|Legalize It EP|
|EP by Kottonmouth Kings|
|Released||April 19, 2011|
|Genre||Hip hop, Reggae fusion|
|Label||Suburban Noize Records|
|Producer||Brad Daddy X|
|Kottonmouth Kings chronology|
Legalize It is the fifth EP released by the hip hop band Kottonmouth Kings. The EP was scheduled for a digital release on April 20, 2011 (4-20),but it was released a day early on April 19.
Hip hop or hip-hop, is a culture and art movement that began in the Bronx in New York City during the early 1970s. The origin of the word is often disputed. It is also argued as to whether hip hop started in the South or West Bronx. While the term hip hop is often used to refer exclusively to hip hop music, hip hop is characterized by nine elements, of which only four elements are considered essential to understand hip hop musically. The main elements of hip hop consist of four main pillars. Afrika Bambaataa of the hip hop collective Zulu Nation outlined the pillars of hip hop culture, coining the terms: "rapping", a rhythmic vocal rhyming style (orality); DJing, which is making music with record players and DJ mixers ; b-boying/b-girling/breakdancing (movement/dance); and graffiti. Other elements of hip hop subculture and arts movements beyond the main four are: hip hop culture and historical knowledge of the movement (intellectual/philosophical); beatboxing, a percussive vocal style; street entrepreneurship; hip hop language; and hip hop fashion and style, among others. The fifth element, although debated, is commonly considered either street knowledge, hip hop fashion, or beatboxing.
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". Kottonmouth Kings are composed of Daddy X, Lou Dog, D-Loc, DJ Bobby B, and newest member/ vocalist, The Dirtball. The group first attracted mainstream attention with the song "Suburban Life", which appeared on the soundtrack to the film Scream 2. The groups original lineup consisted of D-Loc and Saint Dog and Johnny Richter(Johnny left before the recording of Royal Highness) but later incorporated Daddy X and the Dirtball.
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.
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.
Saint Dog is an American singer. Originally from Chisholm, Minnesota, he was an original member of the Kottonmouth Kings along with D-Loc and Johnny Richter. Daddy X came shortly along after they already formed. He started his career as part of the hip hop group P.T.B. along with D-Loc and Johnny Richter. Daddy X had joined the group, and Johnny Richter had left for personal reasons. Johnny Richter was still a member when they were called the Cottonmouth Kings but sometime later the C was changed into a K. Before being called Kottonmouth Kings they were called the P-Town Ballers. He contributed to their first three releases before leaving to pursue a career with his brother, Big Hoss. A small feud between Saint Dog and the Kottonmouth Kings had started after the departure of Saint from the group, but quickly simmered down and soon after disappeared altogether. On November, 18th, 2016 Saint Dog announced he signed a deal with Force 5 Records, a label run by ex Primer 55 vocalist, The DRP, with a new album coming out in early 2017.
This album is Kottonmouth Kings' self-titled album, Kottonmouth Kings released on May 31, 2005. The album is also known as "No.7" because of it being the seventh full-length album. It is the groups 5th studio album.
Stoners Reeking Havoc is the Kottonmouth Kings' first EP-CD released on February 24, 1998. The tracks have been known to be such a great success that the Kottonmouth Kings have put tracks 1,3 and 4 on their next three upcoming albums. The album does not contain much information for it is simply an EP to show off the band's music with a few singles. In a 2015 interview with Johnny Richter, he stated that he was a member of the group at the time of the EP's release but wasn't on it due to personal issues with another member of the group.
Nickel Bag is the third EP album from the Kottonmouth Kings released May 9, 2006. It is only available via digital download on iTunes. The EP is known as a pre-release for their album Koast II Koast
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Kottonmouth Kings: Dopeumentary is a 2001 documentary film DVD starring the Kottonmouth Kings distributed by Suburban Noize Records which was directed and produced by Bill Wadsworth and Kevin Zinger released on May 8, 2001.
Long Live The Kings is the 9th studio album released by the Kottonmouth Kings on April 20, 2010, and was the first album that featured their newest addition to the group, The Dirtball. It's also 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".
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Humble Gods was a punk rock band from Hermosa Beach, California. Kottonmouth Kings' frontman Daddy X created the band. On October 17, 1995, the band released its debut self-titled album Humble Gods on WEA. The band had a number of members come and go throughout its career, including two untimely deaths. Daddy X is also the vocalist of the punk rock/hip-hop groups X-Pistols and Kottonmouth Kings, and former vocalist of the skate punk band Doggy Style. He also has a solo hip-hop career.
X Pistols is a punk rock band from Southern California and Oregon, formed in 2010. Brad "Daddy X" Xavier, David "The Dirtball" Alexander, D.I. members TNT, Joey Glock, and Colt Clayton make up the band. In 2011, X-Pistols released their debut album Shoot to Kill, on Suburban Noize Records.
David Alexander, better known by his stage name The Dirtball is an American recording solo artist, a former member of hip-hop rap group Kottonmouth Kings whom he joined in early 2010, and the punk rock group collaboration X-Pistols with Daddy X also formerly of the Kottonmouth Kings and members of So Cal punk group D.I.
Sunrise Sessions is the 10th studio album by the Kottonmouth Kings, released on July 19, 2011. According to the band, the record has a more prominent reggae sound than previous albums, as well as dubstep and bluegrass influences. The band recorded over 60 songs for the album; some of the b-sides are included as bonus tracks on special editions of the album, and others are included on Hidden Stash V: Bongloads & B-Sides, which was released later in 2011.
Hidden Stash V: Bong Loads & B-Sides is the fourth b-sides and rarities collection by the Kottonmouth Kings. It contains b-sides and remixes from the albums Long Live The Kings (2010) and Sunrise Sessions (2011). Unlike Hidden Stash III and Hidden Stash 420, Hidden Stash V does not contain songs by other artists that feature Kottonmouth Kings members. Certain versions of the album include a bonus DVD that includes pranks, music videos, and revisions.
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