Peanut Butter Wolf

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Peanut Butter Wolf
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Peanut Butter Wolf playing the live DJ set at FYF Fest in Los Angeles.
Background information
Birth name Christopher Manak[1]
Also known as Chris Cut[2]
Born (1969-11-07) November 7, 1969 (age 48)
San Jose, California, U.S.
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.[3]
  • Disc jockey
  • record producer
Instruments Turntables
Years active 1989–present
Associated acts

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.[4]


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.

Cologne/Germany 2003


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]


  • 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



  • "Run the Line" b/w "The Undercover (Clear & Present Danger)" (1997)
  • "Definition of Ill" (1999)
  • "Tale of Five Cities" (1999)

Guest appearances[edit]



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