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Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf: Big Shots
Buy! - (Stones Throw)
This San Jose hip hop duo got signed to Hollywood Basic Records back in the early ‘90s and was all set to release their debut album until the 20-year-old rapper Charizma was shot and killed. The album was shelved, and DJ Peanut Butter Wolf has since gone on to found the influential Stones Throw record label while putting out his own fine albums. He’s also spent time through the years polishing the tracks he made with Charizma. A few of them have already come out on Stones Throw, and now the album’s finally being released. It’s a fun set of early ‘90s hip hop, combining mostly uptempo and ultrafunky breakbeats with Charizma’s energetic flow. 1/19/2004 - Don Yates