Following on the heels of his Donuts-esque Dil Cosby Suite comes the latest installment in Madlib's Beat Konducta series, and the second part of his fitting tribute to the legendary J Dilla: Beat Konducta Vol. 6: Dil Withers Suite. This one is excellent in its own right, but play it in its entirety back-to-back with Vol. 5 as a two-part "suite" (as intended?), and you have what might be my favorite hip-hop release of '08 thus far. Here's a highlight:

Beat Konducta Vol. 6: Dil Withers Suite is officially out December 9 on vinyl, but you can get the 320 kbps mp3s now for $8.99 from the Stones Throw digital store.