Kottonmouth Kings

American hip hop group

Kottonmouth Kings is an American hip hop band. It was formed in Placentia, Orange County, California in 1996.

Kottonmouth Kings
Kottonmouth Kings in 2006
Kottonmouth Kings in 2006
Background information
OriginPlacentia, California, United States
Genres
Years active1996–2016, 2018–present
LabelsSuburban Noize Records (1996–2013,2019-present)
Independent (2013–2014)
United Family Music (2014–2016)
Kingmaker Music (2018–2019)
MembersD-Loc (rapper) (1996–2016; 2018–present)
Johnny Richter (rapper) (1996-2013; 2018-present)
Past member(s)Saint Dog (deceased) (rapper) (1996–1999; 2018–2020)
Pakelika (deceased) (dancer) (1996-2010)
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)
Websitewww.kottonmouthkings.com

The band is known for their activism in favor of legalizing cannabis, and often performing lyrics about smoking marijuana.[6]

The band is made-up of D-Loc and Johnny Richter, 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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ankeny, Jason. "Biography for Kottonmouth Kings". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hip-hop group Kottonmouth Kings light up Stage West in Scranton on Sept. 27". Nepa Scene.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Hip-hop rockers The Kottonmouth Kings play Vail". Vail Daily.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "KOTTONMOUTH KINGS PULL OUT STASH OF HITS FROM POT PARODIES". Orlando Sentinel.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Rap-rock artists Kottonmouth Kings coming to Duluth". Duluth News Tribune.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Ankeny, Jason. "Biography for Kottonmouth Kings". Allmusic. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2008-08-04.