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Stones Throw Records

J Dilla – Donuts | 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

$45.00

Stones Throw Records

J Dilla – Donuts | 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

$45.00

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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

“When Donuts came out, on J Dilla's birthday, February 7, 2006, it was with this drawing cover (scribbled up by Jeff Jank). Dilla had originally asked for, "some Quasimoto type shit," and this was it.

As some years passed, the vinyl was eventually reissued with "the smile" photo cover, and the drawing eventually went out of print.

The album is ten years old now. Many new people have discovered the album and the work of our favorite producer along the way. Some still ask for the drawing cover, and we're happy to oblige.

Here's the 10th anniversary edition of the album. Drawing cover; new drawing on the back; UV coated sleeve; gatefold with liner notes by Jordan Ferguson, containing an excerpt from his book Donuts 33 1/3 about the making of the album.” – Stones Throw Records

Item description:

Artist:

J Dilla

Title:

Donuts

Label:

Stones Throw Records

Format:

2 × Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 10th Anniversary Edition

Pressing:

US

Release Date:

2016

Genre:

Hip Hop

Style:

Instrumental

Catalog No:

STH2126

Condition:

New