Beat Konducta Vol. 3 & 4: In India
Released: Aug 2007
Label: Stones Throw Records
Madlib the Bad Kid travels to the land of Gandhi, Vishnu and telemarketers for a CD that stands as both a dope instrumental hip-hop album and an interesting cultural artifact. Sure, India's tabla beat science melds well with hip-hop's bump, but Madlib also has fun with Bollywood's low-rent string cheese, twisting the glitz and kitsch into something genuinely compelling. The songs vary from wholesale samples to polished rap tracks, and this is a must for fans of Madlib, beat archeology or Bollywood kitsch.