Sharing records of hip-hop history

The Arts Station will be playing a documentary that traces the roots of a record label in Los Angeles.

The Arts Station will be playing a documentary that traces the roots of a record label in Los Angeles that provided a critically acclaimed platform for underground hip-hop music.

Featuring exclusive interviews with headlining names like Kanye West, Common and Snoop Dogg, the film Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton is a must-see for music lovers and budding entrepreneurs.

The documentary borrows its name from the album My Vinyl Weighs A Ton, released in 1999 by DJ Peanut Butter Wolf — the founder of the label at the heart of the storyline: Stones Throw Records.

Through behind-the-scenes footage, never-before-seen photographs and rare concert footage, the film seeks to showcase the history, culture and global following that the record label accumulated.

Its roster of artists were responsible for some of the most heralded hip-hop albums of all time, including the notable Aloe Blacc who wrote and performed vocals on the inescapable radio hit “Wake Me Up” by Avicii.

In addition to the showing itself, the film’s director Jeff Broadway will be in attendance for a question and answer session following the movie.

The Arts Station will be putting on showings of the documentary on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door as well as online for $10/adult members, $15/adult standard attendee and $5 for youth.