Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute To...
Released: Feb 2009
Label: Stones Throw Records
Madlib and DJ J-Rocc's tribute to their late friend J Dilla compiles Beat Konducta's Vol. 5: Dil Cosby Suite and Vol. 6: Dil Withers Suite and adds a new transition cut, "Dil Cosby Interlude." Unlike Dilla's focused Donuts masterpiece, Madlib embraces sonic chaos, with the conga funk of "Never Front (Ears Up)" and the sweet sadness of "Do You Know (Transition)" as two highlights from this wide-ranging 42-track (!) set. The only unifier is Madlib's homage to the "Pay Jay" motto of good weed and beats and a "Detroit Playaz" lifestyle. It's more than enough.