J Dilla ‎– Donuts

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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.

The original LP pressing of Donuts had the "Donut" album cover, illustrated by Jeff Jank. The vinyl was later reissued with the "Smile" photograph cover, and the version with the drawing sleeve slowly went out of print. For the 10th anniversary of Donuts, the album was reissued with the original 'Donut' cover, for a limited run with a gatefold sleeve that includes liner notes about the making of the album from the book Donuts 33 1/3, written by Jordan Ferguson. Also released as a 45rpm boxed set (STH2309) consisting of seven 7-inch singles ... plus one extra.

In 2015, four unique numbered vinyl editions of the album were reissued for the Vinyl Me, Please record subscription club. However, most subscribers initially received copies with a defective 'whoosh' sound on side A. In response, Vinyl Me, Please subsequently provided subscribers with a replacement copy of the defective first disc. Discogs Notice: Each variation should be submitted as a unique release. For more information, please refer to this forum topic.

Versions (25)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126-P J Dilla Donuts(Acetate, Promo) Stones Throw Records STH2126-P US 2005 Sell This Version
STH2126-P J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, Promo) Stones Throw Records STH2126-P US 2005 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH 2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records STH 2126 US 2006 Sell This Version
STH 2126, 499.2126.020 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Stones Throw Records, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] STH 2126, 499.2126.020 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
BDCD1006 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album) Basement Digs BDCD1006 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, Dig) Stones Throw Records STH2126 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE, Smi) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2011 Sell This Version
STH2309 J Dilla Donuts (45 Box Set)(Box + 8x7", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2309 US 2013 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2013 Sell This Version
STH2126CS J Dilla Donuts(Cass, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2126CS US 2014 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 B J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 B US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 D J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 D US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 A J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 A US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126, STH2126 C J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Cle) Stones Throw Records, Stones Throw Records STH2126, STH2126 C US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, MP, Num, Gat + 12" + Club, RE, 180) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2015 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts (2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 10t) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US 2016 Sell This Version
STH2126JP J Dilla Donuts (CD, Album, Dlx, RE, 10t) Stones Throw Records STH2126JP Japan 2016 Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(2x12", Album, RP) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version
STH2126 J Dilla Donuts(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Stones Throw Records STH2126 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Marceline_Heartfield

Marceline_Heartfield

November 11, 2018
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, RE, Smi, STH2126

As far as quality goes it's a pretty solid pressing. The light surface noise only adds to the already lofi sound. Fragile paper sleeves aside. The only issue I found on my copy is on the second vinyl on side C the run-out groove by the Deadwax isn't close to the label which leads to the needle playing an endless loop instead of stopping and returning.

Otherwise. It's a nice pressing. That's just a small easy to ignore nit-pick.

It's a must have for fans of easy going hip hop beat records. A perfect album to unwind to.
tennstrong

tennstrong

August 6, 2018
referencing Donuts (45 Box Set), Box + 8x7", Album, RE, STH2309
Stones Throw Records still has this up for order, probably last site still selling at MSRP
Samsrecordcollection

Samsrecordcollection

June 24, 2018
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, STH2126

Does anyone know if there is a difference between the copy with an image of his face and this one? One of the greatest albums of all time in my book.
E1lis

E1lis

December 26, 2017
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, RE, Smi, STH2126
Can anyone comment on pressing quality?, not sure whether to purchase this or fork out for the original pressing.
8bitBarry

8bitBarry

November 29, 2017
referencing Donuts , 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 10t, STH2126
A really great pressing, deep kicks, wide and articulate, surprising especially for an MPC based album.
abthebeatmaker

abthebeatmaker

November 13, 2017
referencing Donuts (45 Box Set), Box + 8x7", Album, RE, STH2309
After waiting for four years, I finally got my hands on this box set for a reasonable price. Patience does pay off!
wingy

wingy

September 8, 2017
referencing Donuts , 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 10t, STH2126
Really great sounding pressing, nice packaging... this one's a keeper
oyvind.bergo

oyvind.bergo

July 13, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, STH2126
I bought a used copy with the donut cover, but the center labels look like the ones from https://www.discogs.com/J-Dilla-Donuts/release/2914567 with grey graphics and Time: The Donut of the Heart written across two lines on the b side. Anyone know which release that is? Is it put together from two separate releases?
NapalmBrain85

NapalmBrain85

May 1, 2017
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, STH2126
anyone else have side D labels on both sides of the second disc? Just trying to figure out if many were effected
djkiss72

djkiss72

March 20, 2017
referencing Donuts, 2x12", Album, STH2126
WTF?? ? This pricing is ridiculous!!! . . .