J Dilla 'Donuts' 2xLP (10th Anniversary Edition)
When Donuts came out, on J Dilla's birthday, February 7, 2006, it was with this drawing cover (scribbled up by Jeff Jank). As some years passed, the vinyl was eventually reissued with "the smile" photo cover, and the drawing cover eventually went out of print. 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.
J Dilla’s instrumental masterpiece and perhaps the finest record he ever made. Donuts is half soul mixtape, half beat CD and 100% genius from the sorely missed hiphop legend.
“My favorite producer? J Dilla... Jay Dee, he’s bringing it strong.”– Pharrell Williams
“Dilla is a drum god. His drums can’t ever be topped.”– Kanye West
As well as his involvement on the Jaylib ‘Champion Sound’ album and the posthumous Ruff Draft album also on Stones Throw, J Dilla aka Jay Dee crafted classics for the likes of Common, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, Janet Jackson, Slum Village – the list goes on and on. His debut as a solo artist was 2001’s Welcome to Detroit on BBE, and he joined forces with Stones Throw two years later, collaborating with Madlib on the now-famous Jaylib album.
Donuts was the last record he made before he succumbed to the blood disease lupus in Feb 2006. Tracks have subsequently been used as beats for the likes of Ghostface Killah, MF DOOM, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Guilty Simpson and more.
Catalogue number: STH2126-10
Label: Pay Jay