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Madlib, now in his hardcore phase, hands out sonic pamphlets like a prophet of doom
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Not all of his current work sounds like a ghetto dystopia. On his 2008 homage to his late friend James "J Dilla" Yancey, Beat Konducta Vol. 5-6: A Tribute To ...(Stones Throw), Madlib employed the same collagist techniques with melancholy, loving care. And then there's the other album Madlib produced this month, Strong Arm Steady's In Search of Stoney Jackson (Stones Throw). The L.A. group fares somewhat better than Guilty Simpson. Madlib lets their hard-rock rhymes breathe a little, before snuffing them with musical ether

MADLIB

with DJ Shortkut

Fri/29, 10 p.m., $20

Mighty

119 Utah, SF.

www.mighty119.com

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