Donuts

J Dilla - Donuts
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Based on 8 reviews
2006 Ratings: #6 / 612
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Based on 344 ratings
2006 Ratings: #2
February 7, 2006 / Release Date
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Stones Throw / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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zachthesnack
94
This was absolutely genius

J. Dilla truly was a masterful beat maker it's a shame that his illness caused him to depart from this world all too soon.

RIP James Dewitt Yancey
luna128
100
(i know im on a streak of really high ratings. this is my last for the time being.)

It is a cold autumn's night. The wind gently stewed the leaves from their branches outside of my window. There, I sat by my record shelf, looking for ambiance. Eventually, I pull Dilla's seminal work Donuts off the shelf. "Ah, yes, a true classic," I thought, "let's spin this." I proceed to calmly put the vinyl on my player and queue up the next record for sides C and D. I then slouch at my ... read more
MySoftBulletin
100
I was silly to ever rate this below perfection. This is a man so inspired that he dedicated all of his remaining strength and passions to creating this masterpiece. Donuts is an ode to Hip Hop, an ode to music production and the love for music.
thebibleparttwo
94
i have just now realized ive had Donuts as my pfp forever and never rated it
MinatoArisato
100
This is my 100th review on this site and I wanted to talk about a record that I think is an absolute masterpiece and is honestly one of the greatest works of art ever conceived, I want to talk about Donuts by J Dilla.

So right of the bat I need to express that I usually like to evaluate an album as it's own work but Donuts is one of the few exceptions where I feel it is important to know the story of the records conception to better understand it as it doesn't really have real lyrics on it. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Donuts (Outro)
  2. Workinonit
  3. Waves
  4. Light My Fire
  5. The New
  6. Stop
  7. People
  8. The Diff'rence
  9. Mash
  10. Time: The Donut of the Heart
  11. Glazed
  12. Airworks
  13. Lightworks
  14. Stepson of the Clapper
  15. The Twister (Huh, What?)
  16. One Eleven
  17. Two Can Win
  18. Don't Cry
  19. Anti-American Graffiti
  20. Geek Down
  21. Thunder
  22. Gobstopper
  23. One for Ghost
  24. Dilla Says Go
  25. Walkinonit
  26. The Factory
  27. U-Love
  28. Hi
  29. Bye
  30. Last Donut of the Night
  31. Welcome to the Show
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