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The Horror is an EP by RJD2. It was released on Definitive Jux on February 11, 2003.

The Horror
EP by
ReleasedFebruary 11, 2003 (2003-02-11)
RJD2 chronology
The Horror
Since We Last Spoke
Singles from The Horror
  1. "The Horror" / "Final Frontier (Remix)"
    Released: 2003
  2. "Sell the World" / "Ghostwriter (Remix)"
    Released: 2003

The EP peaked at number 45 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums chart,[1] as well as number 32 on the Independent Albums chart.[2]


Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [3]

Scott Hreha of Pitchfork praised The Horror as "a solid reiteration of Rj's remarkable talent."[4] Sara Jayne Crow of XLR8R described the EP as "superlatively inhuman in its quality, much like RJD2's production skills".[5] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club said: "Ten tracks of decaying beauty and dirty elegance, The Horror reaffirms RJD2's standing as one of the most gifted and original producers in underground hip-hop."[6] PopMatters critic Dave Hamilton highlighted the instrumental tracks, which he felt "perfectly capture why Deadringer ended up on so many 'best of 2002' lists".[7]

Track listingEdit

1."The Horror"4:10
2."Ghostwriter (Remix)"5:42
3."Final Frontier (Remix)" (featuring Aesop Rock, Blueprint, Murs and Vast Aire)4:12
4."Bus Stop Bitties"4:24
5."Good Times Roll Pt. 1"2:57
6."Sell the World"4:29
7."June (Remix)" (featuring Copywrite)4:23
8."Counseling (Instrumental)"4:00
9."Final Frontier (Instrumental)"4:43
10."F.H.H. (Instrumental)"4:24
Total length:43:28

The second disc CD-ROM includes the following:

  • "Exclusive Live Footage: At Beta Lounge SF and Bowery Ballroom NYC (with El-P, Murs, and Aesop Rock)"
  • "The Horror: Animated"
  • "Sneak Peak: The Making of 'The Horror' Music Video"
  • "Interactive Photo Gallery"


Credits adapted from liner notes.[8]

  • RJD2 – production
  • Ernie Stackmore – mixing
  • Nasa – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Sarah Register – mastering assistance
  • Amaechi Uzoigwe – executive production
  • Ese – project coordination
  • B. Smith – design, layout
  • Cory Piehowicz – photography


Chart (2003) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[1] 45
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[2] 32


  1. ^ a b "Rjd2 Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Rjd2 Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "The Horror – RJD2". AllMusic. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Hreha, Scott (May 5, 2003). "RJD2: The Horror EP". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Crow, Sara Jayne (May 30, 2003). "RJD2: The Horror". XLR8R. Retrieved June 8, 2018.
  6. ^ Rabin, Nathan (May 20, 2003). "The Horror". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Hamilton, Dave (May 8, 2003). "Rjd2: The Horror". PopMatters. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
  8. ^ The Horror (CD booklet). RJD2. Definitive Jux / RJ's Electrical Connections. 2003. DJX051-2.CS1 maint: others (link)

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