Kottonmouth Kings

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Kottonmouth Kings
Background information
Origin Placentia, California, United States
Genres
Years active1996–2016, 2018–present
Labels Suburban Noize Records (1996–2013, 2019-present)
P.T.B. Records (2020-present)
Independent (2013–2014)
United Family Music (2014–2016)
Kingmaker Music (2018–2019)
Associated acts Sober Junkie, Damndad, Tavarez, Ian Loveless Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, Tech N9ne, Cypress Hill, Marlon Asher, Humble Gods, hed (pe), The Dirtball, Corporate Avenger, Chucky Chuck
Website www.kottonmouthkingsstore.com
Members D-Loc (rapper) (1996–2016; 2018–present)
Past members Saint Dog (deceased) (rapper) (1996–1999; 2018–2020)
Pakelika (deceased) (dancer) (1996-2010) Johnny Richter (rapper) (1996-2013; 2018-2020) The Taxman a.k.a. "Munchies" (hypeman) (2000–2013)
DJ Bobby B (DJ, Producer) (1996–2015)
Daddy X (rapper) (1996–2016)
Lou Dog (percussion) (1996–2016)
The Dirtball (rapper) (2009–2016)
Mikey Bonez (guitar) (2015–2016)

Kottonmouth Kings is an American hip hop "band" (Currently D-Locs solo project as of 2021). Formed in Placentia, Orange County, California in 1996 by D-Loc and Saint Dog. Additional members have come and gone throughout the years, each adding different flavors to the kings. The band is known for their activism in favor of legalizing cannabis, and often performing lyrics about smoking marijuana. [6] Consisting of D-Loc and Various Artists the band plays hip hop, [6] [2] [3] [4] punk [4] and rap rock songs [6] [5] that sometimes incorporate elements of other genres, including psychedelic rock, reggae, dubstep, bluegrass and jam band. [6]

Contents

History

Royal Highness Era (1998 – 1999)

On February 24, 1998 Kottonmouth Kings released their first overall album, and their first EP, Stoners Reeking Havoc .

On August 11, 1998 Kottonmouth Kings released their first national album, first studio album, and second overall album titled Royal Highness on Suburban Noize Records and Capitol Records. The album featured the original lineup of Daddy X, D-Loc, Saint Dog on vocals, and Lou Dog on drums and percussion, and DJ Bobby B.

On March 11, 1999 Kottonmouth Kings released their second EP, and third overall album, Stash Box . On October 26, 1999 Kottonmouth Kings released their first compilation album, Hidden Stash . This was also the last album to feature Saint Dog as a member of Kottonmouth Kings.

High Society Era (2000)

Kottonmouth Kings began to gain mainstream success with the release of their third studio album, and their fifth overall album, High Society on June 27, 2000. This was the first album to feature "original" member Johnny Richter. The album charted at #65 on the Billboard 200. They went on tour with rehab and linkin park , high society tour.

Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop Era (2001)

On September 4, 2001 D-Loc released his first solo album and his first under the name DJ Shakey Bonez titled The Green Room .

Kottonmouth Kings toured with D12/Primer 55 and Bionic Jive during the fall of 2001 in support of their fourth studio album, and sixth overall album, Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop [6] which was released on October 9, 2001. The album charted at #100 on the Billboard 200.

Rollin' Stoned Era (2002–2003)

On October 8, 2002 Kottonmouth Kings released their fourth studio album, and their seventh overall album titled Rollin' Stoned . The album charted at #51 on the Billboard 200.

In 2003 Kottonmouth Kings released their second compilation album, and their eighth overall release with the promo CD titled Green Is Gold .

On July 22, 2003 Tsunami Bros released their debut album titled King Harbor .

On August 12, 2003 Kottonmouth Kings released their third compilation album, their first live album and their ninth overall album titled Classic Hits Live .

Fire It Up Era (2004)

On April 20, 2004, Kottonmouth Kings released their fifth studio album, and their tenth overall release titled Fire It Up . The album charted at #42 on the Billboard 200.

On August 24, 2004, Daddy X released Organic Soul , his first solo album, and Kingspade released their debut album titled Kingspade .

On November 16, 2004 Kottonmouth Kings released their fourth compilation album, and their eleventh overall album, The Kottonmouth Xperience .

Kottonmouth Kings Era (2005)

On May 31, 2005 Kottonmouth Kings released their sixth studio album, and their twelfth overall album titled Kottonmouth Kings . The album charted at #50 on the Billboard 200.

On November 15, 2005 Kottonmouth Kings released their fifth compilation album and their thirteenth overall album, Joint Venture . The album charted at #193 on the Billboard 200.

Koast II Koast Era (2006)

On January 31, 2006 Daddy X released his second solo album titled Family Ties .

On May 9, 2006 Kottonmouth Kings released their third EP, and fourteenth overall album titled Nickel Bag . The album was a prelude to Koast II Koast , their seventh studio album, released June 6. Koast II Koast charted at #39 on the Billboard 200.

In 2006, Kottonmouth Kings headlined at the annual Cannabis Cup, and was named "Band of the Year" by High Times . [7]

On November 21, 2006 Kottonmouth Kings released their sixth compilation album and their sixteenth overall album, Hidden Stash III . The album charted at #199 on the Billboard 200.

Cloud Nine Era (2007)

On April 24, 2007 Kingspade released their second album, P.T.B. .

On August 28, 2007 Kottonmouth Kings released their eighth studio album and their seventeenth overall album, Cloud Nine . The album charted at #44 on the Billboard 200.

The Green Album Era (2008 – 2009)

On January 15, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their seventh compilation album, and their eighteenth overall album, Greatest Highs . The album charted at #168 on the Billboard 200.

On April 15, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their eighth compilation album and their nineteenth overall album, The Kottonmouth Xperience Vol. II: Kosmic Therapy .

On October 28, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their ninth studio album and their twentieth overall album, The Green Album . The album charted at #42 on the Billboard 200.

In 2009 D-Loc released his second solo album and his second under the name DJ Shakey Bonez titled Kingspade Presents D-Loc's DJ Shakey Bonez: Dog Treats .

On April 20, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their fourth EP and their twenty-first overall album titled 420 Freedom Sampler .

On September 15, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their ninth compilation album and their twenty-second overall album, Rollin' Down The Highway .

On October 13, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their tenth compilation album and their twenty-third overall album titled Hidden Stash 420 . The album charted at #103 on the Billboard 200.

Long Live The Kings Era (2010)

On April 20, 2010 Kottonmouth Kings released their tenth studio album, Long Live The Kings . The album charted at #26 on the Billboard 200. Ironically named, the album was the last time Pakelika would be on as he was kicked out of the group by Daddy X, and died some time later.

On July 6, 2010 Johnny Richter released his debut solo album, Laughing.

On August 17, 2010 D-Loc released his third solo album and the first under the name D-Loc titled MFK (Made For Kings) .

Sunrise Sessions Era (2011)

On March 1, 2011 The Dirtball released his fifth solo album, fourth on Suburban Noize Records, and first since joining Kottonmouth Kings, titled Nervous System .

On April 19, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their fifth EP and their twenty-fifth overall album, Legalize It .

On July 19, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their eleventh studio album, Sunrise Sessions . The album charted at #46 on the Billboard 200.

On November 8, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their eleventh compilation album, Hidden Stash 5: Bongloads & B-Sides .

Mile High Era (2012–2013)

On March 20, 2012 D-Loc released his fourth solo album and the second under the name D-Loc, an EP titled Weedman .

On May 22, 2012 The Dirtball released his sixth solo album, fifth on Suburban Noize Records, and second since joining Kottonmouth Kings, an EP titled Desert Eagle .

On August 14, 2012 Kottonmouth Kings released their twelfth studio album and their twenty-eighth overall album, Mile High . The album charted at #36 on the Billboard 200.

On December 25, 2013 D-Loc released his fifth solo album and the third under the name D-Loc, a second EP titled Bong Tokes & Love Notes.

Independent (2013–2014)

In March 2013 it was announced via social media accounts that Kottonmouth Kings had left Suburban Noize Records. Daddy X filed for the copyright of the name United Family Music.[ citation needed ]

In October 2013, Johnny Richter announced via Twitter that he was leaving Kottonmouth Kings, and was unsure if he would continue to do music. He released his first post-Kottonmouth Kings solo album, an EP titled FreeKing Out on December 17, 2013.[ citation needed ] However, he is still currently[ when? ] signed with Subnoize Records as a solo artist.

The Buddah Shack EP Era (2014)

On April 20, 2014 Kottonmouth Kings released their first post-Johnny Richter album, their sixth EP titled The Buddah Shack.[ citation needed ]

In September 2014, the band announced on Twitter and Facebook that 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.

Krown Power Era (2015–2016)

In early April 2015, KMK announced that the new tentative release date for Krown Power was set for June 2015, and that the album would 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 announced on Instagram that he and the band had parted ways after working together for nineteen years.[ citation needed ]

On August 28, 2015, Krown Power , Kottonmouth Kings' thirteenth studio album was released . On November 21, 2015 it was announced that KMK was set to release a new album in 2016 titled Ganja Farm with Marlon Asher and original KMK member Saint Dog.

Hiatus (2016-2017)

After the 20th anniversary tour and the tour to promote Krown Power , the group quietly went on hiatus with no announcement. On July 31, 2017, D-Loc announced that the Kottonmouth Kings may still perform as a group at certain shows in the future.

Reunion

It was announced in December 2017, that D-Loc and Richter had reunited to reform Kingspade. On January 21, 2018 Daddy X sent out a newsletter via United Family Music hinting at KMK returning in 2018. On January 31, 2018 Kingspade announced via Instagram that new music was set to be released on March 1, 2018 through the Kingmaker Company. On March 1, 2018 a music video for the Kingspade song "Who We" was released. In the video it was announced that Kingspade would release a full-length album in the summer of 2018 and Kottonmouth Kings would be releasing a new album titled Kingdom Come on April 20, 2018. Kottonmouth Kings came back in 2018 when original founding members D-Loc and Saint Dog, along with Johnny Richter on multiple features, released the album “Kingdom Come.” The current lineup features D-Loc, Richter, and DJ Product 1969. [8] [9] On October 13, 2020, Saint Dog died. [10] On December 5, 2020, D-Loc announced that he had formed a Suburban Noize sub-label with Kevin Zinger called P.T.B. Records and that a new Kottonmouth Kings album is set to be released on April 20th 2021,the full length was announced being titled "25 TO LIFE".in a livestream D-loc stated that he would be the sole member of the original line up taking part in the record ,the status of Johnny Richter has yet to be confirmed however it's highly rumored that he has departed the group.

25 To Life Era (2021–Present)

On April 20th , the announced new album 25 to Life(25th anniversary) will be released , and that the album would be available for pre-order on April 9,2021(CD). It will be available on most digital media outlets for digital downloads after its release date. D- Loc had tried getting some of the previous members to be apart of this new chapter, With no avail. He carries the Kings into a new FRESH Era with help from his long time Kings and Kweens behind the Kottonmouth Kings every step of the Way. The allusive whoisdamndad was mentioned to have produced and added extra Freshness to this awaited album. [8]

Discography

Solo albums

Filmography

TitleReleased
Dopeumentary May 8, 2001
Stoners Reeking HavocOctober 22, 2002
Endless HighwayAugust 12, 2003
The Kottonnmouth KingsNovember 16, 2004
10 Years DeepJanuary 25, 2005
Evil BongOctober 24, 2006
The Joint Is on Fire (With VD)February 20, 2007
DonsworldApril 1, 2007
Kottonmouth Kings and High Times Present: Kanabis Kup '062007
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

Related Research Articles

Dustin Miller, best known by his stage name D-Loc, is an MC in the rap rock group Kottonmouth Kings and rap group Kingspade. The group was signed to Suburban Noize. Miller has been a part of the Kottonmouth Kings since they were the P town Ballers (PTB) in 1994. Miller is also known by the stage names DJ Shakey Bonez, and D-Double Dash.

Steven Thronson, better known by his stage name Saint Dog, was an American rapper from Southern California.

<i>Royal Highness</i> (album) 1998 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Royal Highness is the debut studio album released by Orange County, CA, hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on August 11, 1998 under Suburban Noize Records and Capitol Records. Rappers on this album are Saint Dog, D-Loc, and Daddy X. This album include guest appearances by Daddy X's other band, Humble Gods, along with Dog Boy from the band Too Rude. The album peaked at number 17 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart on 15 January 2000. The song "Bump" peaked at number 28 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. In a 2015 interview with Johnny Richter he stated that he was a member of the group but was not featured on it due to a personal issue with a member of the group at the time of the album's release date.

<i>Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop</i> 2001 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop is the third studio album by Orange County, California hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on October 9, 2001 under Suburban Noize Records and Capitol Records. This album shows the group exploring elements of punk rock along with hip-hop, laying down the foundation of 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.

<i>Rollin Stoned</i> 2002 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Rollin' Stoned is the fourth studio album by Orange County, California hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on October 8, 2002 under Suburban Noize Records and Capitol Records. Combining rap, punk rock, reggae, and alternative rock, Rollin' Stoned is perhaps the Kings' most musically diverse album to date.

<i>High Society</i> (Kottonmouth Kings album) 2000 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

High Society is the second studio album by American hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released June 27, 2000 under Suburban Noize Records and Capitol Records. The album peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200 chart on July 15, 2000. The song "Peace Not Greed" peaked at number 37 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, 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.

<i>Fire It Up</i> (Kottonmouth Kings album) Kottonmouth Kings album

Fire It Up is the fifth studio album by American hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on April 20, 2004 under Suburban Noize Records. It contains a bonus DVD titled Down 4 tha Krown which contained interviews and videos. The album peaked at #42 on the Billboard 200 chart during the week of May 8, 2004. Other chart successes include the album peaking #4 on the Top Independent Albums and #42 on the Top Internet Albums.

<i>Koast II Koast</i> 2006 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Koast II Koast is the seventh studio album by American hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on June 6, 2006 under Suburban Noize Records. The album peaked #39 on the Billboard 200, #3 on the Independent Album chart, #39 on the Top Internet Albums and #39 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums chart on the week of June 24, 2006.

<i>Hidden Stash III</i> 2006 compilation album by Kottonmouth Kings

Hidden Stash III is the second b-sides and rarities collection from the Kottonmouth Kings, released on November 21, 2006, and is a 3 disc CD-DVD combo. The album peaked #199 on the Billboard 200 and #12 on the Top Independent Albums chart on the week of December 9, 2006. The album is composed of b-sides, remixes, solo tracks from Kottonmouth Kings members, and songs by other artists that feature guest appearances by Kottonmouth Kings members.

Kingspade consists of the rap duo Johnny Richter and D-Loc of Kottonmouth Kings.

<i>Cloud Nine</i> (Kottonmouth Kings album) 2007 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Cloud Nine is the eighth studio album by American hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on August 28, 2007 under Suburban Noize Records. Band member Daddy X stated that Cloud Nine is the "most adventurous" Kottonmouth Kings album release to date. Cloud Nine features artists such as Tech N9ne, the Insane Clown Posse, and Cypress Hill. It includes a bonus DVD containing videos for the songs "City 2 City", "Livin' Proof", "Think 4 Yourself", and others that not only include the Kottonmouth Kings, but also that of their newly signed labelmates. The album title was thought up by band member Pakelika. It is meant to show that it is their ninth official album and also referred to the so-called "greatness of being high with the heavens".

Bryan Mahoney, best known by his stage name, Big B, is an American rapper currently signed with Suburban Noize Records as a solo artist. Along with John E. Necro, he performs vocals in the rap rock band OPM, which is also signed with Subnoize.

<i>SRH Presents: Supporting Radical Habits</i> 2005 compilation album

SRH Presents: Supporting Radical Habits is the fifth official compilation album by Suburban Noize Records released on October 25, 2005. This album is a CD/DVD set that includes popular names of the label, such as the Kottonmouth Kings, Judge D, and Big B along with others. The DVD features footage of Kottonmouth Kings and the Subnoize family in Japan, motocross riders Manley and Morrison(Scummy) speaking on their thoughts, motocross riders Grant Teal and Jeremy Lusk, plus more of the SRH team. It also features new Music videos by; Kottonmouth Kings, Big B, OPM, and Slightly Stoopid.

<i>Sub Noize Souljaz</i> 2005 mixtape by Subnoize Souljaz

Sub Noize Souljaz is a mixtape by Suburban Noize Records released on February 15, 2005. Sub Noize Souljaz is a fifteen track collaboration unifying the whole Sub Noize label in many combinations. Sub Noize head group the Kottonmouth Kings join with label mates Big B, Judge D, Saint Dog, and more including newcomers Dirtball, and Chucky Styles who make their impressive debut. This CD contains tracks with Saint Dog, Richter, D-Loc, and Brad X performing together for the first time since 1999 when Saint Dog parted ways with the Kottonmouth Kings. This challenges of an album demonstrated the unique bond that is the "Subnoize Family".

<i>Throw Your Spades Up!</i> 2008 video by Kingspade

Throw Your Spades Up! is the debut live DVD the Hip-Hop Duo Kingspade that was released on February 19, 2008. The DVD includes the explosive show recorded at the legendary Key Club in West Hollywood on November 3, 2007. The DVD includes the live performance, interviews with the group, and all three Kingspade music videos. "The Deal", "Down 4 Da Krown", "Lifestyles" and "P-Town" are actually songs that were on previous Kottonmouth Kings albums, but being that Daddy X was included only on "Down 4 Da Krown" and "P-Town" Kingspade performed simply cutting out his verses.

<i>The Green Album</i> (Kottonmouth Kings album) 2008 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

The Green Album is the ninth studio album by Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on October 28, 2008 under Suburban Noize Records. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, and #42 on the Billboard 200. As of August 1, 2012 The Green Album has sold over 325,000 copies in the US. AllMusic reviewer David Jeffries wrote that "If you haven't figured it out from the album's title, the song titles, or even the band's name, The Green Album is a pro-weed album from aging cottage industry insiders known as the Kottonmouth Kings. [...] [The album] finds them a bit more out of touch with what's happening in the rest of the music world."

<i>Long Live The Kings</i> 2010 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Long Live the Kings is the tenth studio album released by American hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on April 20, 2010 under Suburban Noize Records. This was the first album after adding The Dirtball into the group as well as the only album to date that featured 8 members of the Kottonmouth Kings on the cover of the album, as it was released just prior to Pakelika leaving the group. The album features the likes of Tech N9ne, Insane Clown Posse, and Big B. It features the single, "At It Again", from Johnny Richter's new solo album, "Laughing", as well as a single from The Dirtball, entitled "Mushrooms", which is said to be the sequel to a song he released earlier in his career called "Mushroom Cloud".

<i>American Underdog</i> 2009 studio album by Big B

American Underdog is the fourth studio album by American rapper Big B. It was released on March 24, 2009 via Suburban Noize Records. The album features guest appearances from Scott Russo of Unwritten Law, Jared of Hed PE, and Kottonmouth Kings members Daddy X, John E. Necro, Johnny Richter and The Dirtball.

<i>Mile High</i> (album) 2012 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Mile High is the twelfth studio album by American rap-rock group Kottonmouth Kings. It was released on August 14, 2012 on the band's own Suburban Noize Records. The album has sold 28,000 copies in the United States as of August 2015.

<i>Krown Power</i> 2015 studio album by Kottonmouth Kings

Krown Power is the thirteenth studio album by American hip hop group Kottonmouth Kings. The standard version of the album contains 18 tracks, and the deluxe edition contains 37 tracks.

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