Kottonmouth Kings

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Kottonmouth Kings
Members of Kottonmouth Kings at a signing
Background information
Origin Placentia, California, United States
Genres Rap rock, alternative hip hop, psychedelic hip hop, punk rock, rapcore, alternative metal
Years active 1994 – present
Labels Suburban Noize Records (1994 - 2013)
United Family Music (2014 - present)
Associated acts Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B
Website www.kottonmouthkings.com
Members Dustin Miller (rapper) (1994 - present)
Brad Xavier (rapper) (1994 - present)
The Dirtball (rapper) (2009 - present)
Lou Dog (percussion) (1994 - present)
Mikey Bonez (guitar) (2015 - present)
Past members Saint Dog (rapper) (1994 - 1999)
Pakelika (deceased) (dancer) (1994 - 2012)
The Taxman a.k.a. "Munchies" (hypeman) (2000 - 2013)
Johnny Richter (rapper) (1994 - 2013)
DJ Bobby B (DJ, Producer) (1994 - 2015)

Kottonmouth Kings is an American rap rock group from Placentia, Orange County, California. The band officially formed in 1994, describing their eclectic sound 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/ vocalist, The Dirtball.[1] The group first attracted attention with the song "Suburban Life", which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Scream 2 (With former member Saint Dog).

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 quintessential album, High Society in 2000, and toured with D12/Primer 55 and Bionic Jive during the fall of 2001 in support of their fourth studio album, Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop.[1] In 2006, Kottonmouth Kings headlined at the annual Cannabis Cup, and was named "Band of the Year" by High Times.[2]

Due to a feud between Brad Xavier and the founder of SRH and Suburban Noize Records, Kevin Zinger, Kottonmouth Kings ultimately severed ties with the label in 2013. Later that same year, it was announced that Daddy X and KMK had formed a new label, "United Family Trust".[citation needed]

Johnny Richter embarked on a new chapter of his life in October 2013, when he made the decision to leave Kottonmouth Kings due to personal reasons.[citation needed] However, he is still currently signed with Subnoize Records as a solo artist. On April 20, 2014, the current KMK lineup (Daddy X, D-Loc, and The Dirtball) released their first post-Richter album, The Buddah Shack EP.[citation needed]

In September 2014, It was announced on the band's Twitter and Facebook pages their new album, Krown Power, was in the final stages of being mixed and was set to be released in early 2015. On December 31, 2014, Kottonmouth Kings officially announced via their Twitter account that the album, the first LP release on United Family Music, would be dropping on April 21, 2015. In early April 2015, KMK announced that the new tentative release date for Krown Power was set for June 2015, and that the album will be available for pre-order on April 20, 2015. A single and the accompanying video would be released each month leading up to the release of the album; the debut single/music video was "Ganja Glow".

In August 2015, DJ Bobby B sent shockwaves throughout the Kottonmouth Kingdom when he announced on Instagram that he and the band have parted ways after working together for 19 years.[citation needed]


Their influences include Fishbone, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 311, Rage Against the Machine, The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, 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.[citation needed]



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


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