Members: D-Loc, Johnny Richter, Daddy X, The Dirtball, DJ Bobby B., Lou Dog
Kottonmouth Kings are ready to celebrate this yearâs annual 4-20 holiday with the release of their "Legalize It" EP, which will be released through digital retailers on April 20th, 2011. Embracing their passion and talent for creating music, Kottonmouth Kings have assembled an EP rich in musical diversity, as they flirt with a number of styles to showcase their true creative firepower.
"There are people that want to write Kottonmouth Kings off as a one dimensional weed band, but that is because it's easy to put a label on what we do. Yes we love weed and champion the cause, but the levels and depths of our songs go a lot deeper than just that one dimension," commented Brad X. "Anyone who can't look past the weed references on our albums are completely missing out on some of our best material. We have a passion for music and that is why on a Kottonmouth Kings record you have punk-rock songs next to hip-hop, as well as mellow acoustic tracks or alt-rock. Yes we do write songs about weed and legalization, but we also write about life, love, politics and the beauty our planet."
The "Legalize It" EP embraces the hypnotic, positive vibrations of Kottonmouth Kingsâ sound. "Rise Above" rallies the group's army of fans to soar above those that would hold you back with a powerful funk hook, while the breezy flowing rhythms and positive vibrations of "My Garden" are simply contagious. The reggae flavored protest track "Soon Come" feels like the group is channeling the ghost of Bob Marley while challenging the listeners to question the war on drugs, and "Defy Gravity" closes the EP with the group flexing their melodic prowess over the top of an irresistible acoustic hook.
The group will also launch a newly updated website for www.KottonmouthKings.com on April 20th, to coincide with the release. The "Legalize It" digital EP is being served as an appetizer for Kottonmouth Kings upcoming full-length studio album "The Sunrise Sessions", which is set for a July 19th release through Suburban Noize Records.