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DJ Peanut Butter Wolf set up independent LA label Stones Throw Records in 1996 and it has since released a string of critically acclaimed artists that have helped to shape the music industry. Current artists include the likes of 7 Days of Funk, Arabian Prince, The Stepkids and Madlib, while previous years have seen Mayer Hawthorne and Aloe Blacc as label artists. These artists may not be mainstream chart gold, but they have captured the imaginations of hip-hop, soul and R&B lovers everywhere since its inception. 

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Warner Music Group Annual Grammy Celebration

Killswitch Engage (L-R), Mike D'Antonio, Jesse Leach, Justin Foley and Joel Stroetzel - Celebrities attend Warner Music Group Annual Grammy Celebration at Sunset Tower Hotel. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th January 2014

Killswitch Engage, Jesse Leach, Justin Foley, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D and Celebration
Killswitch Engage, Justin Foley, Jesse Leach, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D and Celebration
Killswitch Engage, Justin Foley, Jesse Leach, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D and Celebration
Killswitch Engage, Jesse Leach, Justin Foley, Joel Stroetzel, Mike D and Celebration

The Beastie Boys Aren't Suing GoldieBlox After All, But Goldieblox Are Still Suing The Beasties


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GoldieBlox may have shot themselves in the foot if they wanted to appear as the victims in the ongoing saga surrounding their online advertising campaign that features the Beastie Boys song 'Girls.' After claiming that they are being sued by the surviving members of the rap group for copyright infringement, the company counter-sued, saying they had never infringed on any copyright. Now Mike D and Ad-Rock have hit back, saying they never sued anyone, but they're still facing a lawsuit.

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Mike D, MCA and Ad-Rock all agreed that they would never allow their work to be used on advertising

As intially reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the two remaining Beasties have penned an open letter to the company, in which they commend the advert and the company for their creativity, before stating that they agreed years ago to never allow their music to be used for advertising and finally saying that they had only ever enquired how the video was used without their permission, insisting that they had not taken the issue to the courts. Goldieblox on the other hand have taken the band to court, filing a complaint stating they never infringed on any copyright laws.

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Madison Square Garden Transformation Unveiling

Mike D - Madison Square Garden Transformation Unveiling - Manhattan, NY, United States - Thursday 24th October 2013

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Lakers Casino Night Fundraiser

Mike D'Antoni - Lakers casino night fundraiser benefiting the Lakers Youth Foundation at Club Nokia - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 10th March 2013

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Food Bank For New York City Presents The 8th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner

Mike D and Jane Pratt - Mike D, Jane Pratt at pier sixty at Chelsea Piers New York City, USA - Food Bank for New York City presents the 8th Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner Tuesday 20th April 2010

Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! Review


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I guess the Beastie Boys are still cool, right? I mean, my kid brother was into them when he was 12, and that was around 1987. But "Brass Monkey" never gets old, really.To maintain relevance, I suppose, the Beasties put together a concert video with a gimmick: They gave 50 fans digital video cameras, instructions to "never stop shooting," and set them loose in Madison Square Garden. Director Adam Yauch (as Nathanial Hörnblowér) cut the ensuing footage into a single movie, and the results are... well, they're a lot like you'd expect.I guess the theory here is that if you give a million monkeys a typewriter one of them will come up with Hamlet, but 50 doesn't seem to do the trick. The film ends up with some nice musical numbers (though at 88 minutes, not too many of them), backed up with video that's about as low-grade as it gets. Standard shots of the band from the crowd and from the stage are intercut with scenes shot with cheeseball special effects -- filter after filter showing the Beasties tinted black and white, yellow, blue and red, or pixilated into oblivion. Goofy stunts are used to break up the monotony: One camera user runs to be bathroom and records a urination. Clever? You could get the same effect by watching Cable Access and listening to a Beastie Boys greatest hits album.The DVD release is made worse by the (well-meaning) use of the angle feature: You can get the film as it was intended or flip over to a version of the film that has all 50 videos running in a multi-camera grid. You can't actually make out what's happening in any of the grids, and the whole feature is pretty useless. But during the regular feature, many DVD players will perpetually display an angle icon with "1/2" next to it... for the entire film!If you're a Beastie Boys fan (or if you were one of the 50 camera operators), you'll probably want to check out this movie. But frankly, the Boys' videos are far more entertaining.Additional DVD extras include an a cappella vocal track, a "detour" feature that branches off with other camera operators, a commentary from the band, and a "mock" short film about the director.Aka Awesome; I ... Shot That.

Keep Your Eyes Open Review


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If you've already seen Ultimate X or even Dogtown and Z-Boys, you've probably experienced more than enough extreme sports docu-fun. Tamra Davis (Half Baked) adds nothing we haven't already seen to this budding genre, though it classifies such ancient sports as surfing and skiing as "extreme."

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Fade To Black Review


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In 2003, Brooklyn rapper Jay-Z (a.k.a. Shawn Carter) called it quits after an eight-year career. Compared to most rap artists, he ruled the charts and the airwaves for an eternity. His final album, "The Black Album" (2003) was meant to be a farewell to his fans, and now this feature film documents his final concert, a huge, sold-out affair in Madison Square Garden.

"Fade to Black" presents the show itself -- with guest appearances by Beyonce (Jay-Z's highly publicized girlfriend), Mary J. Blige, Ghostface Killah (from the Wu-Tang Clan) and Missy Elliot -- as well as behind-the-scenes footage during the making of the album.

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