Stones Throw Reveals 7” Box Set of J Dilla’s ‘Donuts’ Album

J Dilla's 'Donuts' box set

And the posthumous J Dilla releases continue…This time it’s a box set presentation of the producer’s next level beat tape Donuts. Spread across eight 7-inches, the collection includes a bonus 45 that pairs a rare picture disc A-side (“Signs”) with DOOM and Ghostface Killah’s previously unpressed takes on Dilla instrumentals (“Sniper Elite,” “Murder Goons”). Don’t add it to your Christmas list, though; the collection is set to ship around January 7th via Stones Throw.

To get an idea of why you’d want to spend nearly $40 on a 43-minute album–reason one: you could play these records back to back and sound like an absolutely brilliant DJ–check out a sample-by-sample breakdown below, alongside a Spotify stream, an embeddable Soundcloud track and an official video…

  • “Unknown Track” by Shuggie Otis
    • Sampled in “Donuts (Outro)”
  • “The Worst Band In The World” by 10cc
    • Sampled in “Workinonit”
  • “The New Style” by the Beastie Boys
    • Sampled in “Workinonit” & “The New”
  • “Johnny Don’t Do It” by 10cc
    • Sampled in “Waves”
  • “Light My Fire” by Lil Brown
    • Sampled in “Light My Fire”
  • “Watcha Gonna Wear Now” by Detroit Emeralds
    • Sampled in “The New”
  • “You’re Gonna Need Me” by Dionne Warwick
    • Sampled in “Stop”
  • “People Hold On” by Eddie Kendricks
    • Sampled in “People”
  • “Fruitman” by Kool & The Gang
    • Sampled in “The Diff’rence”
  • “Golden Apple Part 2″ by Galt Macdermot
    • Sampled in “Mash”
  • “All I Do Is Think Of You” by the Jackson 5
    • Sampled in “Time: The Donut of The Heart”
  • “You Just Cant Win” by Gene & Jerry
    • Sampled in “Glazed”
  • “I Don’t Really Care” by L.V. Johnson
    • Sampled in “Airworks”
  • “Lightworks” by Raymond Scott
    • Sampled in “Lightworks”
  • “Long Red” by Mountain
    • Sampled in “Stepson of The Clapper”
  • “For Once In My Life” by Stevie Wonder
    • Sampled in “The Twister”
  • “A Legend In Its Own Time” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    • Sampled in “One Eleven”
  • “Only One Can Win” by The Sylvers
    • Sampled in “Two Can Win”
  • “I Cant Stand (To See You Cry)” by The Escorts
    • Sampled in “Don’t Cry”
  • “Family Tree” by Tin Tin
    • Sampled in “Anti-American Graffiti”
  • “UFO” by ESG
    • Sampled in “Geek Down”
  • “Charlie’s Theme” by The Jimi Entley Sound
    • Sampled in “Geek Down”
  • “Sweet Misery” by Martha Reeves
    • Sampled in “Thunder”
  • “To The Other Man” by Luther Ingram
    • Sampled in “Gobstopper” & “One For The Ghost”
  • “Rubber Band” by the Trammps
    • Sampled in “Dilla Says Go”
  • “Walk On By” by The Undisputed Truth
    • Sampled in “Walkinonit”
  • “Just Because I Really Love You” by Jerry Butler
    • Sampled in “U-Love”
  • “Maybe” by The Three Degrees
    • Sampled in “Hi.”
  • “Don’t Say Good Night” by The Isley Brothers
    • Sampled in “Bye.”
  • “To You With Love” by The Moments
    • Sampled in “Last Donut of The Night”
  • “When I Die” by Motherlode
    • Sampled in “Donuts (Intro)”

J Dilla's 'Donuts' box set

J Dilla's 'Donuts' box set

The bonus 7''

The bonus 7''