Krown Power

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Krown Power
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 28, 2015
Recorded2014—2015
Genre Hip hop, Rap
Label United Family Music/Capitol Records
Producer Mike Kumagai, Jim Perkins, Steve Dang
Kottonmouth Kings chronology
Mile High
(2012)
Krown Power
(2015)
Kingdom Come
(2018)

Krown Power is the 12th studio album by the group Kottonmouth Kings. The standard version of the album contains 18 tracks, [1] and the deluxe edition contains 37 tracks. [2]

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.

Contents

Background

Since early/mid 2014, Kottonmouth Kings have been talking about their new album, and posting pictures on their social media accounts of them working on the album.

Promotion

In early/mid 2014 KMK posted their first photo of the group together taking promo shots for the new album Krown Power. Since then they have continued to do so on all their social media accounts. They plan to go on tour to promote the album during the summer of 2015. On March 30, 2015 Daddy X posted a picture on his Facebook account saying that the album will now be released in June 2015, and will release a music video/single every month leading up to the release of the album. On April 20, 2015 the first music video was released titled, Ganja Glow. In late April/early May a short 18 second clip of the new music video titled Our City was released. It was announced in late May/early June that you could pre order the 18 song album. And in one of the packages you could pre order the album in included a bonus disc with 19 extra songs. On July 17, 2015 the album was made available for preorder, and the track list was revealed. On July 31, 2015 the second music video was released. KMK is working on music videos for the songs "Our City", "Pump Up Da Bass", "Ganja Glow", "Audio War" and "Permastoned".

Music videos/singles

The first single was released on April 20, 2015, titled "Ganja Glow" and featuring United Family Music artist Marlon Asher. The end of the song featured a snippet of the song "Our City".

Marlon Asher is a Trinidadian reggae singer from Enterprise, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago. His first hit was "Ganja Farmer" and he later went on to release three more popular reggae songs, his latest being "Fit and Strong".

In May 2015 KMK posted pictures of the group shooting the video for the song "Our City". The second single was "Our City" and released the music video on July 31, 2015 also launching United Family Music's official web page.

In June 2015 KMK posted pictures of the group shooting the video for the song "Audio War". A few days into shooting the video KMK member Daddy X, and a crew member were injured during the shoot and delayed shooting for a few days.

A few weeks later KMK posted pictures of the group shooting a video for the song "Pump Up Da Bass". On August 5, 2015 KMK released the third single titled "Pump Up Da Bass" featuring Marlon Asher and was accompanied by a music video.

In late July KMK posted pictures of the group shooting a video for the song "Permastoned".

In early August KMK posted pictures of the group shooting a video for the song "Sink Or Swim".

On August 14, 2015 KMK released the new single titled "Kronitron".

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Our City"4:04
2."Kronitron"4:31
3."Audio War"3:58
4."Permastone"3:44
5."Pump Up Da Bass" (ft. Marlon Asher)4:19
6."Keep It Movin'" (ft. Jared Gomes of Hed PE)4:14
7."Sink Or Swim"3:00
8."Fill Your Cup"3:45
9."Don't Feel Down" (ft. Marlon Asher)5:25
10."Tbh" (ft. C4MULA))4:51
11."Fuck Off" (ft. Insane Clown Posse)4:08
12."Dope Thang"4:13
13."Ganja Glow" (ft. Marlon Asher)4:10
14."Good Time Zone" (ft. DJ Dogboy)4:28
15."Crack The Frame" (ft. Chucky Chuck)4:49
16."Life In The Kingdom"3:18
17."Mary Jane"3:57
18."Time" (ft. Saint Dog)5:17

Personnel

Deluxe edition

Songs by other artists

Charts

Chart (2015)Peak
position
US Independent Albums (Billboard) [3] 17
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard) [4] 8
US Top Album Sales100

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References

  1. "Krown Power". Amazon. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  2. "Krown Power (Deluxe)". Amazon. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  3. "Kottonmouth Kings Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  4. "Kottonmouth Kings Chart History (Top Rap Albums)". Billboard.