For nearly two decades, Stones Throw Records have been releasing killer underground hip hop music out of LA. Founded in 1996 by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf, the label has been home to many artists including the legendary J. Dilla. Stones Throw are now releasing a feature-length documentary this spring. The film contains rare footage, unreleased videos, and numerous interviews with hip hop heavyweights.
Funded through a Kickstarter campaign, the film was directed by Jeff Broadway (“Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story”) and the French filmmakers; Sébastien Bauer and Lucas Blaya of MediaTV. According to the Kickstarter campaign, the film will “include hip-hop classics like Madvillain’s Madvillainy, Dilla’s Donutsand Quasimoto’s The Unseen. They also include retro-soul hits such as Mayer Hawthorne’s A Strange Arrangement and Aloe Blacc’s Good Things, Dam-Funk’s boogie-funk masterpiece Toeachizown, and the oddball works of James Pants and Gary Wilson. Drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with the folks who put Stones Throw on the map, OUR VINYL WEIGHS A TON will delve deeper into the label’s enigmatic artists, history, culture and global following.”
Check out the trailer below or go to the Stones Throw Records website for more info.