DON'T KNOCK THE ROCK: Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records (filmmaker & special guests in person!)

“Full of inspired detours and colorful non sequiteurs, Jeff Broadway’s doc will be greeted as a godsend by hardcore hip-hop fans.” — Variety

This impossible metropolis of ours is damned lucky to have as part of its indigenous arsenal a crown jewel like Stones Throw Records. Founded almost twenty years ago by Chris Manak (better known to hip-hop heads around the world as Peanut Butter Wolf), this avant-garde record label has taken more chances and fearlessly crossed more genres than any other of its kind — and, thanks to filmmaker Jeff Broadway (Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story), is finally getting to reveal its storied history. Featuring original music by Madlib, and drawing on live concert footage, never-before-seen archival material, inner-circle home video and photographs and in-depth interviews with such Stones Throw staples as Peanut Butter Wolf, Madlib, MF DOOM, Mayer Hawthorne and Dam-Funk, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton delves deep into the label’s enigmatic artists, history, culture and global following. Director Jeff Broadway & special guests in person, Q&A moderated by music writer Jeff Weiss!
Dir. Jeff Broadway, 2013, digital presentation, 94 min.

Watch the trailer for “Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton”!