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Madlib – Rock Konducta

Madlib — June 11, 2014 | Comments (11)

Instrumental hip-hop album in 2 parts


This is Madlib’s Rock Konducta – the blatantly titled, rock-inspired entries in the producer’s long-running Beat Konducta instrumental series – the fifth, following Beat Konducta: Movie Scenes (2006), Beat Konducta in India (2007), A Tribute to J Dilla (2009) and Beat Konducta in Africa (2010).

Rock Konducta grabs its source material from various worldwide rock scenes from the 60s through the 80s, from American psychedelia to Germany’s Krautrock to acid-soaked Spanish prog to synthy, early-80s oddities.

Madlib announced his Rock Konducta album with a limited edition 45 made specifically for sale at the Zamrock Live! Madlib Medicine Show in San Francisco in early 2013. It was a fitting place to make the debut, as his previous Beat Konducta in Africa album was heavily inspired by Africa’s vibrant 70s rock scene, with a specific focus on Zambia’s Zamrock.

on iTunes: Madlib – Rock Konducta Pt. 1 | Madlib – Rock Konducta Pt. 2


  1. This is huge. one of his best releases to date, a month is too far away!

    Comment by Mac — June 11, 2014, 6:00 pm
  2. Give them what they want indeed!

    Comment by Dirty Cyclist — June 11, 2014, 7:10 pm
  3. So ecstatic about Part Two…can’t wait:))))))))

    Comment by Biscuit Bowzer — June 12, 2014, 6:15 am
  4. Yes Indeed!!!!

    Comment by Geechie — June 15, 2014, 5:01 pm
  5. What is the advantage of getting the vinyl copies if you don’t get the bonus tracks?

    Comment by Ronojoy — June 24, 2014, 12:23 pm
  6. Just arrived today 🙂

    Comment by brainctrl — June 24, 2014, 1:55 pm
  7. @ Ronojoy – there are no bonus tracks. The vinyl is complete.

    Comment by Rappcats — June 25, 2014, 3:28 pm
  8. Do the vinyl versions include a digital download?

    Comment by Chris — July 15, 2014, 7:13 pm
  9. no, unfortunately they do not chris.

    Comment by Mark Taylor — July 15, 2014, 11:34 pm
  10. …this album is so good, I’m debating putting on some hot sauce and eating it #truestory #dopedopedope

    Comment by Glitch Binoculars — July 17, 2014, 6:25 pm
  11. […] to Germany to Japan and everywhere in-between. It’s the type of rock Madlib used for the Rock Konducta records, and is a mixture of the incredibly rare and random dollar bin finds that makes crate […]

    Pingback by Rappcats » Egon — July 23, 2014, 5:38 pm

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