High Society (Kottonmouth Kings album)

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High Society
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Studio album by
Kottonmouth Kings
ReleasedJune 27, 2000
Recorded1999 - 2000
Genre Hip hop, rap rock
Length78:13
Label Capitol
Suburban Noize Records
Producer Brad Daddy X
Kottonmouth Kings chronology
Royal Highness
(1998)
High Society
(2000)
Rollin' Stoned
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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High Society is the 2nd studio album and the third official album released by the Kottonmouth Kings, June 27, 2000. The album peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200 chart on July 15, 2000. [4] [5] The song "Peace Not Greed" peaked at number 37 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, [6] with its accompanying music video being featured on MTV's Total Request Live as a "Close Call". The song "Crucial" along with a short FMV were included in the PS1 game T.J. Lavin's Ultimate BMX.

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.

The Billboard 200 is a record chart ranking the 200 most popular music albums and EPs in the United States. It is published weekly by Billboard magazine. It is frequently used to convey the popularity of an artist or groups of artists. Often, a recording act will be remembered by its "number ones", those of their albums that outperformed all others during at least one week. The chart grew from a weekly top 10 list in 1956 to become a top 200 in May 1967, and acquired its present title in March 1992. Its previous names include the Billboard Top LPs (1961–72), Billboard Top LPs & Tape (1972–84), Billboard Top 200 Albums (1984–85) and Billboard Top Pop Albums.

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Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Kona Gold Greeting"0:16
2."Here We Go Again (Bump 2000)" (feat. Dog Boy)4:21
3."First Class"3:28
4."Day Dreamin' Fazes"3:59
5."The Joint"4:36
6."Good as Gold"3:55
7."Face Facts" (feat. Dog Boy)5:08
8."Peace Not Greed" (feat. Corporate Avenger, T.S.O.L.)4:56
9."The Lottery"4:35
10."Round & Round"3:26
11."King's Blend"4:02
12."Anarchy Through Capitalism"0:37
13."We the People" (feat. Sen Dog)5:47
14."Elevated Sounds"4:23
15."Un Xplanetory"5:11
16."Wickit Klowns" (feat. Insane Clown Posse)4:33
17."Coffee Shop"4:45
18."Size Of An Ant" (feat. Grand Vanacular)3:45
19."Crucial"4:35
20."B-Dubb's Blend"1:30

Personnel

Chart positions

Chart (2000)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 65

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References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Robert Christgau Consumer Guide
  3. Rolling Stone review
  4. Allmusic's Overview on Hidden Stash
  5. Billboard's Billboard 200 listing
  6. Artist Chart History: Singles
  7. "Kottonmouth Kings – The Lottery Remixes (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 19 July 2015.