Royal Highness (album)

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Royal Highness
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Released11 August 1998
Recorded1998
Genre Alternative hip hop, rap rock
Length73:40
Label Capitol-(1998)
Suburban Noize Records(2002)
Producer Daddy X
Kottonmouth Kings chronology
Royal Highness
(1998)
High Society
(2000)
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Royal Highness is the 1st full-length LP released by Orange County, CA, rappers Kottonmouth Kings. [2] 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. [3] The song "Bump" peaked at number 28 on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart. [4] 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.

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Contents

Track listing

#TitleGuest ArtistTime
1Bong Tokin' Alcoholics3:59
2Play On4:53
3Suburban Life3:36
4Life Ain't What It Seems3:45
5So High4:19
6Big Hoss2:59
7SpiesHumble Gods3:51
8Bump4:13
9Dog's Life Dog Boy 4:26
10Misunderstood3:21
11Dirt Slang2:34
12What's Your Trip?3:53
13High Society3:40
14Psychedelic FunkDog Boy4:58
15Me & My Skate4:33
16DiscombobulatedDog Boy4:10
17Planet Budtron5:26
18Pimp Twist (Hidden Track)4:35

Early versions of the CD included Pimp Twist as track 18 and did not include Bump (remix – radio edit)

"Suburban Life" was on the soundtrack for the movie Scream 2, and was even featured (briefly) in the movie itself.

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"Dog's Life" was on the soundtrack for the movie Lost and Found and an exclusive music video was made which is quite hard to find. Also Dog's Life was used in the PlayStation game Test Drive 6 (Released 1999).

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On the back of the album, the running time for each track is given as 4:20

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Sayings from Spike Xavier (aka Corporate Avenger) were included in the booklet and cited to "Corprit Avenger"

Corporate Avenger was a band from Southern California whose musical style varied from industrial and hip hop to punk rock. With each change, the subject matter has always remained the same: political matter, knowledge, and spirituality.

All songs written by Kottonmouth Kings, except "Bump" by Kottonmouth Kings, Joseph Bishara, and Marco Forcone; and "Dog's Life" by Kottonmouth Kings, Roger Miller, and Spike Xavier.

Joseph Bishara is an American composer, music producer, and actor, best known for his work scoring films such as Insidious, 11-11-11, Dark Skies, and The Conjuring. Bishara's career began with the 1998 Biblical drama Joseph's Gift, though he composes music for mainly horror and thriller films and has collaborated several times with director James Wan. Projects by directors John Carpenter and Joseph Zito, and musicians Ray Manzarek and Diamanda Galás have incorporated Bishara's work. In addition to composing, Bishara frequently appears in films he is involved in, usually made up as a demon or other supernatural creature. He has also functioned as a producer on Repo! The Genetic Opera and other projects.

Roger Miller Singer-songwriter, musician, actor

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Personnel

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