Stones Throw Records is an independent hip hop record label based in Los Angeles, California. It was started in 1996 by DJ/Producer Peanut Butter Wolf in part to release the music he made with Charizma who was killed at the age of 20.
Stones Throw is home to Madlib and many of his projects: Madvillain, Jaylib, Yesterdays New Quintet, Quasimoto, and Lootpack. Other notable artists on the roster include Dam-Funk, Mayer Hawthorne, Guilty Simpson, Strong Arm Steady, Gary Wilson, DOOM, J Dilla , Aloe Blacc, J Rocc, Arabian Prince, Baron Zen, Koushik and James Pants. J Dilla's final album during his lifetime, Donuts, was released by Stones Throw in February 2006. They also released a solo album by the progressive rock guitarist Omar Rodríguez-López called Old Money.