Kottonmouth Kings

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Kottonmouth Kings
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Kottonmouth Kings at a signing table held in a clothing store in 2006.
Background information
Origin Placentia, California, United States
Genres Hip hop, rap rock
Years active 1994–present
Labels Suburban Noize Records (1994 - 2013) United Family Music (2014 - present)
Website www.kottonmouthkings.com
Members Dustin Miller
Brad Xavier
The Dirtball
DJ Bobby B
Lou Dog
Past members Saint Dog
Pakelika (deceased)
The Taxman
Johnny Richter

Kottonmouth Kings is an American hip hop group from Placentia, Orange County, California. Kottonmouth Kings officially formed in 1994, and describe themselves as "psychedelic hip-hop punk rock".[1] Kottonmouth Kings are composed of Daddy X (singer of Humble Gods, X Pistols, former singer of Doggy Style), Lou Dog (drummer of Humble Gods and former drummer of Doggy Style), D-Loc, DJ Bobby B, and newest member/ vocalists: The Dirtball.[1] The group first attracted attention with the song "Suburban Life," which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Scream 2.

Kottonmouth Kings released their debut album, Royal Highness, on Capitol Records in the summer of 1998. They began to gain mainstream success with the release of their third album, High Society in 2000, and toured with D12/Primer 55 and Bionic Jive in the fall of 2001.[1] In 2006, Kottonmouth Kings headlined at the year's Cannabis Cup and was named "Band of the Year" by High Times.[2]

Daddy X and KMK left Subnoize Records due to differences between Daddy X & Kevin Zinger. Later in 2013 it was announced that Daddy X and KMK had formed a new label, "United Family Trust". Johnny Richter left Kottonmouth Kings in October 2013, and is still signed to Subnoize Records. Kottonmouth Kings (Daddy X, D-Loc & The Dirtball) released their first album without Johnny Richter on April 20, 2014 titled "The Buddah Shack EP". In September 2014 Kottonmouth Kings on their twitter & facebook pages officially announced their new album Krown Power was in the final stages & is set to be released in early 2015.

Influences[edit]

Their influences include Fishbone the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Rage Against the Machine, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, N.W.A, Ice-T, Cypress Hill, 24-7 Spyz, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Bad Religion, Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, Insane Clown Posse, and Sublime

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Title Released
Dopeumentary May 8, 2001
Stoners Reeking Havoc October 22, 2002
Endless Highway August 12, 2003
The Kottonnmouth Kings November 16, 2004
10 Years Deep January 25, 2005
Evil Bong October 24, 2006
The Joint Is on Fire (With VD) February 20, 2007
Donsworld April 1, 2007
Kottonmouth Kings and High Times Present: Kanabis Kup '06 2007
Throw Your Spades Up! February 19, 2008
The Psychumentary April 8, 2008
Long Live the Kings April 20, 2010
Big Money Rustlas August 17, 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ankeny, Jason. "Biography for Kottonmouth Kings". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Suburban Noize Records. Retrieved 2008-08-04.