On this day in Hip-Hop history, J Dilla released his third studio album Donuts.
On this day in 2006, legendary producer and MC J Dilla released the instrumental album Donuts on Stones Throw Records. The album was produced by Dilla and took its name from the rare donut treat he allowed himself to eat during the last stages of his battle with lupus and TTP. Dilla worked on the set while in the hospital and at home while on dialysis. He would lose his battle to the disease three days after the album's release. A number of MCs have used instrumentals off the set including Ghostface Killah, Skyzoo, Big Sean, Talib Kweli, and Drake.
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1980 - The Sugarhill Gang released their self-titled debut album on Sugar Hill.
1989 - The 2 Live Crew released their controversial third album As Nasty as They Wanna Be on Skyywalker.
1995 - OBD of the Wu-Tang Clan released the single "Brooklyn Zoo" on Elektra.
1995 - Juvenile released his debut album Being Myself on Warlock.
This day in Birthdays...
J Dilla (1974) - American musician, DJ, record producer, and rapper from Detroit, Michigan.