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.
|Origin||Placentia, California, United States|
|Genres||Hip hop, rap rock, hardcore hip hop, alternative hip hop, psychedelic hip hop, underground hip hop, punk rock|
|Years active||1996–2016; 2018–present|
|Labels||Suburban Noize Records (1996–2013,2019-present)|
United Family Music (2014–2016)
Kingmaker Music (2018–2019)
|Associated acts||Insane Clown Posse, Twiztid, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B, Tech N9ne, Cypress Hill, Marlon Asher, Humble Gods, hed (pe), The Dirtball, Corporate Avenger, Chucky Chuck|
|Members||Saint Dog (rapper) (1996–1999; 2018–present)|
D-Loc (rapper) (1996–2016; 2018–present)
Johnny Richter (rapper) (1996-2013; 2018-present)
|Past members||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)
Royal Highness Era (1998 – 1999)Edit
On February 24, 1998 Kottonmouth Kings released their first overall album, and their first EP, an EP titled Stoners Reeking Havoc.
On August 11, 1998 Kottonmouth Kings released their first national album, first studio album, and 2nd overall album titled Royal Highness on Suburban Noize Records and Capitol Records. The album featured the original lineup of: Daddy X, D-Loc, Saint Dog on vocals, and Lou Dog on drums and percussion, and DJ Bobby B.
On March 11, 1999 Kottonmouth Kings released their second EP, and 3rd overall album titled: Stash Box. On October 26, 1999 Kottonmouth Kings released their first compilation album, and 4th overall album titled Hidden Stash. This was also the last album to feature Saint Dog as a member of Kottonmouth Kings.
High Society Era (2000)Edit
They began to gain mainstream success with the release of their 3rd studio album, and their 5th overall album, High Society on June 27, 2000. This was the first album to feature "original" member Johnny Richter. The album charted at #65 on the Billboard 200.
Hidden Stash II: The Kream Of The Krop Era (2001)Edit
Kottonmouth Kings toured with D12/Primer 55 and Bionic Jive during the fall of 2001 in support of their fourth studio album, and 6th overall album, Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop which was released on October 9, 2001. The album charted at #100 on the Billboard 200.
Rollin' Stoned Era (2002 – 2003)Edit
On October 8, 2002 Kottonmouth Kings released their 4th studio album, and their 7th overall album titled Rollin' Stoned. The album charted at #51 on the Billboard 200.
In 2003 Kottonmouth Kings released their 2nd compilation album, and their 8th overall release with the promo CD titled Green Is Gold.
On August 12, 2003 Kottonmouth Kings released their 3rd compilation album, their 1st live album and their 9th overall album titled, Classic Hits Live.
Fire It Up Era (2004)Edit
On April 20, 2004 (420), Kottonmouth Kings released their 5th studio album, and their 10th overall release titled Fire It Up. The album charted at #42 on the Billboard 200.
On November 16, 2004 Kottonmouth Kings released their 4th compilation album, and their 11th overall album titled The Kottonmouth Xperience.
Kottonmouth Kings Era (2005)Edit
On May 31, 2005 Kottonmouth Kings released their 6th studio album, and their 12th overall album titled Kottonmouth Kings. The album charted at #50 on the Billboard 200.
On November 15, 2005 Kottonmouth Kings released their 5th compilation album and their 13th overall album titled Joint Venture. The album charted at #193 on the Billboard 200.
Koast II Koast Era (2006)Edit
On June 6, 2006 Kottonmouth Kings released their 7th studio album and 15th overall album titled Koast II Koast. The album charted at #39 on the Billboard 200.
On November 21, 2006 Kottonmouth Kings released their 6th compilation album and their 16th overall album titled Hidden Stash III. The album charted at #199 on the Billboard 200.
Cloud Nine Era (2007)Edit
On August 28, 2007 Kottonmouth Kings released their 8th studio album and their 17th overall album titled Cloud Nine. The album charted at #44 on the Billboard 200.
The Green Album Era (2008 – 2009)Edit
On January 15, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their 7th compilation album, and their 18th overall album titled Greatest Highs. The album charted at #168 on the Billboard 200.
On April 15, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their 8th compilation album and their 19th overall album titled The Kottonmouth Xperience Vol. II: Kosmic Therapy.
On October 28, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their 9th studio album and their 20th overall album titled The Green Album. The album charted at #42 on the Billboard 200.
In 2009 D-Loc released his 2nd solo album and his 2nd under the name DJ Shakey Bonez titled Kingspade Presents D-Loc's DJ Shakey Bonez: Dog Treats
On April 20, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their 4th EP and their 21st overall album titled 420 Freedom Sampler.
On September 15, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their 9th compilation album and their 22nd overall album titled Rollin' Down The Highway.
On October 13, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their 10th compilation album and their 23rd overall album titled Hidden Stash 420. The album charted at #103 on the Billboard 200.
Long Live The Kings Era (2010)Edit
On April 20, 2010 Kottonmouth Kings released their 10th studio album and their 24th overall album titled Long Live The Kings. The album charted at #26 on the Billboard 200. Ironically named, the album was the last time Pakelika would be on as he was kicked out of the group by Daddy x, and died some time later.
On July 6, 2010 Johnny Richter released his debut solo album titled Laughing.
Sunrise Sessions Era (2011)Edit
On April 19, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their 5th EP and their 25th overall album titled Legalize It.
On July 19, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their 11th studio album and their 26th overall album titled Sunrise Sessions. The album charted at #46 on the Billboard 200.
On November 8, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their 11th compilation album and their 27th overall album titled Hidden Stash 5: Bongloads & B-Sides.
Mile High Era (2012 – 2013)Edit
On August 14, 2012 Kottonmouth Kings released their 12th studio album and their 28th overall album titled Mile High. The album charted at #36 on the Billboard 200.
Independent (2013 – 2014)Edit
In October 2013 via Twitter, Johnny Richter announced that he was leaving Kottonmouth Kings, and was unsure if he would continue to do music. He released his 1st post-Kottonmouth Kings solo album, an EP titled FreeKing Out on December 17, 2013. However, he is still currently signed with Subnoize Records as a solo artist.
The Buddah Shack EP Era (2014)Edit
On April 20, 2014 Kottonmouth Kings released their 1st post-Johnny Richter, 6th EP and their 29th overall album titled The Buddah Shack .
In September 2014, it was announced on the band's Twitter and Facebook pages their new album, Krown Power, was in the final stages of being mixed and was set to be released in early 2015. On December 31, 2014, Kottonmouth Kings officially announced via their Twitter account that the album, the first LP release on United Family Music, would be dropping on April 21, 2015.
Krown Power Era (2015–2016)Edit
In early April 2015, KMK announced that the new tentative release date for Krown Power was set for June 2015, and that the album will be available for pre-order on April 20, 2015. A single and the accompanying video would be released each month leading up to the release of the album; the debut single/music video was "Ganja Glow".
In August 2015, DJ Bobby B announced on Instagram that he and the band have parted ways after working together for 19 years.
On August 28, 2015 Kottonmouth Kings released their 13th studio album and their 30th overall album titled Krown Power. On November 21, 2015 it was announced that KMK was set to release a new album in 2016 titled Ganja Farm with Marlon Asher and original KMK member Saint Dog.
After the 20th anniversary tour and the tour to promote Krown Power, the group quietly went on hiatus with no announcement. On July 31, 2017, D-Loc announced that the Kottonmouth Kings may still perform as a group at certain shows in the future.
It was announced in December 2017 that D-Loc and Richter reunited to reform Kingspade. On January 21, 2018 Daddy X sent out a newsletter via United Family Music hinting at KMK returning in 2018. On January 31, 2018 Kingspade announced via Instagram that new music was set to be released on March 1, 2018 through the Kingmaker Company. On March 1, 2018 a music video for the Kingspade song "Who We" was released. In the video it was announced that Kingspade would release a full-length album in the summer of 2018 and Kottonmouth Kings would be releasing a new album titled Kingdom Come on April 20, 2018.Kottonmouth Kings came back in 2018 when original founding members D-Loc and Johnny Richter, along with Saint Dog on multiple features, released the album “Kingdom Come.” The current lineup features D-Loc, Richter, and DJ Product 1969
Kingdom Come Era (2018)Edit
On January 31, 2018 Kingspade announced via Instagram that new music was set to be released on March 1, 2018 through the Kingmaker Company. On March 1, 2018 a music video for the Kingspade song "Who We" was released.
- Royal Highness (August 11, 1998)
- High Society (June 27, 2000)
- Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop (October 9, 2001)
- Rollin' Stoned (October 8, 2002)
- Fire It Up (April 20, 2004)
- Kottonmouth Kings (May 31, 2005)
- Koast II Koast (June 6, 2006)
- Cloud Nine (August 28, 2007)
- The Green Album (October 28, 2008)
- Long Live The Kings (April 20, 2010)
- Sunrise Sessions (July 19, 2011)
- Mile High (August 14, 2012)
- Krown Power (August 28, 2015)
- Kingdom Come (April 20, 2018)
- The Green Room (September 4, 2001) (DJ Shakey Bonez) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Organic Soul (August 24, 2004) (Daddy X) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Family Ties (January 31, 2006) (Daddy X) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Dog Treats (2009) (DJ Shakey Bonez) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Laughing (July 6, 2010) (Johnny Richter) (Suburban Noize Records)
- MFK (Made For Kings) (August 17, 2010) (D-Loc) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Nervous System (March 1, 2011) (The Dirtball) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Weedman EP (March 20, 2012) (D-Loc) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Desert Eagle EP (May 22, 2012) (The Dirtball) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Bong Tokes & Love Notes EP (December 25, 2013) (D-Loc) (Suburban Noize Records)
- Skull Hollow (October 26, 2018) (The Dirtball) (Throttle House)
- The Harvest (November 10, 2018) (D-Loc) (Kingmaker Music)
- Ripperside (December 21, 2018) (D-Loc) (Kingmaker Music)
- Bozo (August 2, 2019) (Saint Dog) (Suburban Noize)
|Dopeumentary||May 8, 2001|
|Stoners Reeking Havoc||October 22, 2002|
|Endless Highway||August 12, 2003|
|The Kottonnmouth Kings||November 16, 2004|
|10 Years Deep||January 25, 2005|
|Evil Bong||October 24, 2006|
|The Joint Is on Fire (With VD)||February 20, 2007|
|Donsworld||April 1, 2007|
|Kottonmouth Kings and High Times Present: Kanabis Kup '06||2007|
|Throw Your Spades Up!||February 19, 2008|
|The Psychumentary||April 8, 2008|
|Long Live the Kings||April 20, 2010|
|Big Money Rustlas||August 17, 2010|
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- "Kottonmouth Kings / Kingspade Announce New Projects in "Who We" Music Video | Faygoluvers". faygoluvers.net. Retrieved 2018-03-02.
- "D-Loc Interviewed about Kottonmouth Kings, "Kingdom Come" album, Kingspade, Juggalo March, more! | Faygoluvers". faygoluvers.net. Retrieved 2018-03-16.