February is Dilla month, and we thought we’d take our Crate Diggers series out of the month with a stab at Jay Dee‘s classic instrumental album, Donuts. If anything, Donuts is an ode to the art of sample-based hip-hop. It was J Dilla’s last great contribution to music, and it is perhaps his most intricate full-length project. To pay tribute to the late great’s opus, we have compiled our six favorite samples that appear on the album, some of which being more recognizable than others.
With that, we encourage you to let us know what your favorite samples are from the album are, because there sure are a ton.
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