Label: Stones Throw Records – STH2126 Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Album, Reissue, Smile Cover Country: US Released: May 2011 Genre: Hip Hop Style: Instrumental Tracklist A1 Donuts (Outro) 0:12 A2 Workinonit 2:57 A3 Waves 1:38 A4 Light My Fire 0:35 A5 The New 0:49 A6 Stop 1:39 A7 People 1:24 A8 The Diff’rence 1:52 B1 Mash 1:31 B2 Time: The Donut Of The Heart 1:38 B3 Glazed 1:21 B4 Airworks 1:44 B5 Lightworks 1:55 B6 Stepson Of The Clapper 1:01 B7 The Twister (Huh, What) 1:16 C1 One Eleven 1:11 C2 Two Can Win 1:47 C3 Don’t Cry 1:59 C4 Anti-American Graffiti 1:53 C5 Geek Down 1:19 C6 Thunder 0:54 C7 Gobstopper 1:05 D1 One For Ghost 1:18 D2 Dilla Says Go 1:16 D3 Walkinonit 1:15 D4 The Factory 1:23 D5 U-Love 1:00 D6 Hi. 1:16 D7 Bye. 1:27 D8 Last Donut Of The Night 1:39 D9 Welcome To The Show 1:11 Description 2/LP and CD digipack with the “Smile” photo album cover. Vinyl purchase comes with immediate digital download. Donuts began simply enough as an idea to turn a particularly good demo beat tape into a full-length release, and has since became a classic hip-hop album, one of the defining works of the artist’s life. Completed during a year in which J Dilla spent mostly in a hospital bed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Donuts would gain particular poignancy when, only three days after it’s release, February 10, 2006, the artist passed away, losing his battle with a rare blood disease. Announced in Fall 2005, the concept of a “rap album without rappers” struck some as minor novelty, but Donuts would prove to transcend the rigid definitions of what a hip-hop album could be. It plays part like a DJ mix, part like a hip-hop beat maker at work, its songs starting and stopping unexpectedly, like someone turning the dial on an imaginary radio station. But it’s an unmistakably modern album, and one which perfectly encapsulated the artist’s reputation among his peers and fans as a top-rated architect of soulful hip-hop.