Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf - Circa 1990-1993

In memory of Charizma, who passed away 20 years ago. I remember buying the album and singles many moons ago from Sandbox. Peace to Ed and Smiley. link

Rest In Peace Charizma.

Stones Throw is releasing a 4LP boxset to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the passing of Charizma and the collection of works he and Peanut Butter Wolf created between 1990-1993. Compiled by Peanut Butter Wolf, the anthology includes rare, classic and unreleased tracks that makes up eight sides of vinyl, along with never before seen photos and ephemera.

A lifetime has passed since the murder of Bay Area emcee Charles “Charizma” Hicks who passed in December of 1993 at the age of 20. Despite his short life, Charizma made an impression on everyone he encountered. Charizma’s death deeply impacted his close friend and hip hop production partner Chris “Peanut Butter Wolf” Manak, who at the time stopped making music (and everything else) for several months after receiving the news. Ultimately, however, it was Charizma’s murder that gave PB Wolf the impetus to carry on and get their music heard by the world – setting up his own record label to do so. In 1996, Wolf founded Stones Throw Records and put out the first release, a Charizma/PB
Wolf 12″ single called “My World Premiere.”

Fast forward to 2014 and over 400 releases later, including the 2003 Charizma album “Big Shots”, Peanut Butter Wolf now presents a comprehensive tribute to his friend and musical partner, properly showcasing the full body of work left behind by Charizma over 20 years ago.

With this posthumous release, hip-hop fans can only speculate what heights might have been reached if Charizma might have reached if he was still here today.