Track List

Living for the Future

Prime of my Life

It Will Come

Warm Life

Hard on Myself

Be the Man

Need More Followers

Down in the Basement

Won Day

This Time

Forget It


Vex Ruffin - Vex Ruffin (LP + Download Card)
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Record Label: Stones Throw

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On paper Vex Ruffin’s music is simple: an untrained punk musician who uses a few basic instruments in uncomplicated ways, he calls the style ‘minimalist.’ Although it may not seem like it upon first listen, Vex’s music is rooted in sampling and hip hop beat-making culture. The SP 303 sampler provides the drums and other sounds, a purchase inspired by Madlib.

Vex is the first and only artist signed to Stones Throw Records on the strength of an unsolicited demo sent through the mail. Peanut Butter Wolf recalls, “It was kind of a fluke that I listened. I just liked the drawing on the cover so I decided to check it out. I called the phone number on the CD and Vex thought I was his friend playing a practical joke.”