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Kottonmouth King/ DLOC SOLO
|Origin||Placentia, California, United States|
|Years active||1996–2016, 2018–present|
|Labels||Suburban Noize Records (1996–2013, 2019-present)|
P.T.B. Records (2020-present)
United Family Music (2014–2016)
Kingmaker Music (2018–2019)
|Associated acts||Sober Junkie, Damndad, Tavarez, Ian Loveless 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||D-Loc (rapper) (1996–2016; 2018–present)|
|Past members||Saint Dog (deceased) (rapper) (1996–1999; 2018–2020)|
Pakelika (deceased) (dancer) (1996-2010) Johnny Richter (rapper) (1996-2013; 2018-2020) 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)
Kottonmouth King is American hip hop Artist D-Locs solo project as of 2021. Formed in Placentia, Orange County, California in 1996 by D-Loc and Saint Dog. Additional members have come and gone throughout the years, each adding different flavors to the kings. The band is known for their activism in favor of legalizing cannabis, and often performing lyrics about smoking marijuana. Consisting of just D-Loc and Various Artists the band plays hip hop, punk and rap rock songs that sometimes incorporate elements of other genres, including psychedelic rock, reggae, dubstep, bluegrass and jam band.
Royal Highness Era (1998 – 1999)
On February 24, 1998 Kottonmouth Kings released their first overall album, and their first EP, Stoners Reeking Havoc.
On August 11, 1998 Kottonmouth Kings released their first national album, first studio album, and second 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 third overall album, Stash Box. On October 26, 1999 Kottonmouth Kings released their first compilation album, Hidden Stash. This was also the last album to feature Saint Dog as a member of Kottonmouth Kings.
High Society Era (2000)
Kottonmouth Kings began to gain mainstream success with the release of their third studio album, and their fifth 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. They went on tour with rehab and linkin park , high society tour.
Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop Era (2001)
Kottonmouth Kings toured with D12/Primer 55 and Bionic Jive during the fall of 2001 in support of their fourth studio album, and sixth 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)
On October 8, 2002 Kottonmouth Kings released their fourth studio album, and their seventh overall album titled Rollin' Stoned. The album charted at #51 on the Billboard 200.
In 2003 Kottonmouth Kings released their second compilation album, and their eighth overall release with the promo CD titled Green Is Gold.
On August 12, 2003 Kottonmouth Kings released their third compilation album, their first live album and their ninth overall album titled Classic Hits Live.
Fire It Up Era (2004)
On April 20, 2004, Kottonmouth Kings released their fifth studio album, and their tenth overall release titled Fire It Up. The album charted at #42 on the Billboard 200.
On November 16, 2004 Kottonmouth Kings released their fourth compilation album, and their eleventh overall album, The Kottonmouth Xperience.
Kottonmouth Kings Era (2005)
On May 31, 2005 Kottonmouth Kings released their sixth studio album, and their twelfth overall album titled Kottonmouth Kings. The album charted at #50 on the Billboard 200.
On November 15, 2005 Kottonmouth Kings released their fifth compilation album and their thirteenth overall album, Joint Venture. The album charted at #193 on the Billboard 200.
Koast II Koast Era (2006)
On May 9, 2006 Kottonmouth Kings released their third EP, and fourteenth overall album titled Nickel Bag. The album was a prelude to Koast II Koast, their seventh studio album, released June 6. Koast II Koast charted at #39 on the Billboard 200.
On November 21, 2006 Kottonmouth Kings released their sixth compilation album and their sixteenth overall album, Hidden Stash III. The album charted at #199 on the Billboard 200.
Cloud Nine Era (2007)
On August 28, 2007 Kottonmouth Kings released their eighth studio album and their seventeenth overall album, Cloud Nine. The album charted at #44 on the Billboard 200.
The Green Album Era (2008 – 2009)
On January 15, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their seventh compilation album, and their eighteenth overall album, Greatest Highs. The album charted at #168 on the Billboard 200.
On April 15, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their eighth compilation album and their nineteenth overall album, The Kottonmouth Xperience Vol. II: Kosmic Therapy.
On October 28, 2008 Kottonmouth Kings released their ninth studio album and their twentieth overall album, The Green Album. The album charted at #42 on the Billboard 200.
In 2009 D-Loc released his second solo album and his second 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 fourth EP and their twenty-first overall album titled 420 Freedom Sampler.
On September 15, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their ninth compilation album and their twenty-second overall album, Rollin' Down The Highway.
On October 13, 2009 Kottonmouth Kings released their tenth compilation album and their twenty-third overall album titled Hidden Stash 420. The album charted at #103 on the Billboard 200.
Long Live The Kings Era (2010)
On April 20, 2010 Kottonmouth Kings released their tenth studio album, 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, Laughing.
Sunrise Sessions Era (2011)
On April 19, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their fifth EP and their twenty-fifth overall album, Legalize It.
On July 19, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their eleventh studio album, Sunrise Sessions. The album charted at #46 on the Billboard 200.
On November 8, 2011 Kottonmouth Kings released their eleventh compilation album, Hidden Stash 5: Bongloads & B-Sides.
Mile High Era (2012–2013)
On August 14, 2012 Kottonmouth Kings released their twelfth studio album and their twenty-eighth overall album, Mile High. The album charted at #36 on the Billboard 200.
On December 25, 2013 D-Loc released his fifth solo album and the third under the name D-Loc, a second EP titled Bong Tokes & Love Notes.
In October 2013, Johnny Richter announced via Twitter that he was leaving Kottonmouth Kings, and was unsure if he would continue to do music. He released his first post-Kottonmouth Kings solo album, an EP titled FreeKing Out on December 17, 2013. However, he is still currently[when?] signed with Subnoize Records as a solo artist.
The Buddah Shack EP Era (2014)
On April 20, 2014 Kottonmouth Kings released their first post-Johnny Richter album, their sixth EP titled The Buddah Shack.
In September 2014, the band announced on Twitter and Facebook that 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)
In early April 2015, KMK announced that the new tentative release date for Krown Power was set for June 2015, and that the album would 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 had parted ways after working together for nineteen years.
On August 28, 2015, Krown Power, Kottonmouth Kings' thirteenth studio album was released . 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 had 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 Saint Dog, along with Johnny Richter on multiple features, released the album “Kingdom Come.” The current lineup features D-Loc, Richter, and DJ Product 1969. On October 13, 2020, Saint Dog died. On December 5, 2020, D-Loc announced that he had formed a Suburban Noize sub-label with Kevin Zinger called P.T.B. Records and that a new Kottonmouth Kings album is set to be released on April 20th 2021,the full length was announced being titled "25 TO LIFE".in a livestream D-loc stated that he would be the sole member of the original line up taking part in the record ,the status of Johnny Richter has yet to be confirmed however it's highly rumored that he has departed the group.
25 To Life Era (2021–Present)
On April 20th , the announced new album 25 to Life(25th anniversary)will be released , and that the album would be available for pre-order on April 9,2021(CD). It will be available on most digital media outlets for digital downloads after its release date. D- Loc had tried getting some of the previous members to be apart of this new chapter, With no avail. He carries the Kings into a new FRESH Era with help from his long time Kings and Kweens behind the Kottonmouth Kings every step of the Way. The allusive whoisdamndad was mentioned to have produced and added extra Freshness to this awaited album.
- 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)
- 25 to Life(25th anniversary) (April 20, 2021)
- 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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