Legalize It (EP)

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Legalize It EP
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EP by Kottonmouth Kings
Released April 19, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
Genre Hip hop, Reggae fusion
Label Suburban Noize Records
Producer Brad Daddy X
Kottonmouth Kings chronology
Long Live The Kings
(2010) Long Live The Kings2010
Legalize It EP
(2011)
Sunrise Sessions
(2011) Sunrise Sessions2011

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), [1] but it was released a day early on April 19. [2]

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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.

Track listing

[2]
No.TitleLength
1."Stonetown"4:45
2."My Garden"5:03
3."Rise Above"4:11
4."Soon Come"5:04
5."Ganja Daze"4:58
6."Defy Gravity"4:55

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References

  1. "Legalize It EP by Kottonmouth Kings". suburbannoizerecords.com. Retrieved May 5, 2011.
  2. 1 2 "Amazon.com: Legalize It EP". amazon.com. Retrieved 5 May 2011.