“I met Wolf in early 2012, actually. So we’ve only known each other for about a year and a half to two years,” said Jeff Broadway, the director of the documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton, which tells the life and career story of Peanut Butter Wolf and the birth and life of his record label, Stones Throw Records.

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28 Jun 2006

Roc C is definitely the hardest rapper to ever appear on Stones Throw Records. The debut release from this Oxnard, Ca MC, who runs in the company of such luminaries as The Lootpack, Oh No, and M.E.D., is All Questions Answered. And while it may not answer all questions, it certainly gets a certified stamp of approval from the West Coast. Guests include Dudley Perkins, J-Ro (of the Liks), Chino XL, Bizzy Bone, and Aloe Blacc. Plus, the indelible Sway (of the Sway and Tech Wake Up Show and MTV), is a fan.

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This next statement may be blasphemous; however, it is nevertheless true. Quasimoto’s Further Adventures Of Lord Quas sounds a lot like Slim Shady’s LP. More specifically, imagine Eminem rapping over the Beat Street soundtrack, all the while inhaling a helium-filled balloon, in the midst of a green-leaf-smoke-filled room. And that’s pretty much all you need to know about this record. Honestly. From there you can make your own decisions.

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Reminiscent of some Prince Paul/ Dan The Automator collaboration, Dudley Perkins’ sophomore CD, Expressions (2012 A.U.), which pairs the unlikely singer with the evil genius of Madlib, is every bit as funky, irreverent and quirky as anything by Bootsy, George or Parliament. Psychedelic with a hip-hop and soul vibe, Dudley lays down his “rap” with titles like “Come Here My Dear” and “Coming Home.” His unique voice and sincerity, coupled with “subtle (and not so subtle) humor” was first realized on 2003’s A Lil’ Light (Stones Throw). The album, also produced by Madlib, was a Frankenstein’s monster of funk and hip-hop that allowed the forward thinking muse inside Dudley to introduce itself to the world.

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Mayer Hawthorne seemed to travel forward in time, arriving in this millennium after being transported from the stage of “The !!! Beat” show in the ‘60s. After Hawthorne’s heartache R&B songs perked the ears of Mr. Manak of Stone’s Throw Records, a 7” followed, as did A Strange Arrangement. Fresh off the press is How Do You Do, still dripping with the R&B groove that initially drew new ears to this style of timeless music.

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