First off, shout out Joe Kay for rockin’ the Oakland A’s cap in this interview! I mean, it’s only right because he gets the pleasure to chop it up with Bay Area’s own, Peanut Butter Wolf. Founder of the thriving and historic hip-hop label, Stones Throw. The Stones family just recently celebrated 20 years of raw & pure music being put out through the label, and still going strong with amazing artists, and that’s all thanks to the brilliant mind of the DJ/Producer PB Wolf from San Jose, CA. Wolf has brought us the likes of J. Dilla, Madlib, Mayer Hawthorne, Aloe Blacc to Dam-Funk, Mndsgn, Knowledge & Anderson .Paak as NxWorries, and Karriem Riggins, and so much more. Therefore, Stones Throw is one of the best & consistent labels that continues to stay true to the core of the culture, putting out all their releases on vinyl. Physical music is much appreciated, and it’s important to take notes from the OG, as Soulection’s co-founder Joe Kay digs deep to find those PB gems.
Probably the biggest Kid Cudi fan you’ll ever meet, Jalia has been writing for YK nearly a year now. If you see her in a yellow jacket at an event, she’s not working security – although I wouldn’t test her if I were you. All jokes aside, she’s a positive spirit and dabbles in a number of creative ventures.