Donuts

Label
Stones Throw
Release date
2006
Running length
31 tracks
Running time
43:32

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Donuts (Outro) 0:12 4,269
2 Workinonit 2:57 114,566
3 Waves 1:38 106,849
4 Light My Fire 0:35 103,228
5 The New 0:50 99,907
6 Stop 1:39 93,003
7 People 1:24 96,417
8 The Diff'rence 1:52 91,910
9 Mash 1:31 93,624
10 Time: The Donut of the Heart 1:39 93,452
11 Glazed 1:21 84,852
12 Airworks 1:44 89,841
13 Lightworks 1:55 94,270
14 Stepson of the Clapper 1:01 80,703
15 The Twister (Huh, What) 1:17 71,674
16 One Eleven 1:11 81,299
17 Two Can Win 1:47 96,262
18 Don't Cry 1:59 81,934
19 Anti-American Graffiti 1:54 81,392
20 Geek Down 1:19 83,425
21 Thunder 0:54 71,916
22 Gobstopper 1:05 81,118
23 One for Ghost 1:18 75,835
24 Dilla Says Go 1:16 74,698
25 Walkinonit 1:15 72,398
26 The Factory 1:24 67,037
27 U-Love 1:01 69,699
28 Hi. 1:16 68,668
29 Bye. 1:27 72,935
30 Last Donut of the Night 1:39 76,511
31 Donuts (Intro) 1:12 47,522

About this album

Donuts was made on a hospital bed and in a home studio on a stripped-down setup with a stack of vinyl. Released on its maker’s 32nd birthday three days before he passed away, the album has a resonance deeper than anyone could’ve hoped for or even imagined. Some who were close to Dilla have said that there are hidden messages in the samples, track titles, and who knows where else. On Metacritic, Donuts received “universal acclaim” from critics based on an aggregate score of 84/100 from fifteen reviews.

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  • leatherdaddy32

    more than a beat tape [2]

    4 May 11:32pm Reply
  • agentzerooo

    more than a beat tape

    2 May 1:28pm Reply
  • zhelnerovich

    Pure brilliance

    30 Mar 6:04am Reply
  • IIImatic

    My personal favorite album of all time. When I first bought this, I was going through the toughest year of my life, personally, and this album was a great treat in those days. It's simple, it's creative, it's emotional. Even now, when shit is rough I sometimes throw this on and zone out for the next 40 minutes. IMO the greatest rap producer of all time, and a musical genius. Rest in beats.

    1 Mar 2:17am Reply
  • igbesiAIYE

    life changing

    27 Feb 8:08pm Reply
  • Rezzo64

    It just keeps getting better [3] I am about 28 full-listens into this album and I have yet to get bored of listening to it. There's enough going on in this record to keep the most impatient of people interested.

    22 Feb 9:53am Reply
  • S_Dot

    I've always wondered about the Donuts track list. The name of the tracks, the order, everything seems very deliberate. It just dawned on me tonight, after years of listening to the album that I think that maybe it is supposed to be played on repeat in its entirety. The Outro track is called "Welcome to the Show (Intro)" and the Intro track is called Donuts (Outro). To me this symbolizes a continuous project the end flows into the beginning and the beginning flows into the end. Like a circle, like a fucking Donut. Perhaps it symbolizes life and death or something, the perfect ending. No one is lost in death, we all just flow back into the ether. The circle of life. This album give me the feels every time I listen to it. It has helped me get through a lot of shit over the years. Thank you Jay Dee, for everything.

    4 Feb 6:14pm Reply
  • davasato

    Man, does the time fly by with this album.

    22 Jan 3:08am Reply
  • captaindaah

    its really really great and beautiful and sad

    24 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Danyulzz

    most emotional hip-hop album I've ever heard and there isn't even any rapping [3]

    29 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Harry_01

    It just keeps getting better [2] It does. Every time I listen to it I like it more.

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • butt-plugsuit

    It just keeps getting better

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • licorice

    10/10

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • palesounds

    It's amazing someone can extract so much soul from such tiny & beautiful samples. Workingonit

    15 Feb 2014 Reply
  • PubliKEnemy08

    I will never grow tired of this album.

    7 Feb 2014 Reply
  • BloodOnLeaves

    life changing record [3]

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • katatsumurisan

    I find this one extremely overrated. I don't understand the excitement.

    19 Jan 2014 Reply
  • AloneInTheSky

    Magnifico album!

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • freshtrack

    Rezzo64 most emotional hip-hop album I've ever heard and there isn't even any rapping +1

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • freshtrack

    infinite loop dat donut shit

    23 Sep 2013 Reply
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