Peanut Butter Wolf

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Peanut Butter Wolf
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Peanut Butter Wolf at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, California in 2009.
Background information
Birth name Christopher George Manak[1]
Also known as Chris Cut[2]
Born San Jose, California[3]
Genres Hip hop[4]
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, record producer
Instruments Turntables
Years active 1989–present
Labels Heyday Records, Hollywood Records, Stones Throw Records, Ultimate Dilemma, Copasetik Recordings
Associated acts Charizma
Website www.stonesthrow.com

Christopher George Manak,[1] better known by his stage name Peanut Butter Wolf, is an American disc jockey and record producer from San Jose, California.[5] He is based in Los Angeles, where he moved to in 2000.[3] He is the founder of Stones Throw Records.[6]

Career[edit]

Having first met in 1989, Peanut Butter Wolf and rapper Charizma became friends and started making music together.[7] Although they made a name in San Jose and the Bay Area through their live shows and demo tapes, Charizma was shot dead in 1993.[7] In 1996, Peanut Butter Wolf founded Stones Throw Records,[8] which would release the duo's Big Shots in 2003.[9]

In 1999, Peanut Butter Wolf released My Vinyl Weighs a Ton. It peaked at number 44 on the UK Independent Albums Chart.[10] In 2010, Jeff Weiss of Los Angeles Times called it "a crate-digging classic that remains one of the seminal statements of the underground golden era."[11]

Discography[edit]

Peanut Butter Wolf in Cologne, Germany in 2003.

Studio albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Fusion Beats (2002)
  • Badmeaningood Vol.3 (2003)
  • 666 Mix (2006)
  • Chrome Mix (2006)
  • Zombie Playoffs (2007)
  • Ladies First (2007)
  • Be Our Valentine (2008) (with Prince Paul)

EPs[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "My World Premiere" (1996) (with Charizma)
  • "Run the Line" b/w "The Undercover (Clear & Present Danger)" (1997)
  • "Definition of Ill" (1999)
  • "Tale of Five Cities" (1999)
  • "Devotion" (2000) (with Charizma)
  • "Here's a Smirk" (2003) (with Charizma)
  • "Jack the Mack" (2003) (with Charizma)

Guest appearances[edit]

Productions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ali, Reyan (August 15, 2013). "Peanut Butter Wolf Spins the History of His Stones Throw Records". Phoenix New Times. Archived from the original on April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  2. ^ Hundley, Jessica (January 15, 2004). "Moving fast, at 33 rpm (Page 2 of 2)". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Weiss, Jeff (December 8, 2011). "Stones Throw Records Turns 15". LA Weekly. Archived from the original on December 2, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  4. ^ Lindsey, Craig D. (December 15, 2005). "Peanut Butter Wolf". Houston Press. Archived from the original on April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  5. ^ Aveling, Marisa (May 24, 2011). "Q&A: Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf". CMJ. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  6. ^ 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. Archived from the original on June 1, 2012. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Gillespie, Blake (June 19, 2014). "The story of Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf". Impose. Archived from the original on January 31, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  8. ^ Fintoni, Laurent (November 14, 2016). "For Stones Throw Records, A Love Of Hip-Hop Sparked 20 Years Of Musical Conversations". The Fader. Archived from the original on June 10, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  9. ^ Madden, Sidney (December 16, 2016). "Today in Hip-Hop: RIP Charizma (July 6, 1973 - Dec. 16, 1993)". XXL. Archived from the original on March 10, 2017. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Official Independent Albums Chart Top 50: 24 January 1999 - 30 January 1999". Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on March 1, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 
  11. ^ 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. Archived from the original on February 7, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2018. 

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