STONES THROW 10TH ANNIVERSARY CHROME CHILDREN TOUR
From the unlikely beach town of Oxnard, 40 miles north of Los Angeles, the multi-dimensional Madlib quickly rose to prominence as one of the most interesting figures in late-'90s hip-hop. Madlib quickly made a name for himself as a rapper, producer, and DJ. In particular, his expansive style and deft touch for composition made him one of hip-hop's most sought-after producers. An enthusiastic crate digger, with a deep reverence for jazz and soul, Madlib branched out into a number of ambitious, engaging solo projects. With each year Madlib has continued to expand his abilities beyond the core hip hop that he is known for.
PEANUT BUTTER WOLF
Chris Manak took on the name Peanut Butter Wolf in the late-80s when he realized that, in an odd turn of events, a girlfriends youngest brother feared the peanut butter wolf monster more than death itself. Wolf and his more conventionally-named counterpart, Charizma, began recording in 1989 when the two were still teenagers. Within three years, the duo signed a contract with Hollywood Basic (Disney) alongside label mates Organized Konfusion and DJ Shadow. Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf were riding high, touring Europe, receiving press in magazines such as Billboard and (a then newspaper format) Urb , hanging with radio legends Sway & King Tech on Wake Up Show and performing live shows with groups like House of Pain, Nas and The Pharcyde. Then, in December of 1993, Charizma tragically lost his life. Stunned, Wolf temporarily gave up on music. In 1996, Peanut Butter Wolf founded Stones Throw Records. Charizmas posthumous "My World Premiere" was the single to launch the label. Lately, PB Wolf has moved away from producing (save the odd remix or compilation track) to build the Stones Throw label and to travel as a DJ to Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, and across the US.
J.ROCC - mp3
J-Rocc, born Jason Jackson, began DJing in the mid-'80s with a California group named PSK. In 1992, J. Rocc, launched his vision of forming a DJ crew comprised of talented musicians, by introducing to the world Southern California's first turntable band - the Beat Junkies. Soon after forming, they became a seminal force in the rise of instrumental hip-hop, including core member Babu plus future stars Shortkut and D-Styles. A prized accomplishment enthusiastically received by worldwide audiences, J. Rocc continues to invent musical styles that display his creative expertise. Highly recognized for his funky showcases and original arrangements, J. Rocc has clearly distinguished his place in music history. He is currently working on an album for Stones Throw.
PERCEE P (Stones Throw records)
Percee P is one of the most important rappers to never get his due. His style has been cited as a major influence on the likes of Pharoahe Monch (that's him on the 'Lung Collapsing Lyrics' intro) and basically all of DITC (via Lord Finesse, who he battled in '89). He's cut records with everyone from Kane & Kool Keith to Aesop Rock & Jurassic 5 and outshined just about all of them. That's his voice on DJ Shadow's 'Napalm Brain, Scatter Brain'. I could go on... In short, aside from Big Daddy Kane, he's the illest quote unquote fast rapper to ever touch the mic. But because he's only recorded about 18 verses in as many years, not a lot of heads know what's up. -cocaineblunts.com
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