17 Oct
370+ releases & counting for the LA indie hip-hop & soul label

Anybody who even moderately pays attention to music knows how difficult it is to survive as an independent label nowadays — the shit is brutal. What’s even harder is surviving when you’re uncompromising about your product, discriminating with your roster and meticulous about your craft. Such is the case with Los Angeles’ Stones Throw Records, an indie label started in 1996 by DJ/producer Peanut Butter Wolf. Although centered around golden era-influenced hip hop, Stones Throw has a deep catalog of artists the run the gamut of soul, funk, rap, R&B and everything in between: Mad Villain, J Dilla, Aloe Blacc, J Rocc, Arabian Prince, Quasimoto, Karriem Riggins, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Oh No, MF Doom, Dam-Funk, Freddi Gibbs & oh so many more call the label home. Now they’ve put together a feature length documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, telling the story of Stones Throw and its genesis as a vehicle to put out the music of Peanut Butter Wolf’s murdered partner Charizma. The story is both harrowing and inspirational, and should make for one helluva music doc. Peep the trailer below, and if you’d like to help contribute to making Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton check out their Kickstarter and see what you can do…

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