Since starting the beat-centric L.A.-based Stones Throw Records in 1996, DJ, producer and label honcho Peanut Butter Wolf has garnered about as much cred as anyone can in the business without becoming a household name. Witness the cavalcade of big-name talking-heads—Mike D, Snoop Dogg, Kanye, Common, Questlove—who show up in director Jeff Broadway's doc to laud PB's uncanny ability to cultivate a roster of talent as if he were crate-digging for vinyl dusties. His label has put out records by J Dilla, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Dam-Funk and many other artists who have more esteem among DJs and record collectors than they do commercial appeal but have found an encouraging and collaborative home at Stones Throw. After the screening, head to Empty Bottle for DJ sets by Peanut Butter Wolf, J-Rocc, Jonwayne and KNX at 9pm.
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