Legendary hip-hop label Stones Throw celebrated their 20th anniversary last night by hooking up with Red Bull for a huge outdoor jam. Taking place in Highland park, the 5 hour fam jam was a chilled out afternoon of good music, good food, and super good vibes. Easily gathering over a thousand people to spent their Saturday night listening to such talents as Iman Omari, Sudan Archives, Koreatown Oddity, Chrome Canyon, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, Mild High Club, Mndsgn, Karriem Riggins, Homeboy Sandman, Dam Funk, J Rocc & Peanut Butter Wolf, and of course Common. For Red Bull’s part, the show was part of their bigger 30 Days Of Music taking place throughout November in Los Angeles and fit perfectly into the calendar or good music.
Before the night was topped off by a performance by Common, Stones Throw head-honcho, DJ and producer Peanut Butter Wolf went back to back on the 1’s & 2’s with J Rocc. Playing a bevy of hits from the labels extensive catalogue the two Dj’s also had vocal appearances from OG rhyme slayers MED and Plant Asia. It was a hip hop heads dream come true.
As the sun set the gathered crowd received a little common sense from rapper Common. Having just released his Black America Again, the rapper handled the mic like a pro. Stopping in between performing his hits to encourage the audience to remember we are all people struggle in the system and to stress the importance of the Black Lives Matter, and that all lives matter.
Taking a minute to recognize deceased Stones Throw Records producer, rapper, legend J. Dilla before throwing down “Thelonius.” Damn, what a performance. Congratulations Stones Throw and good job Red Bull. ?