The November edition of BMI's "Pick of the Month" proved to be a historical moment for celebrated DJ/producer Peanut Butter Wolf and artists on his Stones Throw Records label. The monthly BMI showcase did double duty as a 10th Anniversary party for the hip-hop imprint and its cohorts, featuring a sold-out concert that included performances by Lootpack, James "J Dilla" Yancey, Percee P and Miss Georgia Anne Muldrow at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles.
|Peanut Butter Wolf is hot on the turntables|
Stones Throw Records is a California-based independent hip-hop label started in 1996 by Chris Manak, a.k.a. Peanut Butter Wolf. Wolf put out the song "The Chronicles" on the now legendary Return of the DJ compilation, and a collection of beats for DJs entitled Peanut Butter Breaks. The former is known as the first all-DJ album, which helped jump-start the careers of artists like Q-Bert, Cut Chemist, DJ Z-Trip and others. Stones Throw's subsidiaries Now-Again and Soul Cal specialize in funk and soul reissues.
|Talib Kweli and J Rocc fire up a packed El Rey Theatre|
BMI's "Pick of the Month" is a live, monthly showcase series focusing on a musically impacting band or artist whose talent is worthy of attention. The series is meant to help expose these artists to the music industry and public through a show held at a quality venue with discounted admission.