Members of Kottonmouth Kings at a signing
|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|
|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". 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. 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. In 2006, Kottonmouth Kings headlined at the annual Cannabis Cup, and was named "Band of the Year" by High Times.
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".
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Royal Highness (1998)
- Hidden Stash (1999)
- High Society (2000)
- Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop (2001)
- Rollin' Stoned (2002)
- Fire It Up (2004)
- The Kottonmouth Xperience (2004)
- Kottonmouth Kings (2005)
- Joint Venture (2005)
- Koast II Koast (2006)
- Hidden Stash III (2006)
- Cloud Nine (2007)
- The Kottonmouth Xperience Vol. II: Kosmic Therapy (2008)
- The Green Album (2008)
- Hidden Stash 420 (2009)
- Long Live The Kings (2010)
- Sunrise Sessions (2011)
- Hidden Stash 5: Bongloads & B-Sides (2011)
- Mile High (2012)
- Krown Power (2015)
|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|