Peanut Butter Wolf Presents
Stones Throw Ten Years
Stones Throw
*****


Stones Throw Records, arguably the hottest independent hip-hop label in the U.S., has turned ten. In the past decade, they’ve introduced the world to inimitable MCs such as Madlib, Madvillain, MF Doom, Oh No, MED, Percee P, and the late J Dilla. This release has 25 tracks that span the entire Stones catalog. It’s not a greatest hits collection, but rather a sampling evidencing the quality of original material this label drops on the daily. It is apparent that these cats would rather work at Fashion Bug than release anything mediocre.

Stones Throw Ten Years also comes with a bonus disc of the same 25-song collection remixed by Beat Junkies’ turntablist J. Rocc. It may be a tad redundant, but it makes a worthy companion to the first disc, provided you want to mock DJ your next party. Here’s looking forward to the next ten years with the Stones.—Ryan Dupuis