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Beat Konducta is a 7-album series released by hip hop musician Madlib. "Beat Konducta" is also an alias which Madlib uses. The series began officially in 2006 with the release of Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes. The album was stylistically a companion to (James Yancey) J Dilla's Donuts , which was released the month before, 3 days prior to Yancey's death. He has since followed with Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India in 2007 and Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to...(Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suite) in 2008, which is a tribute to Yancey.

Madlib rapper, producer

Otis Jackson Jr., known professionally as Madlib, is an American DJ, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper. He is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed hip hop producers of the 2000s and has collaborated with different hip hop artists, under a variety of pseudonyms, including with MF DOOM, as well as J Dilla. Madlib has described himself as a "DJ first, producer second, and MC last," and he has done several projects as a DJ, mixer, or remixer.

J Dilla American record producer

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<i>Donuts</i> (album) 2006 studio album by J Dilla

Donuts is the second studio album by the American hip hop producer J Dilla, released on February 7, 2006 by Stones Throw Records. It was released on the day of his 32nd birthday and three days before his death, thus making it the final album released during J Dilla's lifetime.

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Volume 0

Beat Konducta Vol. 0: Earth Sounds
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Studio album by
Madlib
Released2001
Genre Instrumental hip hop, remix, hip hop
Label Stones Throw
Producer The Loopdigga
Madlib chronology
Angles Without Edges
(2001)
Beat Konducta Vol. 0: Earth Sounds
(2001)
Blunted in the Bomb Shelter
(2002)

Beat Konducta Vol. 0: Earth Sounds or commonly known as Beat Conductor and Earth Sounds is the prequel project to the Beat Konducta instrumental albums by hip hop producer Madlib. Recorded sometime around 1994 to 1996, these tracks were released on Stones Throw Records in 2001. This album was released in the format of two 7-inch EPs. It was also produced by Madlib under the alias of "The Loopdigga."

An instrumental is a musical composition or recording without lyrics, or singing, although it might include some inarticulate vocals, such as shouted backup vocals in a Big Band setting. Through semantic widening, a broader sense of the word song may refer to instrumentals. The music is primarily or exclusively produced using musical instruments. An instrumental can exist in music notation, after it is written by a composer; in the mind of the composer ; as a piece that is performed live by a single instrumentalist or a musical ensemble, which could range in components from a duo or trio to a large Big Band, concert band or orchestra.

Hip hop subculture including music, dance and graffiti

Hip hop or hip-hop, is a culture and art movement that began in the Bronx in New York City during the early 1970s. The origin of the word is often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx. While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music, hip hop is characterized by nine elements, of which only four elements are considered essential to understand hip hop musically. The main elements of hip hop consist of four main pillars. Afrika Bambaataa of the hip hop collective Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of hip hop culture, coining the terms: "rapping", a rhythmic vocal rhyming style (orality); DJing, which is making music with record players and DJ mixers ; b-boying/b-girling/breakdancing (movement/dance); and graffiti. Other elements of hip hop subculture and arts movements beyond the main four are: hip hop culture and historical knowledge of the movement (intellectual/philosophical); beatboxing, a percussive vocal style; street entrepreneurship; hip hop language; and hip hop fashion and style, among others. The fifth element, although debated, is commonly considered either street knowledge, hip hop fashion, or beatboxing.

Stones Throw Records record label

Stones Throw Records is an American independent record label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released music ranging from hip-hop to experimental psych-rock since its inception. LA Weekly deemed the label an "eternally evolving experiment" in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Track List

  • Side A
  1. "Earth Sounds"
  2. "Conducted Rhythms"
  3. "Collie And Beer"
  • Side B
  1. "Breaks of Meditate Pt. 1"
  2. "Elements of Mr. Crabfeather"
  3. "Blades"
  • Side C
  1. "Pike's Strike" (featuring Yesterdays New Quintet)
  2. "Chops & Thangs"
  3. "Lost Lust"
  4. "Drama Scene #4"
  • Side D
  1. "Ashby Road"
  2. "Soul Sonata"
  3. "Mindtouch" (featuring Yesterdays New Quintet)

Samples

  1. "Conducted Rhythms" contains samples of "Basketball Throwdown" by Cold Crush Brothers

Volumes 1-2

Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 21, 2006
Genre Hip hop
Length59:19
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
The Funky Side of Life
(2005)
Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes
(2006)
Liberation
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes is an instrumental album by Madlib, an American hip hop musician signed to Stones Throw Records. The album, entirely produced by Madlib under the alias of the Beat Konducta, is meant to be a soundtrack to a nonexistent movie in Madlib's imagination. The album boasts an extensive use of 1970s soul samples, but there are also hints of various soundtracks, rock and funk.

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Hip hop music music genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping

Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the late 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted. It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching with turntables, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Other elements include sampling beats or bass lines from records, and rhythmic beatboxing. While often used to refer solely to rapping, "hip hop" more properly denotes the practice of the entire subculture. The term hip hop music is sometimes used synonymously with the term rap music, though rapping is not a required component of hip hop music; the genre may also incorporate other elements of hip hop culture, including DJing, turntablism, scratching, beatboxing, and instrumental tracks.

Track listing

Volume 1
  1. "The Comeback (Madlib)"
  2. "The Payback (Gotta)"
  3. "Face the Sun (Africa)"
  4. "Open (Space)"
  5. "Tape Hiss (Dirty)"
  6. "Sir Bang (Bounce)"
  7. "Third Ear (More)"
  8. "Stax (Strings)"
  9. "Electric Company (Voltage-Watts)"
  10. "Left on Silverlake (Ride)"
  11. "Painted Pictures (Art)"
  12. "Gold Jungle (Tribe)"
  13. "Offbeat (Groove)"
  14. "Pyramids (Change)"
  15. "Eternal Broadcaster (Authentic)"
  16. "Spanish Bells (High Dreams)"
Volume 2
  1. "The Rock (Humps)"
  2. "Box Top (Cardboard Dues)"
  3. "West Zone (Coastin')"
  4. "Filthy (Untouched)"
  5. "Friends (Foes)"
  6. "Toe Fat (Ghettozone)"
  7. "Money Hugger (Gold Diggin')"
  8. "The Comeup (Come Down)"
  9. "Two Timer (The Pimp)"
  10. "Chopstyle (Suey Blast)"
  11. "Black Mozart (Opus II)"
  12. "Understanding (Comprehension)"
  13. "Snake Charmer (Heads Up)"
  14. "Old Age (Youngblood)"
  15. "Fukwitus (The Eights)"
  16. "African Walk (Zamunda)"
  17. "Whutkanido (Can Do It)"
  18. "The Forest (Greens)"
  19. "Outerlimit (Space Ho)"

Chart positions

  • Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes [5]
    • Chart: Top Heatseakers
      • Peak position: 35
      • Year: 2006
    • Chart: Top Independent Albums
      • Peak position: 38
      • Year: 2006

Credits

  • Executive producer: Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Mastering: Dave Cooley, Kelly Hibbert
  • Photography: B+
  • Artwork & Design: Jeff Jank
Peanut Butter Wolf Hip hop DJ

Christopher George Manak, better known by his stage name Peanut Butter Wolf, is an American disc jockey and record producer from San Jose, California. He is based in Los Angeles, where he moved to in 2000. He is the founder of Stones Throw Records.

Volumes 3-4

Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 28, 2007
Genre Hip hop
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
Yesterdays Universe
(2007)
Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India
(2007)
Perseverance
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Beat Konducta Vol 3-4: Beat Konducta in India is an instrumental album by Madlib, an American hip hop musician signed to Stones Throw Records. The album, entirely produced by Madlib under the alias of the Beat Konducta, features hip hop beats which use samples of Bollywood music.

Track listing

Volume 3
  1. Enter...Hot Curry - 2:25
  2. Indian Hump - 2:34
  3. Movie Finale - 1:44
  4. Raw Tranquility Pt. 3 - 1:54
  5. Freeze - 1:36
  6. Masala - 1:08
  7. OnThatNewThing - 1:31
  8. Indian Deli - 1:47
  9. The Rumble - 2:32
  10. Dancing Girls Theme - 1:57
  11. Piano Garden - 1:45
  12. Dark Alley Incidental Music - 2:23
  13. Early Party - 1:53
  14. Fifth Chant - 1:32
  15. The Rip Off (Scene 3) - 1:02
  16. Sitar Ride - 2:23
Volume 4
  1. Get It Right - 1:56
  2. More Rice - 2:06
  3. Accordion for Raj - 1:51
  4. Indian Bells - 1:36
  5. Club Scene - 1:27
  6. Duel - 1:55
  7. Organ Stroll - 1:20
  8. In the Cave - 1:23
  9. Malfunction - 1:08
  10. Victory - 0:20
  11. Smoke Circle - 1:42
  12. Raw Ground Wire - 1:17
  13. New Bombay - 2:11
  14. Shah Sound - 1:54
  15. Another Getaway - 2:24
  16. Main Title - 1:31
  17. (Variations) - 2:47
  18. No Sitar (Outro) - 1:54

Chart positions

  • Beat Konducta Vol 1-2: Movie Scenes [5]
    • Chart: Top Heatseakers
      • Peak position: 11
      • Year: 2006

Volumes 5-6

Beat Konducta Vol 5-6
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 10, 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length67:19
Label Stones Throw Records
Producer Madlib
Madlib chronology
WLIB AM: King of the Wigflip
(2008)
Beat Konducta Vol 5-6
(2009)
In Search of Stoney Jackson
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Pitchfork Media (8.3/10) [8]
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Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute to… (Dil Cosby and Dil Withers Suite) is an instrumental album produced by Madlib, an American hip hop musician signed to Stones Throw Records. The album, along with J Rocc, is meant to be a tribute to his deceased friend J Dilla. This album boasts an extensive use of soul, jazz and funk.

Track listing

Volume 5
  1. For My Mans (Prelude)
  2. The Mystery (Dilla’s Still Here)
  3. Beat Provider (Through the Years)
  4. J’s Day Theme #3 (Support)
  5. In Jah Hands (Dilla’s Lament)
  6. Get Dollaz (24-7)
  7. The String (Heavy Jones)
  8. Two for Pay Jay (No Dough, No Show)
  9. No More Time? (The Change)
  10. Do You Know? (Transition)
  11. Dirty Hop (The Shuffle)
  12. Floating Soul (Peace)
  13. Infinity Sound (Never Ending)
  14. Sacrifice (Beat-a-Holic Thoughts)
  15. Rebirth Cycle (Super Soul)
  16. Rolled Peach Optimos (Call Day)
  17. The Main Inspiration (Coltrane of Beats)
  18. The Get Over (Move)
  19. Shades of Pete (Super)
  20. King Chop (Top Line)
  21. Anthenagin’ (?)
  22. Dil Cosby Interlude
Volume 6
  1. Dill Withers Theme
  2. First Class (The Best Catalogue)
  3. Lifetime (Lifeline)
  4. The Electric Zone (Plugged In)
  5. So Much (Music)
  6. Smoked Out (Green Blaze Subliminal Sounds)
  7. Another Bag of Bomb (No Seeds)
  8. All Love (The Movement)
  9. Detroit Playaz (Gator Walk)
  10. Blast (Computer Rock)
  11. J.B. and J.D. (Interlude)
  12. Never Front (Ears Up)
  13. Dillalade Ride (Contact High)
  14. Suffer (Concentration)
  15. Show Me the Good Life (Chip Stack)
  16. Slapped Up (Snap n’ Clap)
  17. Another Batch (Play It Again)
  18. Full Figure Pockets (Pay Jay)
  19. Smoke Interlude (Hawaiian Punch)
  20. The Sky (Beyond Sight)

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