J Dilla's Donuts on vinyl: new sleeve.
- May 23, 2011
Urban Outfitters exclusive through summer/fall 2011
Back late 2005 when we were getting ready to release J Dilla's Donuts, we made a casual decision to use a drawing for the cover of the 2LP vinyl release, rather than the standard cover photo of Dilla used for the other releases. Fast forward 6 years to 2011, the retailer Urban Outfitters asked Stones Throw if they could carry the album in their stores. Of course, we say. One other request, they say, we'd like the cover with Dilla's face? Well, why not?
So here it is, better late than never: J Dilla's classic album Donuts now released on vinyl with the smile on the cover. This can be found exclusively at Urban Outfitters through summer & fall 2011. (Don't hate!)
Cover & illustrations by Jeff Jank; photo of Dilla by Andrew Gura. Just a few months ago we published a short back-story on the cover photo. Check it:
BEHIND THE SMILE
The original release will eventually run out of print, but for now we've still got them:
J DILLA - DONUTS
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