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.

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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)
  • Waves
  • 10cc: Johnny Don't Do It
  • The Isley Brothers: Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time for Love), Pts 1 & 2 
  • Bye
  • 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
  • Workingonit
  • Galt MacDermot: Golden Apples Part II
  • Mash
  • Geek Down
  • The Jimi Entley Sound: Charlie's Theme
  • The Jackson 5: All I Think of is You
  • Time: The Donut of the Heart
  • Airworks
  • Don't Cry
  • Slum Village: Fan-tas-tic
  • Tonex: Jesus Saves
  • Miguel Atwood Ferguson and Carlos Niño: Fall in Love
  • Ghostface Killah: Murda Goons
  • Hi
  • 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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