Donuts

J Dilla - Donuts
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2006 Ratings: #8 / 687
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Based on 817 ratings
2006 Ratings: #2
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thebibleparttwo
94
i have just now realized ive had Donuts as my pfp forever and never rated it
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
EarCandy
79
February 7, 2020
what would have been J Dilla's 46th birthday

Plagued with a rare blood disease that wreaked havoc upon his body, J Dilla/James Yancey was hospitalized due to these sudden conditions toward the end of 2005. Prior to this, Dilla was an established and enormously celebrated beat-smith, who after years of experimenting with tape decks and producing beats in his basement, finally made a name for himself in the field. Along with some of his fellow classmates, Dilla formed one of ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
95
people unironically listen to this shit?? HOOW??? not a single rap man to be found. its literally just noise. this site has really gone to the dogs. r.i.p. bozo 😹👎👎
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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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