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Stones Throw Records

J Dilla – Donuts

$39.00

Stones Throw Records

J Dilla – Donuts

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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 critics as either a novelty, or a minor break beat album - but Donuts would prove to transcend the rigid definitions of what a hip-hop album could be.  It plays part like a DJ mix, and part like a hip-hop beat-maker at work, sounding like a producer turning the dial on an imaginary radio station. But it's an unmistakably modern album, and one which perfectly encapsulated the J Dilla's reputation among his peers and fans as the definitive architect of soulful hip-hop. ” ” – Stones Throw Records

 

Item description:

Artist:

J Dilla

Title:

Donuts

Label:

Stones Throw Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Reissue

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2014

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Instrumental

Catalog No:

STH2126

Condition:

New