Peanut Butter Wolf On Stones Throw's Origins, Convincing J Dilla To Release 'Donuts' + More
At the moment, Peanut Butter Wolf and the whole Stones Throw crew are enjoying some time in Australia and New Zealand taking a victory lap in celebration of the label’s 20th anniversary. While on the island(s) PBW and J Rocc stepped onstage at the BIGSOUND conference to discuss the label’s infancy, touching on the early work of Charizma (RIP,) Madlib and, of course, the late, immeasurably great, J Dilla, amongst other modern day masters.
The story’s certainly one that’s been told before, most notably in the 2013 documentary My Vinyl Weighs A Ton, but the appearance provided PBW a moment to expound on how Dilla’s final masterpiece, Donuts, came to be, shedding light on the car ride to the record store that inspired the label chief to try and convince Dilla of the potential of this particular instrumental album, which was initially a beat tape that Dilla had intended to circulate for rappers. One rapper, Ghostface Killa, took heed to Dilla’s switch-snatching call. You can watch the full panel discussion with Peanut Butter Wolf and J Rocc down below.
The 20th anniversary festivities continue on tonight in Perth and tomorrow in Adelaide.