Peanut Butter Wolf
|Peanut Butter Wolf|
Peanut Butter Wolf playing the live DJ set at FYF Fest in Los Angeles.
|Birth name||Christopher Manak|
|Also known as||Chris Cut|
November 7, 1969 |
San Jose, California, U.S.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Christopher Manak (born November 7, 1969), known professionally as Peanut Butter Wolf, is an American disc jockey and record producer from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for being the founder of Stones Throw Records.
Manak took the name Peanut Butter Wolf in the late-80s when he realized that a girlfriend’s youngest brother feared the “peanut butter wolf monster” more than death itself. He has been active since 1989 when he produced a song by Lyrical Prophecy called "You Can't Swing This" on a label called PMR Records run by Kim Collett, who DJed with him at the local radio station (KSJS). Peanut Butter Wolf persuaded his father to contribute $500 to get the record released, making him a part owner in the label. Later that year, he met Charles Hicks, a.k.a. Charizma. They became close friends and formed a group.
Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf eventually left the label right before it closed its hip hop division. Charizma died in December 1993. Eventually Peanut Butter Wolf began making beats and DJing again. He started passing out tapes to get their music heard.
The next two years brought several compilations: Return of the DJ, instrumental beats Peanut Butter Breaks, and production work for Kool Keith. Peanut Butter Wolf also released an EP called "Step On Our Egos" for Southpaw Records.
- Peanut Butter Breaks (Upstairs Records, 1994)
- My Vinyl Weighs a Ton (1999)
- Big Shots (2003) w/ Charizma
- Peanut Butter Wolf's Jukebox 45's (Stones Throw Records, 2002)
- Chrome Children (Stones Throw Records, 2006)
- Chrome Children Vol. 2 (Stones Throw Records, 2007)
- B-Ball Zombie War (Stones Throw Records, 2007)
- Straight to Tape 1990-1992 (2009)
- Fusion Beats (2002)
- Badmeaningood Vol.3 (2003)
- 666 Mix (2006)
- Chrome Mix (2006)
- Zombie Playoffs (2007)
- Ladies First (2007)
- Be Our Valentine (2008) w/ Prince Paul
- Step on Our Ego's? (1996)
- Lunar Props (1996)
- Styles, Crews, Flows, Beats (1998)
- "Run the Line" b/w "The Undercover (Clear & Present Danger)" (1997)
- "Definition of Ill" (1999)
- "Tale of Five Cities" (1999)
- Kool Keith - "Wanna Be a Star" (1996)
- Weiss, Jeff (October 8, 2010). "Peanut Butter Wolf premieres an exclusive mix in advance of this Sunday's 10/10/10 celebration". Los Angeles Times.
- Hundley, Jessica (January 15, 2004). "Moving fast, at 33 rpm". Los Angeles Times.
- Aveling, Marisa (May 24, 2011). "Q&A: Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf". CMJ.
- Levisman, Sean (March 28, 2012). "Peanut Butter Wolf on Making Music: "Don't Do It for the Fame, Do It for Yourself"". Miami New Times.