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His debut album as an MC is RAP ALBUM ONE which was preceded by three mixtapes called CASSETTE Jonwayne came onto the Los Angeles music scene by way of the east Los Angeles club Low End Theory circa 2008-09, then emerging as the epicenter of...

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Beak backwards and Jonwayne forwards

Geoff Barrow's group BEAK> emerged with an alter-ego named KAEB, got Jonwayne on the mic with some Jim Morrison type rhymes, and let the Boiler... Read More

Jonwayne - Cassette on Vinyl

In the store | JONWAYNE - CASSETTE ON VINYL 180-gram vinyl with download card packaged as the biggest cassette you've ever seen. Note: This will... Read More

Hear Jonwayne rap over 20 Doom beats in 5 minutes

MF Doom's shelf of Special Herbs gets ransacked for this "Special Herbs Medly," Jonwayne rapping over 20 Doom beats in 5 minutes. Let's hope it's... Read More

Watch Jonwayne and Mount Kimbie perform live in session for BBC Radio 1

Mount Kimbie & Jonwayne perform live in session for BBC Radio 1's Residency Live at Maida Vale studios. Mount Kimbie & Jonwayne toured together last year... Read More

Jonwayne - Third Abandoned Planet

Fresh off a Europe tour, Jonwayne is hanging out in London working on new music. "Third Abandoned Planet" is a new track featuring the archived... Read More

Jonwayne Mix for Gilles Peterson Worldwide

Jonwayne's Rap Album One was the winner of Gilles Peterson's 'Album of the Year 2014'. While he was in London, he laid down this exclusive... Read More

Jonwayne - The Desert feat. Oliver the 2nd

This is the first new track from Jonwayne since Rap Album One came out late last year. "The Desert" is presented by Annie Mac for... Read More

Jonwayne. Europe. April 2014.

Jonwayne kicks of a solid month of shows through Europe on April 2nd in Paris. If you live in Europe, chances are he's coming to... Read More

Jonwayne - "Black Magic" - live in Brownswood Basement

Jonwayne was in London in January for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, during which he received the “Album of the Year” accollade for his debut on... Read More

Jonwayne - How to Be a Gemini - The Video

Jonwayne recently took a short sabbatical from writing raps and making beats in order to pursue his dream of working a 9-5 desk job. That... Read More

Jonwayne's Rap Album One - "Album of the Year" at Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards

Congrats to Jonwayne, whose Rap Album One was named "Album of the Year" at Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards last night in London, by public vote.... Read More

Jonwayne remixes Ludacris

Jonwayne remixes Ludacris, titled: "Luda Goes To Church And I DL Lex Luger's Drum Kit" Jonwayne will be in Europe next week ... Jan 18:... Read More

Jonwayne - The Come Up feat. Scoop DeVille - Video

Late last year Jonwayne dropped Rap Album One, and here's the first video, directed by Henry DeMaio. "The Come Up Pt. 1" features Scoop DeVille,... Read More

Watch Jonwayne "Unplugged" on the Eric Andre Show

Jonwayne played a live, "unplugged" track on an SP-404 SX on Adult Swim's Eric Andre Show yesterday. Turn it up! stonesthrow.com/jonwayne twitter.com/jonwayne Read More

Jonwayne - The Come Up PART 2 - Live at Low End Theory

You've heard Jonwayne's "The Come Up, Part 1" featuring Scoop Deville. Here's PART 2, produced by Scoop Deville, performed live at Low End Theory. Both... Read More

Jonwayne - RAP ALBUM ONE

In the store | JONWAYNE - RAP ALBUM ONE Jonwayne came onto the Los Angeles music scene by way of the east Los Angeles club... Read More

Jonwayne - The Come Up Pt. 1, feat. Scoop DeVille

In the store | Jonwayne - Rap Album One New Music: Jonwayne + Scoop DeVille from Rap Album One, dropping October 29, 2013. Wayne &... Read More

Watch: Jonwayne and Homeboy Sandman on Red Light Radio

Homeboy Sandman, Jonwayne & DJ Sosa take over Red Light Radio at the Fader fort at this year's SXSW. JONWAYNE & MOUNT KIMBIE - USA... Read More

Jonwayne + Mount Kimbie U.S. Tour 2013

Score 1 for creative tour line-ups: Jonwayne will be on the road with Mount Kimbie all across North America in September and October 2013. Mount... Read More

Jonwayne "Reflection" from Rap Album One

In the store | JONWAYNE - RAP ALBUM ONE Here's the first track from the album – "Reflection" Stones Throw signed Jonwayne as an MC... Read More

Jonwayne: Exploded Drawing, Houston

Here's some video from that time a couple weeks ago when Jonwayne went to Houston to track down a Nintendo 64 and a copy of... Read More

Jonwayne - Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape

In the store | Jonwayne - Cassette 3: The Marion Morrison Mixtape Introducing the world's first analog iPod. Jonwayne's Cassette 3 - the last in... Read More

Jonwayne "Altitude"

Jonwayne's "Altitude" is a new track produced by Mndsgn & Jonwayne. This is from The Marion Morrison Mixtape  Read More

Jonwayne - Notes to Myself

Here's a new Jonwayne track over a vintage Dilla beat. Reached for comment about the "Notes to Myself," Jonwayne provided some insight to the lyrics:... Read More

Jonwayne and Jeremiah Jae "Rap Robbery"

Jonwayne & Jeremiah Jae doing it again on "Rap Robbery," now released on Scion 10 Music Series Release. From the crew at SPIN: "Rap Robbery,"... Read More

Jonwayne - Numbers on the Hoard

Here's a couple MC's doing their thing, separately, over Pusha T's "Numbers on the Board" beat by Kanye. Jonwayne's was made a few minutes ago.... Read More

Stones Throw Podcast 81: Jonwayne Daytime Naps

DOWNLOAD FREE ON ITUNES: STONES THROW PODCAST 81: JONWAYNE DAYTIME NAPS Jonwayne has created an ambient, 67-minute mixtape called Daytime Naps, his first mix in... Read More

Jonwayne "Cool Runnings" feat. Zeroh, from Cassette 2

Jonwayne's Cassette 2 is suppose to be strictly cassette - No LP, CD, Digital, no Laser Disc - but we couldn't resist busting out the... Read More

Watch: Jonwayne plays Boiler Room (Live)

Watch: Jonwayne killin' it at Boiler Room. Live. Jonwayne recently released Cassette 2, after the cigarette folks came at us over the first Cassette. Digital... Read More

Homeboy Sandman and Jonwayne: Red Light Session at SXSW

Homeboy Sandman & Jonwayne performing LIVE for Red Light Radio during SXSW from their pop-up radio booth at SXSW in the Converse Fader Fort. Wayne... Read More

SPIN: Marlboro Threatens Stones Throw, Jonwayne Hits Back With Awesome Sarcasm

Chris Martins writing for Spin Magazine, put together a piece on Jonwayne's Cassette, published March 21, 2013. Spin.com: Marlboro Threatens Stones Throw, Jonwayne Hits Back... Read More

Jonwayne - Passing Fancies - with lyrics

Jonwayne "Passing Fancies" from Cassette 2. Beat, rhyme and lyrics by JW. (Grammar, line breaks, format all intentional.) You can take The Boy out the... Read More

Philip Morris smacks Stones Throw over Jonwayne Cassette. Jonwayne releases Cassette 2.

In the store | Jonwayne - Cassette 2 36-minute rap cassette. No digital. No CD. No vinyl. Just cassette. Last year Stones Throw released new... Read More

Scoop Deville + Jonwayne + Chuck English = Digital Diamonds

Scoop Deville announced the new group Digital Diamonds and posted this track last week, but it took us a while to knock out this badass... Read More

Shots Fired 18: Jonwayne

Jonwayne and Hellfyre Club rapper Milo are guests on the latest episode of Jeff Weiss and Nocando's podcast Shots Fired. Download MP3 |  Shots Fired... Read More

Jonwayne on the rapper/producer connection – video

From the folks at Scion AV – Scion AV took an interest in Jonwayne because he is one of the rare examples of a rapper... Read More

Battle of the beards: Jonwayne and Action Bronson in Brooklyn, 10-10

Scion Presents: Open Mic with Action Bronson, Jonwayne, Party Supplies and DJ Getlive! Wednesday, October 10th, 9PM - 12PM at Public Assembly, 70 N 6th... Read More

LA Weekly: Jonwayne Is On Some Good Philosophical Shit

Jeff Weiss wrote this one for his LA Weekly column, Bizarre Ride, published September 5, 2012. The Bizarre Ride archives are well-worth a look. "In... Read More

Jonwayne's Doodle Man Desktop

We got a lot of requests. Ones like, can you send me the Madvillain acapellas? Can you makes that shirt in 6-XL? One of the... Read More

Jonwayne Cassette

In the store | JONWAYNE CASSETTE Update: Cassette will go out of print due to a complaint by Marlboro manufacturer Philip Morris. Read about the... Read More

Now Mag: Q+A with Jonwayne

Q&A with Jonwayne by Anupa Mistry for Toronto's NOW Magazine. Jonwayne plays tonight, July 19, at Wrongbar, 1279 W, Toronto. NOW: It’s kind of cool... Read More

Stool Pigeon interview with Jonwayne

HUMBLE AND PROLIFIC, THE STONES THROW PRODUCER/RAPPER JONWAYNE SAYS HE’D ‘RIDE THAT HORSE TO THE VERY END’ IF HE EVER GOT A SHOT AT THE... Read More

Jonwayne Fucks Disney

Download EP - Jonwayne Fucks Disney Just like the title says. Web release from Jonwayne. The EP focuses on samples from ... we'll let you... Read More

Quakers - Smoke feat. Jonwayne (Video)

Quakers - "Smoke" featuring Jonwayne http://stonesthrow.com/quakers Director: Shane Sakanoi Analog Director of Photography & Effects: Miko Reverenza Digital Director of Photography: Eric Coleman 2nd Camera... Read More

Jonwayne mix for XLR8R

Jonwayne's exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series: hip-hop, avant funk, experimental noise, vintage synth-pop, and tripped-out soundtracks. Grab it – XLR8R Podcast 243: Jonwayne... Read More

Jonwayne - This is False - Mixtape download

Jonwayne dropped this mixtape via his Facebook page sometime in the middle of the night.  Download contains liner notes. “So here is This is False,... Read More

Quakers - Smoke feat. Jonwayne

Download MP3 – Quakers "Smoke" feat. Jonwayne from the self-titled album Quakers on Stones Throw, March 27. Quakers: a hip-hop collective boasting 35 members orbiting... Read More

Jonwayne - Oodles of Doodles

IN THE STORE: JONWAYNE - OODLES OF DOODLES Jonwayne is an MC. Oddles of Doodles is beats. This is Jonwayne's big badass beat tape for... Read More

Jonwayne - Electricity

From Jonwayne's beat tape Doodles, soon to be rechristened Oodles of Doodles with an extra disc of doodles ... coming on Stones Throw, February 2012.... Read More

MP3: Jonti + Jonwayne “Uh Oh”

Here's a track that Jonti + Jonwayne put together in recent days, straight from the lab and unmastered. Jonti plays L.A.'s Low End Theory this... Read More

Jonwayne

His debut album as an MC is RAP ALBUM ONE which was preceded by three mixtapes called CASSETTE Jonwayne came onto the Los Angeles music scene by way of the east Los Angeles club Low End Theory circa 2008-09, then emerging as the epicenter of a new generation of hip-hop beat makers: Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Nosaj Thing, Kutmah, Daedelus. Fresh out of high school, Jonwayne jumped in with homemade rap mixtapes and immersed himself in the scene. "It felt like a golden age," he says, "it was very inspiring." He first became known as a producer, releasing the instrumental album Bowser (2011) – but it was his over-sized skill on the mic that caught the attention of Stones Throw's Peanut Butter Wolf, who signed him to record an album as an MC. As Jon set to work on his debut rap project, he let his presence be known with a series of tapes: Cassette, Cassette 2 and Cassette 3. Each was unplanned, the releases prompted by Jon’s prolific output. And by this time even lawyers for the tobacco conglomerate Phillip Morris took notice of Jonwayne, serving him with a cease & desist notice for a cassette that looked like a pack of Marlboros. Jon Wayne is the MC/producer's birth name. The Hollywood cowboy, John Wayne (real name Marion Morrison) took his famous screen name from Jonwayne's great-great-great-great-great uncle, General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a player in the American Revolutionary War. True story. Now Jonwayne's taking back the name - what goes around comes around.