Donuts and Ice Cream is a tribute to J Dilla’s Donuts album.
Two years ago, I decided to pay homage to Dilla. Donuts and Ice Cream re-samples all the original samples from the Donuts album to create completely new beats. The album took 9 months to complete, and captures my battles with feelings of self-doubt, joy, and melancholy.
It blends soul samples, trap drums, with EDM influences. It is my humble response to Dilla’s classic.
Dilla’s legacy reverberates through time and challenges us to create, and enjoy the little time we have. Perhaps, we’ll do this with a donut in one hand, and an ice cream cone in the other.