Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton
April 1, 2014
The film weaves together rare concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video, photographs and in-depth interviews with the artists who put Stones Throw Records on the map. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton gives an exclusive look into the label’s left-of-center artists, history, culture, and global following.
Stones Throw Records was founded in 1996 by San Jose-based DJ/Producer Chris Manak (Peanut Butter Wolf) as a means of releasing his now-classic debut album with the late MC Charizma.
Since then, Stones Throw has grown into a multi-generational, international powerhouse in the underground music scene. Over the past two decades, Stones Throw has put out over 200 critically acclaimed releases and has launched the careers of world renowned artists such as Aloe Blacc, Mayer Hawthorne, Madlib, J Dilla, J Rocc and many more.
The film features exclusive interviews with Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Common, Questlove, Talib Kweli, Mike D (The Beastie Boys), Tyler the Creator, and many more.