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2009 release. When Madlib followed J Dilla's now-classic Donuts with an instrumental concept-album of his own, a series was born. Beat Konducta, the alias he often scribbled on the beat CDs he handed to friends and potential collaborators, left the realm of the unknown and entered the record-buying public's conscious as Madlib's latest nom de plume. Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: Dil Cosby & Dil Withers is a 42-track tribute to the late J Dilla. Madlib and J. Rocc lovingly remember their friend and reflect on his boundless influence. As was the case with Donuts and in keeping with the Beat Konducta's all-embracing musical bent, this album does not settle into one groove for too long. The result is a transfixing, sometimes jarring, and always soulful homage to the man Madlib crowned King Of The Beats.
Spin (p.81) - "Madlib has his won way of mourning, so he stocks the 42-track odyssey with swaggering soul loops, herb anthems, and Rasta poetry."
CMJ - "VOL. 5: DIL COSBY SUITE starts off with thick, syrupy soul that's markedly reverent and somber."
Pitchfork (Website) - "As an elegy, a payment of a gratefully acknowledged artistic debt and an expansion of one man's sound, the fifth and sixth volumes of Madlib's BEAT KONDUCTA series are a stirring culmination of everything Dilla did to affect Madlib as a musician."
Since J Dilla's DONUTS served as the inspiration for Madlib's own instrumental BEAT KONDUCTA series, it's only fitting that the Oxnard indie hip-hop hero dedicate one to his fallen friend and sometime partner. Originally released as two vinyl-only installments (DIL COSBY SUITE and DIL WITHERS SUITE), BEAT KONDUCTA VOL. 5 & 6 appears in CD form on Stones Throw. Mixed by DJ J. Rocc of the World Famous Beatjunkies, BEAT KONDUCTA VOL. 5 & 6 is a bittersweet crate-diggin' journey made up of 42 short beat snippets (never more than a minute or two) that is as much Madlib as it is Dilla.
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