Potluck (group)

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OriginHumboldt County, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active2001 - January 13, 2017
LabelsSuburban Noize
Members1 Ton

Potluck was an underground hip hop music group made of American rappers, Underrated (born Joshua R. Leiderman[1]) and 1 Ton (born James Nnaemeka Kerri[1]). Potluck has released 6 studio albums, Humboldt County High, Tha Lost Koast Kollective, Harvest Time, Straight Outta Humboldt, Pipe Dreams, and most recently Rhymes & Resin. Pipe Dreams, released February 10, 2009, appeared on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart at #30 on February 28, 2009.[2] Throughout their career, Potluck has toured with artists such as King Gordy, Twiztid, E-40, Tech N9ne, Lloyd Banks of G-Unit, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Hed PE, Boondox, Prozak, and the Kottonmouth Kings.

Meaning Behind the Name[edit]

Hailing from Humboldt County, California, known largely in California for the harvesting and routine consumption of "pot" or cannabis, Potluck promoted the cannabis lifestyle. Both artists have their Prop. 215 cards. Most of their songs, like most artists on the Suburban Noize record label, are about growing and/or smoking the plant.

"The name 'Potluck' doesn't mean 'a gathering with food,' it refers to the multiple ethnic groups that joined together to make their albums, almost like a potluck of ideas instead of food from a collection of cultures."—Underrated.

Potluck has collaborated with other artists such as the Luniz, Mr. GARTH-culti-VADER, Mali aka Mally, the Kottonmouth Kings, Stranger Haze, 4Saken, Playaz Lounge Crew, Tech N9ne, King Gordy, Glasses Malone, Krizz Kaliko, T-Trash, D12, Hed PE, Twiztid, T.O.N.E-z,Brokencyde,etc. who are also described as marijuana "activists". Underrated also acts as the group's producer, making most of the beats, and 1 Ton is in charge of touring.


Year Album Record Label
2001 Humboldt County High The Orchard
2002 Tha Lost Koast Kollective Lost Koast Productions
2004 Harvest Time Lost Koast Productions
2006 Straight Outta Humboldt Suburban Noize Records
2009 Pipe Dreams Suburban Noize Records
2011 Rhymes & Resin Suburban Noize Records
2012 The Humboldt Chronicles (THC) Mixtape Self-Released
2015 #StonerProblems Cd Baby Records


Year Album Record Label Collaborated with
2009 Pothead Music Vol.1 - The Dank Alumni Experience Suburban Noize Records The Dank Alumni


  1. ^ a b "Potluck - What We Are on ASCAP". ASCAP. Retrieved 2010-09-03.
  2. ^ "Artist Chart History - Albums". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2009-03-08.

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