Madlib to drop huge Rock Konducta double album July 15, because there’s no such thing as too much Madlib

Madlib to drop huge Rock Konducta double album July 15, because there's no such thing as too much Madlib

Consider this: You bump into Madlib on the street hulking around a five-foot stack of limited-edition, hand-painted Sun Ra quadruple-LP box sets, which he proceeds to drop on your toes, eliminating the functionality of your feet and binding you to a wheelchair for life. Do you forgive him? I mean, really, Madlib is a man who can seemingly do no wrong. Perhaps his output isn’t always up to the Madvillain standard (though often it is), but when was the last time you heard someone say, “that Madlib album sucks”? He’s remarkably dependable when it comes to music, and he’s a nice guy, too!

But back to my proposition. If you’re on the fence, say Madlib offers you a hand-signed vinyl promo copy of his Rock Konducta series’ soon-to-be-released second half as reparation. Still mad? Let Madlib explain to you. This record draws from the funky, dirty sounds of 60s, 70s, and 80s psych-rock, Krautrock, and prog from across the globe. Could be interesting, but stay with Madlib here. He’s also offering you the CD version, which compiles the first and second parts into one mammoth 50-track double-album… and what if he told you it included 14 tracks not found on the vinyl edition? Do you forgive Madlib for crippling you? Maaaaaybe? How about his entire discography on vinyl? Yeah, Madlib thought so.

Now since this didn’t happen, temper your excitement just a bit and instead get excited for Rock Konducta Part 2. The vinyl edition drops July 8 and the big digital/CD compilations drop July 15. Both are available for pre-order through Rappcats.

Listen to “Black Dreams (Sludge Fight)” from Rock Konducta Part 2:

• Madlib:
• Rappcats:
• Stones Throw:

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