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* FaceOnTheCover: Of Dilla himself, taken from a frame of the music video for M.E.D.'s "Push", which Dilla produced.


-> ''[[Music/TenCc Workin' on it!]]''




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-> ''I don't care what-- jay-- jayja-- jay'''jay-ayjay-jay-jjj-Jay'''-- '''''Dilla!'''''--''


* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: One interpretation of "Welcome to the Show" paints it as a representation of Dilla crossing over into the next life, or the "show".



* TheImmodestOrgasm: Female moans can be heard throughout "Time: The Donut of the Heart".

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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Female moans can be heard throughout "Workinonit" and "Time: The Donut of the Heart".



* OneWordTitle: "Workinonit", "Waves", "Stop", "People", "Mash", "Glazed", "Airworks", "Lightworks", "Thunder", "Gobstopper", "Walkinonit", "Hi", "Bye"

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* OneWordTitle: "Workinonit", "Waves", "Stop", "People", "Mash", "Glazed", "Airworks", "Lightworks", "Thunder", "Gobstopper", "Walkinonit", "Hi", "Bye""Bye".



* StopAndGo: Appears once in [[MeaningfulName "Stop"]].

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* StopAndGo: Appears once At one point in [[MeaningfulName "Stop"]]."Stop"]], all audio in the song briefly cuts out after its main sample says "You better stop".


* ProducerNamedrop: Samples of the word "Dilla" (from other songs he's produced) are dispersed throughout several songs including the album "outro" and "U-Love".


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!!The Trope Tropes of the Heart:Heart:
* BackToFront: The album begins with its outro and ends with its intro.
* BookEnds: The album has a cyclical and reversible nature. Its intro and outro being switched may seem tongue-in-cheek upon first glance, but it's actually pretty ingenious; the last two tracks of ''Donuts'' ("Last Donut of the Night" and "Welcome to the Show") make sense when interpreted both as the album's openers and closers, considering the nature of the album positions them both at the start and end simultaneously.



* GenreRoulette: Due to the eclectic sampling of the album, there are a number of different sounds that Dilla plays with. His mother has even testified that during production, he went over each beat to ensure that it was something unique.
* GrandFinale: Overlapping with BittersweetEnding, ''Donuts'' was consciously crafted as a farewell to his fans and colleagues as his health rapidly deteriorated throughout 2005 because of lupus and an incurable blood disease. He lived just long enough to see it released on his thirty-second birthday, but died just three days after.

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* GenreRoulette: Due to the eclectic sampling of the album, there are a number of different sounds that Dilla plays with.with, from normal hip-hop to tribal music. His mother has even testified that during production, he went over each beat to ensure that it was something unique.
* GrandFinale: "Last Donut of the Night" as well as the album "intro" combine not only to serve a suitable finale for the album, showing Dilla looking back on his legacy, but [[BookEnds also serve as a good introduction if the album is played on loop]].
** The album itself.
Overlapping with BittersweetEnding, ''Donuts'' was consciously crafted as a farewell to his fans and colleagues as his health rapidly deteriorated throughout 2005 because of lupus and an incurable blood disease. He lived just long enough to see it released on his thirty-second birthday, but died just three days after.


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* OneWordTitle: "Workinonit", "Waves", "Stop", "People", "Mash", "Glazed", "Airworks", "Lightworks", "Thunder", "Gobstopper", "Walkinonit", "Hi", "Bye"
* ProducerNamedrop: Samples of the word "Dilla" (from other songs he's produced) are dispersed throughout several songs including the album "outro" and "U-Love".


''Donuts'' is the second studio album released by American HipHop producer Music/JDilla, and the final album released in his lifetime before his [[AuthorExistenceFailure untimely death]] as a result of a rare blood disease and lupus. In that sense, the album [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments was essentially his]] [[TearJerker goodbye to his loved ones, his fans, and all of the hip-hop community.]] It was released on February 7, 2006, his 32nd birthday, and three days before his death. The album is mainly in the instrumental hip hop genre, composed of remixed [[{{Sampling}} sampled]] content.

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''Donuts'' is the second studio album released by American HipHop producer Music/JDilla, and the final album released in his lifetime before his [[AuthorExistenceFailure untimely death]] as a result of a rare blood disease and lupus. In that sense, the album [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments was essentially his]] his goodbye]] [[TearJerker goodbye to his loved ones, his fans, and all of the hip-hop community.]] It was released on February 7, 2006, his 32nd birthday, and three days before his death. The album is mainly in the instrumental hip hop genre, composed of remixed [[{{Sampling}} sampled]] content.


''Donuts'' is the second studio album released by American HipHop producer Music/JDilla, and the final album released in his lifetime before his [[AuthorExistenceFailure untimely death]] as a result of a rare blood disease and lupus. It was released on February 7, 2006, his 32nd birthday, and three days before his death. The album is mainly in the instrumental hip hop genre, composed of remixed [[{{Sampling}} sampled]] content.

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''Donuts'' is the second studio album released by American HipHop producer Music/JDilla, and the final album released in his lifetime before his [[AuthorExistenceFailure untimely death]] as a result of a rare blood disease and lupus. In that sense, the album [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments was essentially his]] [[TearJerker goodbye to his loved ones, his fans, and all of the hip-hop community.]] It was released on February 7, 2006, his 32nd birthday, and three days before his death. The album is mainly in the instrumental hip hop genre, composed of remixed [[{{Sampling}} sampled]] content.


''Donuts'' was universally acclaimed by critics, receiving a number of perfect or near-perfect scores from a number of outlets. After Dilla's death, the album was respected even more, being praised as one of the best albums of the year and of the decade as a whole.

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''Donuts'' was universally acclaimed by critics, receiving a number of perfect or near-perfect scores from a number of outlets. After Dilla's death, the album was respected even more, being praised as one of the best albums of the year and of the decade as a whole.whole, and the beats on the album have been used by a number of different rappers since the album's release.



# Glazed



# Welcome to the Show
# Donuts (Intro)

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# Welcome to the Show
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Show / Donuts (Intro)



* GrandFinale: overlapping with BittersweetEnding, ''Donuts'' was consciously crafted as a farewell to his fans and colleagues as his health rapidly deteriorated throughout 2005 because of lupus and an incurable blood disease. He lived just long enough to see it released on his thirty-second birthday, but died just three days after.

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* GenreRoulette: Due to the eclectic sampling of the album, there are a number of different sounds that Dilla plays with. His mother has even testified that during production, he went over each beat to ensure that it was something unique.
* GrandFinale: overlapping Overlapping with BittersweetEnding, ''Donuts'' was consciously crafted as a farewell to his fans and colleagues as his health rapidly deteriorated throughout 2005 because of lupus and an incurable blood disease. He lived just long enough to see it released on his thirty-second birthday, but died just three days after.



* MinimalisticCoverArt: The vinyl cover of the album is rather simplistic, only consisting of a donut shop with a massive donut statue on top, a few lampposts, and a plane flying overhead.



* NotableMusicVideos: "Don't Cry", Two Can Win", and "Last Donut of the Night" got official music videos.



* StopAndGo: Appears once in [[MeaningfulName "Stop"]]

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* StopAndGo: Appears once in [[MeaningfulName "Stop"]]"Stop"]].


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* GrandFinale: overlapping with BittersweetEnding, ''Donuts'' was consciously crafted as a farewell to his fans and colleagues as his health rapidly deteriorated throughout 2005 because of lupus and an incurable blood disease. He lived just long enough to see it released on his thirty-second birthday, but died just three days after.



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* ContinuityNod: "Time: The Donut of the Heart" [[Music/HIStoryPastPrestAndFutureBookI isn't the first time]] Dilla got to work with some of Music/MichaelJackson's material.

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* ContinuityNod: "Time: The Donut of the Heart" [[Music/HIStoryPastPrestAndFutureBookI [[Music/HIStoryPastPresentAndFutureBookI isn't the first time]] Dilla got to work with some of Music/MichaelJackson's material.


# Donuts (Intro)



* ContinuityNod: "Time: The Donut of the Heart" [[Music/HIStoryPastPrestAndFutureBookI isn't the first time]] Dilla got to work with some of Music/MichaelJackson's material.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Several tracks from ''Donuts'' appeared on a now extremely rare 2005 beat tape, referred to [[FanNickname by fans]] as ''MPC 3000''.



* NonindicativeName: The first track is called "Donuts (Outro)", while the final track is called "Welcome to the Show".

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* NonindicativeName: The first track is called "Donuts (Outro)", while the final track is called "Welcome to the Show"."Donuts (Intro)".


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* RepurposedPopSong: "Geek Down" and "Bye." (the latter under the title "So Far to Go") later appeared on Dilla's posthumous album ''The Shining'' a year later, with vocals from Music/BustaRhymes, Common, D'Angelo, and Dilla himself. Common and D'Angelo would release a different version of "So Far to Go" on the former's 2007 album ''Finding Forever''.


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''Donuts'' is the second studio album released by American HipHop producer Music/JDilla, and the final album released in his lifetime before his [[AuthorExistenceFailure untimely death]] as a result of a rare blood disease and lupus. It was released on February 7, 2006, his 32nd birthday, and three days before his death. The album is mainly in the instrumental hip hop genre, composed of remixed [[{{Sampling}} sampled]] content.

The album was kickstarted primarily by Dilla's friends from the UsefulNotes/LosAngeles-based indie label Stones Throw visiting him in the hospital during summer 2005 and giving him a Boss SP-303 sampler and a 45 record player so he could continue making music in the hospital. [[{{Determinator}} Dilla ended up completing almost all of the album (29 of the 31 tracks) in the hospital.]] ''Donuts'' was named after Dilla's TrademarkFavoriteFood.

''Donuts'' was universally acclaimed by critics, receiving a number of perfect or near-perfect scores from a number of outlets. After Dilla's death, the album was respected even more, being praised as one of the best albums of the year and of the decade as a whole.
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!!Tracklist:
# Donuts (Outro)
# Workinonit
# Waves
# Light My Fire
# The New
# Stop
# People
# The Diff'rence
# Mash
# Time: The Donut of the Heart
# Airworks
# Lightworks
# Stepson of the Clapper
# The Twister (Huh, What)
# One Eleven
# Two Can Win
# Don't Cry
# Anti-American Graffiti
# Geek Down
# Thunder
# Gobstopper
# One for Ghost
# Dilla Says Go
# Walkinonit
# The Factory
# U-Love
# Hi.
# Bye.
# Last Donut of the Night
# Welcome to the Show
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!!The Trope of the Heart:
* CrossReferencedTitles: "Workinonit" and "Walkinonit", "Airworks" and "Lightworks", and "Hi" and "Bye".
* EpicRocking: Although "Workinonit" is only 3 minutes long, it feels like this since it's surrounded by one or two-minute tracks.
* ExcitedShowTitle: "Stop" is sometimes stylized as "Stop!".
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: A lot of the tracks flow into each other surprisingly well, given the variety of sounds on this album.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A snippet of the start of "Lightworks" plays around the very end of "Airworks".
* {{Instrumentals}}: Most of the tracks, if the vocals in the samples don't count.
* TheImmodestOrgasm: Female moans can be heard throughout "Time: The Donut of the Heart".
* MinisculeRocking: A majority of the tracks are 1-2 minutes.
* NonindicativeName: The first track is called "Donuts (Outro)", while the final track is called "Welcome to the Show".
* RecurringRiff: A variant; there's an alarm sound first introduced in "Workinonit" that is then heard multiple times throughout the album.
* {{Sampling}}: The main crux of the album, with samples from a multitude of sources and genres being utilized in Dilla's beats.
* StopAndGo: Appears once in [[MeaningfulName "Stop"]]
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