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Peanut Butter Wolf on new doc about Stones Throw Records

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Peanut Butter Wolf performs on stage during the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival at Liberty State Park on July 31, 2009 in Jersey City, New Jersey. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Maybe you've heard of Sub Pop records in Seattle?

They're one of the biggest indie record labels in the country. Famous for discovering artists like Nirvana and Soundgarden, they're the last stop before artists jump ship to bigger commercial labels.

We have our own version of Sub Pop here in Los Angeles. They're called Stones Throw Records and they've been one of the most influential labels in the indie hip hop scene over the past 15 years, releasing music from artists like Madlib and MF Doom.

"Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton" is a new documentary coming out about Stone's Throw:


Chris Manak, also known as Peanut Butter Wolf, is the founder and owner of the label. He joins Take Two to talk about forming the label, right here in Highland Park. 

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