Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop

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Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 9, 2001
Recorded2001
Genre Hip hop, Punk rock, rap rock
Length69:48
Label Suburban Noize/Capitol
Producer Daddy X, DJ Bobby B, and Michael Kumagai
Kottonmouth Kings chronology
High Society
(2000)
Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop
(2001)
Rollin' Stoned
(2002)
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Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop is the fourth release from Orange County, California, rappers Kottonmouth Kings released on October 9, 2001. [2] The foundation had been laid down the sounds that the Kings would go on to explore more fully on their next album, Rollin' Stoned . As of the week of October 27, 2001, the album peaked at #100 on the Billboard 200. [3]

Orange County, California County in California, United States

Orange County is a county located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,010,232, making it the third-most populous county in California, the sixth most populous in the U.S., and more populous than 21 U.S. states. Although mostly suburban, it is the second most densely populated county in the state, behind San Francisco County. The county's four most populous cities, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, and Huntington Beach, each have a population exceeding 200,000. Several cities are on the Pacific coast, including Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Dana Point, and San Clemente.

Kottonmouth Kings is an American hip hop group from Placentia, Orange County, California. The band officially formed in 1996, describing their eclectic sound as "psychedelic hip-hop punk rock". The group's original lineup consisted of D-Loc, Saint Dog, and Johnny Richter. The group has since returned to their original lineup as of their latest release Kingdom Come in 2018.

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Contents

While the album title refers to Hidden Stash , the Kings' post- Royal Highness collection of b-sides, rarities, and remixes, the album itself is a regular studio album. The only song on Hidden Stash, Vol. 2 that had been previously released was "My Mind's Playin' Tricks on Me," a Geto Boys cover version that was recorded for the compilation album Take A Bite Outta Rhyme .

<i>Hidden Stash</i> 1999 compilation album by Kottonmouth Kings

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Royal Highness is a style used to address or refer to some members of royal families, usually princes or princesses. Monarchs and their consorts are usually styled Majesty. When used as a direct form of address, spoken or written, it takes the form "Your Royal Highness". When used as a third-person reference, it is gender-specific and, in plural, Their Royal Highnesses (TRH).

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On September 15, 2009, Hidden Stash II was re-issued with the Dopeumentary DVD as Double Dose V3, the third and final double dose set.

Track listing

#TitleGuest ArtistTime
1Intro1:46
2Killa KaliThe Judge4:19
3Welcome To The Suburbs3:41
4Tell Me Why4:14
5Dying Daze3:32
6Life Rolls On3:57
7Paid Vacation4:04
8Things I Do3:42
9Bi-Polar3:04
10New Destination6:10
11Brain On Drugs (Interlude)1:05
12All About The Weed4:21
13Family Trees4:16
14On The Run Dog Boy 4:17
15My Mind's Playin' Tricks On Me5:20
16Grow Room Jam8:23

All songs written by Kottonmouth Kings, except: "My Mind's Playin' Tricks On Me" by Geto Boys and Kottonmouth Kings.

"On The Run" had a radio edit version released on test press copies. Other than that, there were no singles released for this album.

Roles

Dog Boy is a singer and songwriter, currently signed with Suburban Noize Records as a solo artist. Along with his solo project he also supplied vocals for the reggae/punk rock band, Too Rude, who are also signed with Subnoize.

Doug Carrion is an American musician, audio engineer, record producer, and music editor. He played bass guitar in the punk rock bands the Descendents and Dag Nasty during the 1980s, and in the hard rock band For Love Not Lisa in the early 1990s. He has had a long working relationship with Brad "Daddy X" Xavier, playing with him in the punk rock bands Doggy Style and Humble Gods, working with his rap rock group the Kottonmouth Kings in the 2000s, and playing on his solo albums. Carrion has also composed, edited, and recorded music for television and films, including several reality television series and game shows during the 2000s. In 2012 he started his own Americana group, Doug C and the Blacklisted.

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