Stones Throw Records

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Stones Throw Records
Stones Throw logo.svg
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1996
Founder Chris Manak
Distributor(s) Capitol Music Group
Genre Various
Country of origin United States of America
Location Los Angeles, California
Official website

Stones Throw Records is an American independent music label based in Los Angeles, California. Under the direction of founder and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, Stones Throw has released numerous albums across a variety of genres since its inception in 1996. The label and its artists have received numerous positive reviews and credits.[1]


Stones Throw Records was founded in 1996 by San Jose-based DJ/Producer Chris Manak (Peanut Butter Wolf)[2] as a means of releasing his debut album with the late MC Charles Hicks (Charizma).[3] Since then, Stones Throw has grown into a multi-generational, internationally recognized label in the underground music scene.

The label has released numerous legendary hip-hop records, including Madvillain's (a collaboration between producer Madlib and MF DOOM) highly acclaimed[4] debut album Madvillainy in 2004, and J Dilla's Donuts in 2006.

In 2014, the label was featured in a documentary entitled "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton," which featured hip-hop artists including Kanye West and Questlove and described the label's influence on the genre of hip hop.[5]



  1. ^ Yates, Kieran. "Stones Throw Records: the label that changed hip hop". The Guardian. The Guardian. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Peanut Butter Wolf". Stones Throw Records. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  3. ^ Nate Jackson (December 22, 2011). "Peanut Butter Wolf talks 15th anniversary of Stones Throw Records". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2 Feb 2013. 
  4. ^ "Reviews for Madvillainy by Madvillain". Metacritic. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "IMBD". November 16, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ "NxWorries | Stones Throw Records". Retrieved Jan 22, 2016. 
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  8. ^ "Tuxedo - Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One - "Number One"". Stones Throw. Retrieved 2015-02-04. 

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