J Dilla- Donuts
Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:41 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 06:55 PM
Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:38 PM
*Random CSB: I once had an teacher named Mrs. Delaplane (sort of like dilla plane) and we used to call her Dilla Donuts. She thought we were making fun of her weight, so we got in mad trouble when she heard us. I hated that class.
Posted 10 May 2011 - 07:44 PM
Donuts is a type of album that grows on you and gets better after each listen. And ya everytime someone says dilla is overrated... it kills me inside
Posted 10 May 2011 - 08:55 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:04 AM
Plus Donuts by far has to be at least in my top 10 if not then even top 5 of my fav albums of all time. And I listen to shitloads of music.
And I agree with Mixusupreme, the more you listen to it, the better it gets. gotta learn to appreciate the subtleties in the tracks.
And whoever says DIlla is overrated........ then those people are fucking idiots, Let's be honest, DIlla broke new grounds, No one can touch what he did or even begin to comprehend how it is he got his beats to sound the way they did. No matter how you slice it or try to dissect it, no one has come close to DIlla's sound.... that in itself, that you are able to actually create something that sounds fucking amazing and you know people are gonna be inspired by your music and try to dissect your style and maybe start making their own music..... that to me is simply and absolutely amazing. Not a lot of people can get to that point. I know DIlla inspired me to make beats, was he my only inspiration? no. but I think if it wasn't for DIlla I would not be where I am today musically. because his sound did inspire me in a lot of ways
Posted 11 May 2011 - 05:55 AM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 09:38 AM
same here, my girl was laughing at a few songs but she also got into it at times. I love donuts tho, I'm probably gonna listen to the other half when I get home because we got too busy for me to put on the other record.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 10:30 AM
Blunthead, You probably mis-remember that, or read it from someone who was not involved.
There was no Pro-Tools used at any time in the mixing, editing or sequencing of Donuts.
And to respond to the original post, I love the hell out of this album.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:12 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 12:24 PM
The thing that amazes me the most about that album was/is his "chopping" technique. He just took it to a whole nother level. Especially when or if you ever play the originals... he just took sampling to Mars and back. The choice of samples, the hidden messages (if you truly believe in that theory), short yet powerful 3 minute tracks....also, Dilla was known for the best drum patterns in Hip-Hop....he changed his style so much with Donuts... all you can hear is maybe the kick drum on some of those songs.....its like he re-invented himself.....
Just an incredible album....and...to me.... BK Vol 5&6 is a close second...but that's a whole nother post.....
Posted 11 May 2011 - 01:46 PM
i guess you gotta be a producer to fully appreciate donuts because those are the people that are checking out the samples and noticing how well dilla chopped shit up and put it together, making some tracks sound like loops. he kept it simple as well as complicated. producers usually pay more attention to instrumentals also cause over time you train your ear to dissect different sounds so the subtleties become clearer at first listen.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:21 PM
that was Dave Cooley, and he was referring to recording sessions (not mastering) for The Shining. But Donut was all a 2-track deal.
at 4:03 --
Posted 11 May 2011 - 04:36 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:31 PM
what ive always wondered, was (at 630 in the vid) what was it exactly that you did, JJ, because the beats dont sound extended at all or anything.
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:44 PM
Posted 11 May 2011 - 06:59 PM
True that..... For real......
Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:48 AM
those people are fucked.
And I loves this album. Right away I got it, listened to it, loved it, then he died right after I believe. Wow, there were quite a few times that I would then listen to it, knowing that it was him making this record, knowing his death was soon. Makes the work, not so much more beautiful, but more significant and you can see the thought, care and message he wanted to put into it. ST, like it isn't, should be and will go down in history, for putting out this album. PBW could start releasing 14 year boy bands doing renditions of Britney Spears and ST would still have clout.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:02 PM
Yeah, BK 5&6 is really amazing. Def my fav BK.
Donuts is one of those albums that grows on you and imo those are the best kinds of albums. You have "oh shit" moments every time you listen too it. I was stuck on that luther vandross sampled track (not sure the name) for weeks. The way he flipped that is unbelievable. I listened to this album for prob six months when I first got it.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:13 PM
Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:42 PM
Posted 14 May 2011 - 10:26 PM
True that, One for Ghost can get incredibly annoying but several others tracks are great as we all know
Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:15 AM
But to each its own, if the kid doesn't understand this album, fuck it.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 07:48 AM
Kweli was saying that on twitter awhile back and J.Rocc responded to him saying that wasn't true
Posted 15 May 2011 - 08:44 AM
Posted 26 August 2011 - 04:48 PM
Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:28 PM
Posted 29 August 2011 - 10:48 AM
Weird, I can jump in at any song and still enjoy it. But I get what you're saying.
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