Stones Throw 102: In Living The True Gods
Stones Throw's first DVD anthology, "Stones Throw 101," served as a primer course for those unfamiliar with the label's groundbreaking video releases and included one of indie hip-hop's greatest visual moments, the animated Madvillain "All Caps" video, alongside more classic, live-action fare by the likes of Madlib and J Dilla. Directors of the early Stones Throw 101 videos have gone on to great heights, working for the likes of Nas, Young Buck, Ludacris and alongside visionaris like Michel Gondry. For the label's follow up, the West Coast mavericks have assembled a more advanced curriculum, "In Living The True Gods" (a line from the Madvillain "Accordion", seen for the first time on this collection. From the surrealist Quasimoto "Bullysh#t" animated video to the late J Dilla's last appearance on film in MED's "Push" to the neo-noir animated nightmare of Madvillain's "Monkey Suite," this anthology demonstrates Stones Throw's ever-widening, and never retiring, creative base. Includes a series of bonus features ranging from a J Dilla interview from 2003 to a mini-documentary of Egon's rediscovery of the Kashmere Stage Band shot by acclaimed photgrapher/filmmaker B+.