Stones Throw Records
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|Stones Throw Records|
|Distributor(s)||Capitol Music Group|
|Country of origin||United States of America|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder and world-renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has consistently released critically acclaimed, albums across a variety of genres since its inception in 1996. Stones Throw is considered one of the leading names in underground hip-hop circles with a cult fan following around the world.
Stones Throw Records was founded in 1996 by San Jose-based DJ/Producer Chris Manak (Peanut Butter Wolf) as a means of releasing his now-classic debut album with the late MC Charles Hicks (Charizma). Since then, Stones Throw has grown into a multigenerational, international powerhouse in the underground music scene. In regards to the music on the label, Manak has said “I put out what I personally like and save the rest for the other labels out there”
The label has gained fame for releasing acclaimed hip-hop records, including Madvillain's (a collaboration between producer Madlib and MF DOOM) highly-acclaimed debut album Madvillainy in 2004, as well as J Dilla's album Donuts, which was praised by Pitchfork Media with a perfect 10/10 score, saying "It's a widely praised favorite for so many people, and yet there's something about Donuts that feels like such an intensely personal statement".
In 2014, the label was featured in a documentary entitled "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton," which featured hip-hop luminaries including Kanye West and Questlove as it retraced the label's influence upon the genre of hip-hop and beyond. The movie has been given high praise from critics and audiences alike.
- 7 Days of Funk (a collaboration between Los Angeles based producer Dâm-Funk and rapper Snoop Dogg)
- Aloe Blacc
- Baron Zen
- Dudley Perkins
- Gary Wilson
- Guilty Simpson
- Homeboy Sandman
- J Dilla
- J Rocc
- James Pants
- Karriem Riggins
- Mayer Hawthorne
- Oh No
- Peanut Butter Wolf
- Percee P
- Steve Arrington
- Strong Arm Steady
- The Stepkids
- Yesterdays New Quintet
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