The long awaited third installment of The Art of Sampling series is finally here and we’re talking about one of the most influential beat tapes in the history of hip-hop and producer Christian’s favorite album of all time, J Dilla’s Donuts.
Music writer Nate Patrin sits down with us (remotely) to discuss the cult following of J Dilla after his passing, the emotionality of the sample flips, and his role in neo soul movement.
More on Nate Patrin
- Pick up Nate’s new book Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop
- Nate’s writing on Stereogum
More on Donuts
- A Decade Old, Still Fresh: How J Dilla Wrote the Future With ‘Donuts’ (Observer)
- Donuts Turns 10
- Last Donut of the Night music video
Show Tracklisting (all songs from Donuts unless otherwise indicated)
- Two Can Win
- Light My Fire
- The Pharcyde: Drop
- A Tribe Called Quest: 1nce Again
- Slum Village: Fall In Love
- Erykah Badu: Kiss Me On My Neck
- Dilla Says Go
- One Eleven
- The Pharcyde: She Said (Remix)
- Motherlode: When I Die
- Donuts (Intro)
- 10cc: Johnny Don’t Do It
- The Isley Brothers: Don’t Say Goodnight (It’s Time for Love), Pts 1 & 2
- J Dilla: So Far To Go
- The Twister (Huh, What)
- Brand New Heavies: Sometimes
- Brand New Heavies: Sometimes (Ummah Remix)
- Louis Hayes: Dance with Me
- Tarika Blue: Dreamflower
- Erykah Badu: Didn’t Cha Know
- Galt MacDermot: Golden Apples Part II
- Geek Down
- The Jimi Entley Sound: Charlie’s Theme
- The Jackson 5: All I Think of is You
- Time: The Donut of the Heart
- Don’t Cry
- Slum Village: Fan-tas-tic
- Tonex: Jesus Saves
- Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Carlos Niño: Fall in Love
- Ghostface Killah: Murda Goons
- The Pharcyde: Runnin’
- Knxwledge: Komo_te.amo
- J Dilla & Danny Brown: Dilla Bot VS The Hybrid
Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there.
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In this episode...
- Nate Patrin
About the show
Hosted by Oliver Wang and Morgan Rhodes, every episode of Heat Rocks invites a special guest to talk about a heat rock – a hot album, a scorching record. These are in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives.
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