Stones Throw was formed in the Bay Area in 1996 by Chris Manak (a.k.a. Peanut Butter Wolf) with the aim of creating a label by DJs and for DJs. Debut albums soon followed from Rasco, Lootpack, and Manak himself, as well as the first collaboration between PBW and Madlib.
Following Madlib's solo debut in 2000, Stones Throw packed up shop and headed south to expand operations in L.A., a move that paved the way for collaborations like Jaylib (J Dilla/Madlib) and Madvillain (MF Doom/Madlib), numerous compilations, and an extended musical reach into genres like broken beat, free jazz, and lounge.
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This last year has been one of both loss and achievement for the label. February brought the tragic death of producer J Dilla just days after the release of his album Donuts, robbing both Stones Throw and the hip-hop world of one of its brightest lights. Still, business goes on, and late 2006 saw a collaboration with Adult Swim for the ambitious Chrome Children project, as well as a huge presence in this year’s PLUG Award nominations.
The two-disc package, Peanut Butter Wolf Presents Stones Throw Ten Years, takes a musical look at these moments and others along the way. Disc One samples both released and unreleased tracks from the last decade, and Disc Two is a Stones Throw mix by J. Rocc.
Peanut Butter Wolf Presents Stones Throw Ten Years is out January 23, 2007.
1. Jaylib "The Red"
2. Peanut Butter Wolf "In Your Area feat. Planet Asia"
3. Quasimoto "Low Class Conspiracy"
4. Madvillain "America's Most Blunted"
5. J Dilla "Two Can Win"
6. Wildchild "Knicknack feat. Percee P and M.E.D."
7. Cut Chemist & M.E.D. "Blind Man"
8. Fabulous Souls "Take Me"
9. Co-Real Artists "What About You?"
10. Charizma & PB Wolf "My World Premiere (12 Version)"
11. M.E.D. "Bang Ya Head"
12. Oh No "Move Pt. 2, feat. J Dilla and Roc C"
13. Madlib "The Payback"
14. Dudley Perkins "Falling"
15. Kazi "A.V.E.R.A.G.E."
16. Koushik "Be With"
17. Yesterdays New Quintet "Sunrays"
18. Aloe Blacc "Arrive"
19. Madvillain "Figaro (Madlib Remix)"
20. Homeliss Derelix "Survivin' the Game"
21. Lootpack "Whenimondamic"
22. Gary Wilson "Gary's in the Park"
23. Stark Reality "Comrades & Dreams" (Wolf's Stones Throw 101 mix)
24. Mr. Magic "Coast to Coast" (Edan Edit)
25. Funkaho "Bootay"