Peanut Butter Wolf Re-Meeting Madlib
To stone's Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf speaks of the creation of "Madvillainy" and "Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton."
Stones Throw Records has released a series that prided itself on Hip-Hop projects. J Dilla's Donuts, Homeboy Sandman First Of A Living Breed, Doom, and Madlib's collaborative album Madvillainy were all distributed by the label founded by Peanut Butter Wolf.
Speaking with HipHopDX about a stone's Throw documentary, Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records, Wolf describes the creation of Doom and Madlib's classic collaboration, Madvillainy.
"For me, when I met Madlib was like am I going to stay focused on my own music or I'm going to concentrate on this person that I think that makes better music than I do?", tells HipHopDX exclusively. "I always liked what I did. I feel that I was better than that of other people, but I also felt that Madlib was better than me. With Madvillainy, it was pretty easy. He would be back in songs of two and two, sometimes three at a time and I am very excited with everything, the first time that the audience of 'Curls' or 'Big Day.' At that time we were still passing CDs back and forth, that wasn't really junk units, but it was not tape. It was somewhere in the middle. It was more about trying to get the songs from him that worrying about being good or bad. I'm always very honest with the artists. For better or for worse, I tell people if I don't like a song."
Peanut Butter Wolf also describes Madlib as "camera shy", which is the reason why there are a few video interviews of him on Youtube.
"[Rob Broadway and Jeff Gordon Braiver] did the Stones Throw documentary. Madlib always said, 'Yes, I'm down, but I had never had to coordinate a time and a place where we can do it. When in reality what he did in the end, I was really surprised.
"Rob and Jeff have a lot of great artists involved than I ever would have guessed," Wolf continues. "Kanye West, said very kind things about Madlib and Dilla. Asked what he thought of me and said, 'Who that?' Him in a different scene than I am. He is on a different