Peanut Butter Wolf
A producer/DJ at the forefront of the Bay Area's thriving underground hip-hop scene, Peanut Butter Wolf is one of the most innovative artists around. He started Stones Throw Records in 1996, and the label has quickly blossomed into a who's who of progressive emcees and DJs. Lootpack, Rasco, and Rob Swift have all released LPs on the label, which also moves 12"s, instrumental albums, and even 45s. As a beatmaker, PBW uses his deep knowledge of various genres, piecing together original tracks culled from all sorts of jazz, soul, rock, pop and anything else that sounds fresh. His work has appeared on numerous compilations and other albums, and his debut solo LP My Vinyl Weighs A Ton (1999) showcases his track-crafting mastery while letting other artists shine as well (one track features nine different DJs). A strong believer in artistic freedom and experimentation, Peanut Butter Wolf exhibits the rare balance of critical acclaim and musical evolution. His skills as both a producer and label-head are huge assets to the hip-hop community, and his creative vision shows no signs of letting up.