31 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released only three days before J Dilla passed away in February 2006, Donuts is one of underground hip-hop's most legendary projects. Sketches of songs segue into one another, creating a soulful and emotional journey, with hypnotic moments like "Workinonit" and the dreamy "Waves" giving way to coded messages on mortality, such as the wistful "Bye." and the bittersweet "Last Donut of the Night." Even though this is an all-instrumental album packed with short, sample-based loops, we feels like Dilla's talking right at us.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Released only three days before J Dilla passed away in February 2006, Donuts is one of underground hip-hop's most legendary projects. Sketches of songs segue into one another, creating a soulful and emotional journey, with hypnotic moments like "Workinonit" and the dreamy "Waves" giving way to coded messages on mortality, such as the wistful "Bye." and the bittersweet "Last Donut of the Night." Even though this is an all-instrumental album packed with short, sample-based loops, we feels like Dilla's talking right at us.

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