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OUR STORY

I'M HERMAN HAYES,

Dilla's "Uncle Herm"

I've been a chef and baker for my entire career. Donuts are my specialty. When I used to visit my little nephew James, the first thing he'd look for was that box of donuts in my hand. Little did I know that many years later, James would become J. Dilla, a legendary hip-hop producer, and those donuts would not only inspire the name of his most acclaimed album, but become a symbol of the man himself.

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Detroit

The Yancey and Hayes families have been a part of this city for generations, through its ups and downs. We are proud to be a part of downtown Detroit's amazing comeback. Come see us the next time you're in town!

A tribute and

A LIVING LEGACY

After Dilla's death in 2006, I was amazed at how much he and his music meant to people all over the globe. And with their father gone, I wanted his daughters to have some support and a living bond to his legacy. After a decade of planning and working, I opened my donut shop in Detroit in 2016. I called it Dilla's Delights — named for the two little girls who meant the world to him.

Detroit

J DILLA

A Detroit Legend

James Dewitt Yancey (1974-2006), known professionally as Jay Dee or J Dilla, was one of the most influential musicians and music producers  of our era. Though he worked primarily in hip-hop — collaborating with artists such as The Roots, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and more — Dilla's sonic and rhythmic impact is now felt throughout the music world from pop to jazz. He was born in Detroit and lived his first few years in the building where Dilla's Delights now stands. As a child he DJed in nearby Harmonie Park. After moving to the Conant Gardens  neighborhood, Dilla became a teenage multi-instrumentalist, a consummate student of sound, a voracious collector of records, and an expert programmer of drum machines. 

Since his death in 2006, Dilla has been celebrated with annual "Dilla Day" festivals across the globe and lauded by journalists from NPR to The New York Times. His music has been interpreted by jazz and classical composers and studied at major universities. And his equipment is on exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.

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John Doe Cake
John Doe Cake

Our original classic cake donut.

John Doe Cake w/ MAX Chocolate
John Doe Cake w/ MAX Chocolate

Our plain Doe with chocolate ganache.

McNasty Macaroon Cake
McNasty Macaroon Cake

Toasted coconut crumble makes McNasty the bomb.

Cakeboy Chocolate Cake
Cakeboy Chocolate Cake

The darkness. With or without MAX Chocolate Ganache.

Cakeboy Chocolate Glaze
Cakeboy Chocolate Glaze

Deep chocolate with an extra snap of sweetness.

Brewster's Banana Pudding Cake
Brewster's Banana Pudding Cake

Fresh bananas give a burst of flavor.

Rico Suave Cinnamon Raisin Cake
Rico Suave Cinnamon Raisin Cake

VEGAN! Come get this classic flavor combo.

Blackbottom Blueberry Cake
Blackbottom Blueberry Cake

VEGAN! A tasty tribute to the old neighborhood.

Conant Gardens Glaze
Conant Gardens Glaze

Simple and sweet, raised and glazed to amaze.

D-Lime-Nut Glaze
D-Lime-Nut Glaze

A taste of the tropics in Detroit.

Lightworx Lemon Glaze
Lightworx Lemon Glaze

Pucker up for this citrus sensation.

Beverly Bavarian Cream Filled
Beverly Bavarian Cream Filled

Light cream in a fluffy donut topped with chocolate ganache.

Aaliyah Lemon Filled
Aaliyah Lemon Filled

A tart tribute to Detroit's own babygirl.

Rasul Wasi Raspberry Filled
Rasul Wasi Raspberry Filled

Delicious, sweet fruit in a fluffy donut.

Red Cornish Cinnamon Roll
Red Cornish Cinnamon Roll

How Detroit rolls in the morning.

Fan-Tas-Tic Fruit Fritters
Fan-Tas-Tic Fruit Fritters

In apple, cranberry and mixed berry.

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242 John R St, Detroit, MI 48226
313-346-3771
dillasdelights@gmail.com
 
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