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Around the mid-2000s, inner conflict within the band began to break it apart, with various members either quitting or getting fired for different reasons, Saint Dog being the first to leave. It's generally believed by fans that Daddy X was the cause of these conflicts, with allegations of greed being leveled towards him. Dancer Pakelika, recognizable for wrapping his entire face up in bandages or bandannas, was fired so that Kottonmouth Kings could pay the salary of a new member, Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, who was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. The Taxman either quit or was fired due to conflict with other members, including D-Loc, but probably mostly Daddy X (Brad Xavier). Xavier was also having conflict with his label's co-founder, Kevin Zinger, and there were even rumors that Zinger slept with Xavier's wife.

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Around the mid-2000s, inner conflict within the band began to break it apart, with various members either quitting or getting fired for different reasons, Saint Dog being the first to leave.leave in 1999, followed by the departure of Johnny Richter in 2013. It's generally believed by fans that Daddy X was the cause of these conflicts, with allegations of greed being leveled towards him. Dancer Pakelika, recognizable for wrapping his entire face up in bandages or bandannas, was fired so that Kottonmouth Kings could pay the salary of a new member, Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, who was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. The Taxman either quit or was fired due to conflict with other members, including D-Loc, but probably mostly Daddy X (Brad Xavier). Xavier was also having conflict with his label's co-founder, Kevin Zinger, and there were even rumors that Zinger slept with Xavier's wife.


Kottonmouth Kings are a group of [[TheStoner Stoners]] from the suburbs who usually rap about a very small number of topics, most obviously about smoking weed, but also governmental and systematic hypocrisy and corruption and being true to oneself. Their best known song, "Suburban Life", showed a high level of self-awareness for white rappers, exhibiting, for example, criticism of white privilege, with the opening line stating "my pops bought the system" and stating that the American political system "ain't got no heart". KMK are also longtime activists for the legalization of marijuana.

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Kottonmouth Kings are a group of [[TheStoner Stoners]] from the suburbs who usually rap about a very small number of topics, most obviously about smoking weed, but also governmental and systematic hypocrisy and corruption and being true to oneself. Their best known song, "Suburban Life", showed a high level of self-awareness for white rappers, exhibiting, for example, criticism of white privilege, with the opening line stating "my pops bought the system" and stating that the American political system "ain't got no heart". KMK are also longtime activists for the legalization of marijuana.
marijuana. Rap critic Steve "Flash" Juon [[http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/2008_10F_thegreenalbum.html explained the band's success]] by noting that unlike other white rappers of middle class origin, Kottonmouth Kings doesn't constantly rap about how "real" they are or come from the perception that they'd be attacked for allegedly being inauthentic due to their pale skin and being from the suburbs. Instead, Kottonmouth Kings simply were themselves, and were embraced for having natural authenticity, without having to announce how "real" they are, and their lyrics were based in who KMK are--white, suburban skaters who love alcohol, weed and pussy.


Most of the classic members of the group were originally in a punk band called Humble Gods, which released two albums in 1995 and 1996, before officially launching their better known HipHop offshoot in 1997 with a independently released EP through Suburban Noize Records, a indie label co-founded by bandmember Daddy X which has since become home to other rappers and punk bands (among which have included Big B, Unwritten Law, Mower, Moonshine Bandits, OPM, Music/HedPE and Creator/JadaPinkett's NuMetal band Wicked Wisdom; popular underground rapper Whitney Peyton is Sub Noize's most prolific recent signing).

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Most of the classic members of the group Daddy X and Lou Dogg were originally previously in a punk band called Humble Gods, which released two albums in 1995 and 1996, before officially launching their better known HipHop offshoot in 1997 with a independently released EP through Suburban Noize Records, a indie label co-founded by bandmember Daddy X which has since become home to other rappers and punk bands (among which have included Big B, Unwritten Law, Mower, Moonshine Bandits, OPM, Music/HedPE and Creator/JadaPinkett's NuMetal band Wicked Wisdom; popular underground rapper Whitney Peyton is Sub Noize's most prolific recent signing).


Most of the classic members of the group were originally in a punk band called Humble Gods, which released two albums in 1995 and 1996, before officially launching their better known HipHop offshoot in 1997 with a independently released EP through Suburban Noize Records, a indie label founded by the band which has since become home to other rappers and punk bands.

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Most of the classic members of the group were originally in a punk band called Humble Gods, which released two albums in 1995 and 1996, before officially launching their better known HipHop offshoot in 1997 with a independently released EP through Suburban Noize Records, a indie label founded co-founded by the band bandmember Daddy X which has since become home to other rappers and punk bands.
bands (among which have included Big B, Unwritten Law, Mower, Moonshine Bandits, OPM, Music/HedPE and Creator/JadaPinkett's NuMetal band Wicked Wisdom; popular underground rapper Whitney Peyton is Sub Noize's most prolific recent signing).


Kottonmouth Kings are a group of [[TheStoner Stoners]] from the suburbs who usually rap about a very small number of topics, most obviously about smoking marijuana, but also governmental and systematic hypocrisy and corruption and being true to oneself. Their best known song, "Suburban Life", showed a high level of self-awareness for white rappers, exhibiting, for example, criticism of white privilege, with the opening line stating "my pops bought the system" and stating that the American political system "ain't got no heart".

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Kottonmouth Kings are a group of [[TheStoner Stoners]] from the suburbs who usually rap about a very small number of topics, most obviously about smoking marijuana, weed, but also governmental and systematic hypocrisy and corruption and being true to oneself. Their best known song, "Suburban Life", showed a high level of self-awareness for white rappers, exhibiting, for example, criticism of white privilege, with the opening line stating "my pops bought the system" and stating that the American political system "ain't got no heart".
heart". KMK are also longtime activists for the legalization of marijuana.


Kottonmouth Kings is a American HipHop band from Orange County, California whose music is essentially a blend of G-funk, PsychedelicRock and [[PunkRock Skateboard Punk]]. The original group is basically broken up, but two original members, D-Loc and Johnny Richter currently tour under the Kottonmouth Kings name. The classic line-up of the band consisted of rappers Daddy X, D-Loc and Saint Dog, drummer Lou Dogg and DJ Bobby B, but there's been a Revolving Door line-up of various members coming in and out of the group since it's inception.

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Kottonmouth Kings is a American HipHop band from Orange County, California whose music is essentially a blend of G-funk, PsychedelicRock and [[PunkRock Skateboard Punk]]. The original group is basically broken up, but two original members, D-Loc and Johnny Richter currently tour under the Kottonmouth Kings name. The classic line-up of the band consisted of rappers Daddy X, D-Loc D-Loc, Johnny Richter and Saint Dog, drummer Lou Dogg and DJ Bobby B, but there's been a Revolving Door line-up of various members coming in and out of the group since it's inception.
inception. Johnny Richter, for example, co-founded the band, but wasn't on their first album, because he didn't think they'd be very successful, and only rejoined KMK after they started to make money.


In 2013, Kottonmouth Kings either left or were kicked off Suburban Noize due to conflict between Xavier and Zinger. Between insults traded back and forth between Zinger and Kottonmouth Kings (well, Daddy X mostly, to be honest), Sub Noize pretty much collapsed and for a while existed solely as merchandise store selling only T-shirts and the label's back catalog. There was also some major conflict with other groups, most notably Potluck, who stayed on Sub Noize, resulting in beef with KMK. Potluck dissed KMK on their album ''#StonerProblems'', and Brad Xavier posted a Facebook message calling Potluck "slaves on the plantation sucking the slave masters Dicks", which received a mostly negative reaction from Kottonmouth Kings fans. It would become publicly apparent that much of the animosity within the band's ranks was Xavier's fault, but some former members who had quit or been fired have also accused Sub Noize CEO Kevin Zinger of being greedy, so Zinger, too, may have contributed to the inner turmoil within the band's ranks.

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In 2013, Kottonmouth Kings either left or were kicked off Suburban Noize due to conflict between Xavier and Zinger. Between insults traded back and forth between Zinger and Kottonmouth Kings (well, Daddy X mostly, to be honest), Sub Noize pretty much collapsed and for a while existed solely as merchandise store selling only T-shirts and the label's back catalog. There was also some major conflict with other groups, most notably Potluck, who stayed on Sub Noize, resulting in beef with KMK. Potluck dissed KMK on their album ''#StonerProblems'', ''Stoner Problems'', and Brad Xavier posted a Facebook message calling Potluck "slaves on the plantation sucking the slave masters Dicks", which received a mostly negative reaction from Kottonmouth Kings fans. It would become publicly apparent that much of the animosity within the band's ranks was Xavier's fault, but some former members who had quit or been fired have also accused Sub Noize CEO Kevin Zinger of being greedy, so Zinger, too, may have contributed to the inner turmoil within the band's ranks.


In 2013, however, member Daddy X (Brad Xavier) ended up in a massive feud with Sub Noize co-founder Kevin Zinger which led to Kottonmouth Kings leaving the label. Between insults traded back and forth between Zinger and Kottonmouth Kings (well, Daddy X mostly, to be honest), Sub Noize pretty much collapsed and for a while existed solely as merchandise store selling only T-shirts and the label's back catalog. Kottonmouth Kings recorded for some other label's and their line-up whittled down to D-Loc, Richter and Saint Dog before the band re-signed with Sub Noize in 2019, a move that made sense considering that Brad Xavier, the member of the group who had the feud with Suburban Noize, was no longer in the group.

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In 2013, however, member Around the mid-2000s, inner conflict within the band began to break it apart, with various members either quitting or getting fired for different reasons, Saint Dog being the first to leave. It's generally believed by fans that Daddy X (Brad Xavier) ended was the cause of these conflicts, with allegations of greed being leveled towards him. Dancer Pakelika, recognizable for wrapping his entire face up in a massive feud with Sub Noize co-founder Kevin Zinger which led to bandages or bandannas, was fired so that Kottonmouth Kings leaving could pay the label.salary of a new member, Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, who was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. The Taxman either quit or was fired due to conflict with other members, including D-Loc, but probably mostly Daddy X (Brad Xavier). Xavier was also having conflict with his label's co-founder, Kevin Zinger, and there were even rumors that Zinger slept with Xavier's wife.

In 2013, Kottonmouth Kings either left or were kicked off Suburban Noize due to conflict between Xavier and Zinger.
Between insults traded back and forth between Zinger and Kottonmouth Kings (well, Daddy X mostly, to be honest), Sub Noize pretty much collapsed and for a while existed solely as merchandise store selling only T-shirts and the label's back catalog. There was also some major conflict with other groups, most notably Potluck, who stayed on Sub Noize, resulting in beef with KMK. Potluck dissed KMK on their album ''#StonerProblems'', and Brad Xavier posted a Facebook message calling Potluck "slaves on the plantation sucking the slave masters Dicks", which received a mostly negative reaction from Kottonmouth Kings fans. It would become publicly apparent that much of the animosity within the band's ranks was Xavier's fault, but some former members who had quit or been fired have also accused Sub Noize CEO Kevin Zinger of being greedy, so Zinger, too, may have contributed to the inner turmoil within the band's ranks.

Kottonmouth Kings recorded for some other label's labels and their line-up whittled down to D-Loc, Richter and Saint Dog before the band re-signed with Sub Noize in 2019, a move that made sense considering that Brad Xavier, the member of the group who had the feud with Suburban Noize, was no longer in the group.



Rapper Saint Dog died in 2020. Dancer Pakelika, recognizable for wrapping his entire face up in bandages or bandannas, died in 2010.

Former members Pakelika and The Taxman were also members of the band Corporate Avenger with Brad Xavier's brother Spike. Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. Former DJ, Bobby B, also had a DJ side project called Tsunami Brothers with rapper D-Loc under his DJ name Shakey Bonez, who also had a pair of solo mixtapes under that name.

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Rapper Saint Dog died in 2020. Dancer Pakelika, recognizable for wrapping his entire face up in bandages or bandannas, Pakelika died in 2010.

Former members Pakelika and The Taxman were also members of the band Corporate Avenger with Brad Xavier's brother Spike. Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. Former DJ, Bobby B, also had a DJ side project called Tsunami Brothers with rapper D-Loc under his DJ name Shakey Bonez, who also had a pair of solo mixtapes under that name.


Former members Pakelika and The Taxman were also members of the band Corporate Avenger with Brad Xavier's brother Spike. Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. Former DJ, Bobby B, also had a DJ side project with rapper D-Loc under his DJ name Shakey Bonez.

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Former members Pakelika and The Taxman were also members of the band Corporate Avenger with Brad Xavier's brother Spike. Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. Former DJ, Bobby B, also had a DJ side project called Tsunami Brothers with rapper D-Loc under his DJ name Shakey Bonez.
Bonez, who also had a pair of solo mixtapes under that name.


Kottonmouth Kings is a American HipHop band from Orange County, California whose music is essentially a blend of G-funk, PsychedelicRock and [[PunkRock Skateboard Punk]]. The original group is basically broken up, but two original members, D-Loc and Johnny Richter currently tour under the Kottonmouth Kings name. The classic line-up of the band consisted of rappers Daddy X, D-Loc and Saint Dog, drummer Lou Dogg and DJ Bobby B, but there's been a RevolvingDoorLineup of various members coming in and out of the group since it's inception.

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Kottonmouth Kings is a American HipHop band from Orange County, California whose music is essentially a blend of G-funk, PsychedelicRock and [[PunkRock Skateboard Punk]]. The original group is basically broken up, but two original members, D-Loc and Johnny Richter currently tour under the Kottonmouth Kings name. The classic line-up of the band consisted of rappers Daddy X, D-Loc and Saint Dog, drummer Lou Dogg and DJ Bobby B, but there's been a RevolvingDoorLineup Revolving Door line-up of various members coming in and out of the group since it's inception.



* GenreRoulette: Their first albums took a kind of Stetsasonic by way of Music/BeastieBoys approach by mostly featuring psychedelic G-funk inspired rap songs with live guitar riffs and drumming, interspersed with {{Reggae}} and HardcorePunk songs. Later in their career, the band experimented with elements of BlueGrass, {{Dubstep}} and JamBand music styles.

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* GenreRoulette: Their first albums took a kind of Stetsasonic by way of Music/BeastieBoys approach by mostly featuring psychedelic G-funk inspired rap songs with live guitar riffs and drumming, interspersed with {{Reggae}} and HardcorePunk songs. Later in their career, the band experimented with elements of BlueGrass, {{Dubstep}} and JamBand Jam-Band music styles.


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Kottonmouth Kings officially formed in 1994. Best known for their [[TheStoner pro-marijuana]] lyrical content, they describe their musical style as "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Psychedelic Hip Hop Punk Rock]]".

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entirety of the band as of 2020, and also record under the name "Kingspade".]]
Kottonmouth Kings officially formed is a American HipHop band from Orange County, California whose music is essentially a blend of G-funk, PsychedelicRock and [[PunkRock Skateboard Punk]]. The original group is basically broken up, but two original members, D-Loc and Johnny Richter currently tour under the Kottonmouth Kings name. The classic line-up of the band consisted of rappers Daddy X, D-Loc and Saint Dog, drummer Lou Dogg and DJ Bobby B, but there's been a RevolvingDoorLineup of various members coming in 1994. Best known for their and out of the group since it's inception.

Kottonmouth Kings are a group of
[[TheStoner pro-marijuana]] lyrical content, they describe Stoners]] from the suburbs who usually rap about a very small number of topics, most obviously about smoking marijuana, but also governmental and systematic hypocrisy and corruption and being true to oneself. Their best known song, "Suburban Life", showed a high level of self-awareness for white rappers, exhibiting, for example, criticism of white privilege, with the opening line stating "my pops bought the system" and stating that the American political system "ain't got no heart".

Most of the classic members of the group were originally in a punk band called Humble Gods, which released two albums in 1995 and 1996, before officially launching
their musical style better known HipHop offshoot in 1997 with a independently released EP through Suburban Noize Records, a indie label founded by the band which has since become home to other rappers and punk bands.

KMK released their debut album, ''Royal Highness'' in 1998. Up until 2002, KMK albums had distribution through Capitol Records, but after their contract expired, released their albums solely through Sub Noize, for a while at least.

In 2013, however, member Daddy X (Brad Xavier) ended up in a massive feud with Sub Noize co-founder Kevin Zinger which led to Kottonmouth Kings leaving the label. Between insults traded back and forth between Zinger and Kottonmouth Kings (well, Daddy X mostly, to be honest), Sub Noize pretty much collapsed and for a while existed solely
as "[[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly Psychedelic Hip Hop merchandise store selling only T-shirts and the label's back catalog. Kottonmouth Kings recorded for some other label's and their line-up whittled down to D-Loc, Richter and Saint Dog before the band re-signed with Sub Noize in 2019, a move that made sense considering that Brad Xavier, the member of the group who had the feud with Suburban Noize, was no longer in the group.

As you might imagine, with the instrument-playing members of the group leaving as KMK went on, the sound shifted more and more towards the HipHop side of their sound and further away from their
Punk Rock]]".
and RapRock side.

Rapper Saint Dog died in 2020. Dancer Pakelika, recognizable for wrapping his entire face up in bandages or bandannas, died in 2010.

Former members Pakelika and The Taxman were also members of the band Corporate Avenger with Brad Xavier's brother Spike. Oregon rapper The Dirtball, best known for his fast rap flow, was a member of KMK from 2009 until 2016. Former DJ, Bobby B, also had a DJ side project with rapper D-Loc under his DJ name Shakey Bonez.

Before D-Loc and Johnny Richter became the official Kottonmouth Kings line-up, they previously performed as a duo under the name Kingspade as a side project. The general consensus among KMK fans is that Kingspade is touring as Kottonmouth Kings to make more money, due to the KMK name being a bigger draw than "Kingspade".

The clothing brand SRH, which stands for "Stoners Reeking Havoc", was created by former member Brad Xavier and named after KMK's first EP.



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* {{Juggalo}}: Though they're not signed with Creator/PsychopathicRecords, they're a regular musical act at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and the Music/InsaneClownPosse have appeared as guest vocalists in their songs.

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* {{Juggalo}}: Though they're not signed with Creator/PsychopathicRecords, they're a regular musical act at the Gathering of the Juggalos, and the Music/InsaneClownPosse have appeared as guest vocalists in their songs. They also make a cameo in the music video for ICP's "Juggalo Island".


* TheStoner: Most of their discography is devoted to praising the 'erb. They have the (dubious) honor of being named 2006's "Band of the Year" by ''High Times''.

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* TheStoner: Most of their discography is devoted to praising the 'erb. They have the (dubious) dubious honor of being named 2006's "Band of the Year" by ''High Times''.Times'' in 2006. Even their name is a coded reference to pot smoking, alluding to "cottonmouth" (the dry mouth sensation that often accompanies a marijuana high).

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