Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to… is a 42-track piece dedicated to the late J Dilla. Madlib and J. Rocc – arguably Dilla’s closest musical compatriots during his time spent in Los Angeles – 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.”
February 10, 2009 marks the third anniversary of the passing of James “J-Dilla” Yancey. The prolific producer and MC from Detroit was a founding member of Slum Village, inspired countless producers with his work for A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul and many others. He left the world way too soon due to complications from Lupus.
In 2003 Dilla and Madlib released an album as the group Jaylib called Champion Sound.
To purchase copies of Beat Kondcta Vol. 5-6 hit the links below.
Madlib Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to … CD at Stones Throw
Madlib Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to … CD at Amazon