I just recently got turned on to these guys after watching the 2013 Stones Throw Records documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records.
The story of Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf is an interesting tale that sadly ends in tragedy with Charizma being murdered before the duo’s music would be fully recognized and appreciated.
Peanut Butter Wolf then went on to form Stones Throw Records, whose story alone is also extremely interesting, and even if you don’t know much about the label or its eclectic roster of artists, Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records is still a great watch for anyone interested in indie music. Check it.
While signed to Hollywood Basic, Charizma and Peanut Butter Wolf recorded several tracks but Hollywood Basic never released an album because of creative differences between the artists and the label. Charizma stated, “The stuff we wanted to do was not what Hollywood wanted. When we first got signed they kept asking us for more and more songs. After we got signed they were turning things down left and right. They were talking about bringing outside producers—but Pete Rock & CL Smooth never had outside producers, Gang Starr never did. It’s like they almost liked the image [of us] more.” …[read more]