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<br />“Dilla is a drum god. His drums can’t ever be topped.”– Kanye West<br /><br />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.