J Dilla - Donuts - 2x Vinyl LPs Donut Shop Cover

J Dilla - Donuts - 2x Vinyl LPs Donut Shop Cover

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Donuts began simply enough as an idea to turn a particularly good demo beat tape into a full-length release, and has since became a classic hip-hop album, one of the defining works of the artist's life.

Completed during a year in which J Dilla spent mostly in a hospital bed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Donuts would gain particular poignancy when, only three days after it's release, February 10, 2006, the artist passed away, losing his battle with a rare blood disease.

Announced in Fall 2005, the concept of a “rap album without rappers” struck some as minor novelty, but Donuts would prove to transcend the rigid definitions of what a hip-hop album could be. It plays part like a DJ mix, part like a hip-hop beat maker at work, its songs starting and stopping unexpectedly, like someone turning the dial on an imaginary radio station. But it's an unmistakably modern album,Track List
Donuts (Outro)

Workinonit

Waves

Light It

The New

Stop!

People

The Diff'rence

Mash

Time: The Donut of the Heart

Glazed

Airworks

Lightworks

Stepson of the Clapper

The Twister (Huh, What)

One Eleven

Two Can Win

Don't Cry

Anti-American Graffiti

Geek Down

Thunder

Gobstopper

One for Ghost

Dilla Says Go

Walkinonit

The Factory

U-Love

Hi.

Bye.

Last Donut of the Night

Welcome to the Show

and one which perfectly encapsulated the artist's reputation among his peers and fans as a top-rated architect of soulful hip-hop.