Eric Joyner (previously featured here) is a San Francisco Bay Area painter known for his Robots & Donuts artist series. His love for comics, drawing and painting shows in his artwork.
Eric has filled his imagery with epic tales featuring an ongoing synergy between robots and donuts. Utilizing his natural painterly technique, Joyner injects a lively dynamism into the inanimate toys and confectionery that serve as his muses. Through astute observation of the human species and our whole gamut of emotions and behaviors, Eric captures the essence of what it means to be human and reflects it back at us through his engaging menagerie of colorful characters.
Probably our favorite beat from J Dilla’s masterstroke Donuts, we like a little extra touch from Black Thought of The Roots in this nice remix. Sounds like this is exactly what it should be. Good morning to you. We are here again.
To start out the week, let’s go with a lasting track. We couldn’t really think of anything that captured the mood of our weekend better than “The Last Donut of the Night.” The whole album is restless, but this track shows there is a calm at the end of the storm…
We love when people take an old track and apply new visuals to it, and someone took the massively great Jaylib track, “The Heist,” and gave it a whole new video. This was for a Stones Throw contest, with the directors saying “We realize this song was released prior to the Donuts material but we had a hard time singling out any one song. We also wanted to see “The Heist” come to life with its great lyrics and potential for visual representation. So we apologize for any offense taken from mixing the two concepts. We just thought it was a cool way to have a donut MC. Hope you enjoy!”