehard fanbase), RJ would go on to release a number of collaborative albums with emcees, notably 2006's Magnificent City with Aceyalone (which spawned the Mad Men theme song), 2007's Things Go Better With RJ and Al, his second full length album with Blueprint as the duo Soul Position, and his work with Aaron Livingston as Icebird. He also founded his own record label, RJ's Electrical Connections in 2009, and dropped a fourth solo album, The Colossus, in 2010. He still tours regularly and releases new music, such as the '70s horror film soundtrack-inspired side project We Are the Doorways under the pseudonym The Insane Warrior.

    What's RJD2 up to now?