J Dilla - Donuts -2006 Jay Dee's Incredible Beats - Smile Cover Downtempo Hip Hop 2LP
J Dilla - Donuts
Label: Stones Throw Records
JAY DEE'S BEAT LP R.I.P.
Produced by J Dilla
01. Donuts (Outro)
04. Light My Fire
05. The New
08. The Diff'rence
10. Time: The Donut of the Heart
14. Stepson of the Clapper
15. The Twister (Huh, What)
16. One Eleven
17. Two Can Win
18. Don't Cry
19. Anti-American Graffiti
20. Geek Down
23. One for Ghost
24. Dilla Says Go
26. The Factory
30. Last Donut of the Night
31. Welcome to the Show
Artist: Jay Dee
Aliases: J Dilla
James "Jay Dee aka J Dilla" Yancey was born and raised on the mean
streets of Detroit's east side. Little is known of his musical
upbringing, but what is known is that he has become one of the most talented, innovative producers of our time. Gaining inspiration from listening to Whodini's "Big Mouth" back in the day, Jay began to try his hand at making beats by using the pause and record buttons on his tape deck. After being taught to work an MPC-60 by Amp Fiddler
back in 92, J Dilla was on his way to becoming one of hip-hop's illest
After hooking up with two high school friends, T3 and Baatin, the crew called, Slum Village was formed (circa 1988) Jay started to
polish his rhyming skills to match his dope production. As Slum
Village began to show themselves in Detroit and around the east coast Jay was also busy getting his production noticed by other artists in the music industry. One thing led to another and by the end of 1996,
Jay Dee had produced joints for the likes of The Pharcyde, Keith
Murray, Busta Rhymes and De La Soul. After hearing Jay's ill
production, Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) brought him in to lend his
production to their 1996 release "Beats, Rhymes and Life". Jay Dee
became one-third of the ghost production team now known as the Ummah, which included Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed. That year also saw the first release from Slum Village, "Fantastic Vol. I"; a classic hard to find item.
A chance meeting with Janet Jackson led to his 1997 remix
of the chart topping "Got Til' Its Gone" single that paired Janet¹s
smooth vocals with Jay Dee's intoxicating drum kicks.
Now dabbling in other music genres, Jay went on to lace beats for
artists like Macy Gray, D'Angelo, N'Dea Davenport and Erykah Badu. 2000 was a stellar year, with his group Slum Village
finally releasing their critically acclaimed "Fantastic Vol. II"
through Goodvibe Recordings, he also received notoriety with many other acts. With the Ummah production team now defunct following the breakup of Tribe Called Quest in 99, J Dilla became a member of The Soulquarians. Along with Ahmir '?uestlove' Thompson (The
Roots), James Poyser and D'angelo, Jay produced a substantial amount of Common's 2000 release "Like Water For Chocolate" and contributed to D'angelo's Voodoo album.
In 2001 Jay Dee released his first solo effort entitled "Welcome 2
Detroit" (BBE Records). The "W2D" album showcased a few emcees from
the Detroit area, but also showed the versatility of Jay Dee and his
craftiness. This 16 track ensemble of lyrical tracks, classic
instrumental covers and bouncy grooves solidified Jay Dee as one of
the illest producers of his era and beyond. Other albums that
followed included Jaylib (Jay Dee & Madlib) as well as an
instrumental series at Bling47.com and production of 2 songs (Love
is... and It's Your World (Part 1 & 2)) on Common's recent "Be" album.
J Dilla leaves behind a body of work which will be loved and
rediscovered for years to come.
"Donuts" released on February 7th, the day of his 32nd birthday. Two other projects, "The Shining" (BBE Records) and "Jay Love Japan" (Operation
Unknown) are completed and will be released in 2006. Other production
work has been completed for artists Madlib, Busta Rhymes, Ghostface
Killah, A.G., Visionaries, Truth Hurts, Phat Kat, MF DOOM, Skillz,
and Frank N Dank.
In hindsight I now realize dilla patched the samples, not only pitch shifted them. but you get the idea. he did this all over donuts, you especially hear it when he messes with a beat's BPM mid-track.
J. Dilla February 7, 1974 - February 10, 2006.
JAY DEE / J DILLA DISCOGRAPHY
Artist Titles (As Producer and/or MC):
1st Down - No Place To Go 12" single 1993
1st Down - A Day Wit The Homiez 12" Single 1995 (Pay Day Records)
Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic 12" single 1996
Slum Village - Fan-Tas-Tic (Vol. 1) CD/LP 1996 (Donut Boy Recordings)
1997 (Sudden Impact)
Slum Village - We Be Down 12" single 1997 (Sudden Impact)
Jay Dee - Jay Dee Unreleased (Remixes) 12" EP 1997 (House Shoes Records)
Slum Village - Somethin' For The People, All I Do (Remix) from "All I
Do" 12" single 1997 (WB)
Slum Village - Fantastic Vol. 2 CD/LP 2000 (Goodvibe) 2002 (Capitol)
J-88 - Look Of Love (Remix) 12" single 1999 (Groove Attack)
J-88 - Best Kept Secret 12" EP 2000 (Groove Attack)
Jay Dee - Fuck The Police/Move, feat. Frank N Dank 12" single 2001
Jay Dee feat. Frank-N-Dank - Pause 12" single 2001 (BBE)
Jay Dee - Welcome 2 Detroit CD/LP 2001 (BBE)
1st Down - A Day Wit The Homiez CD 2002 (RonnieCash.com)
Jay Dee - Instrumental Series Vol 1 12" EP 2002 (Bling47.com)
Jay Dee feat. Frank N Dank - Take Dem Clothes Off/Off Ya Chest 12"
single 2002 (ABB)
Jaylib - The Message from Stones Throw Summer 2002 12" EP (Stones Throw)
Jay Dee -Instrumental Series Vol.2: Vintage 2003 CD/LP (Bling47.com)
Jay Dee - Ruff Draft 12" EP 2003 (Mummy/Groove Attack)
Jaylib - The Red/The Official 12" single 2003 (Stones Throw)
Jaylib - Champion Sound/Strip Club 12" single 2003 (Stones Throw)
Jaylib - Champion Sound CD/LP 2003, and Champion Sound Instrumentals
LP 2004 (Stones Throw)
Jaylib - Raw Addict/Ice 12" single 2003 (Stones Throw)
Jaylib - McNasty Filth/Pillz 12"/CD single 2004 (Stones Throw)
Jaylib - Blaze Up, The Mission (Remix) from Stones Throw 101 Mix CD
2004 (Stones Throw)
Jaylib - Popshit from Stones Throw 100 12" EP 2004 (Stones Throw)
J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit Instrumentals CD/LP 2005 (BBE)
J Dilla - Donuts: The EP 12" EP 2005 (Promotional)
J Dilla - Donuts CD/LP 2006
J Dilla - Donuts (Intro)
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J Dilla - Time: The Donut of the Heart. Fan Video
sounds of melodies
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J Diila - Workinonit
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J Dilla - People (Video)
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J Dilla - Stop
That drop is so amazing. It just feels so right..
understand the concept of this song.. i understand how j dilla meant this lyrics to be!
"death's real. you gonna need me. you gonna want that." appreciate what you have. you never know what you got until its gone.. now we miss dilla, when he was alive, he never got that attention
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J Dilla - Two Can Win
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J Dilla - Walkinonit
Dionne Warwick- Walk on by..
It's like he created it himself and sped it up somehow...just mind boggling RIP DILLA....This is my favorite beat out of the whole Donuts album..
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