Must-See 44-Minute Fan-Made Video Surfaces For J Dilla's 'Donuts'
Calling all donut lovers: J Dilla's instrumental masterpiece has been immortalized in a visual montage that cuts up clips from each and every one of his sample selections and fits them to a 44-minute long video that spans the entirety of the album. Most of us don't need any sort of visual accompaniment to run that piece from start to finish, but there's so much care and precision in this audiovisual mash that it's an absolute must-see for anyone who considers themselves well-versed on the late, great maestro's final movement. From The Beastie Boys to Dionne Warwick to Jerry Butler to Motherlode and beyond, this is that great cheat sheet that Funk Flex would have very likely hit with the violatin' stamp. But that's neither here nor there, right? This should serve as a proper appetizer to next month's extensive celebration of the man's life, which will find hubs in various cities across the country. NYC will be holding true to its Donuts Are Forever festivities, while Miami will be getting the whole camp out for their own Dilla Day Weekend celebration, which will host Madlib, Talib Kweli, Joey Bada$$ and so many more of your favorite MCs and producers, all turning it up for Jay Dee and Ma Dukes on what would have been his 41st birthday. You can watch the expertly-executed fan-made music video for J Dilla's Donuts below. Keep it locked for all the Dilla Day happenings.