"I think that there is so much Nate Dogg on this record," says Mayer Hawthorne, one half of Tuxedo with producer Jake One, about the inspiration behind the album. "He was a massive influence on the making of this record."
For over 15 years now, Los Angeles-based Stones Throw Records has been home to some of the most varied and inventive musical artists. Now the label's genesis is detailed in a new documentary with the tale of the label's conception.
Decked out in a black velvet blazer and matching bowtie, Hawthorne was a showman through and through, knowing when to belt out his signature falsetto and when to slow it down and interact with the crowd.