BAKERY IN DETROIT, MI
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.
MADE FRESH DAILY
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.