Instrumental LP from the architect of soulful Hip Hop- This was the last LP completed & recorded By J Dilla Before is untimely death- Recognised as the high watermark of his talent - A true legend of drum programming
Not a conventional album by any means, Dilla's "Donuts" is a collection of numerous short productions that he kept to himself rather than use on his work with Madlib, Q-Tip, Common and Slum Village. Like a private DJ mixtape, they clock in on average at around nintey seconds, yet this is not merely a beats compilation, but mini sample-manipulations gleamed from funk, soul, disco, rap and rock sources. Dilla passed away the week that the album was released, having been suffering from an incurable blood disorder. A fitting epitaph to a unique talent.