CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. - The Kottonmouth Kings are more than just a group, press materials boast - they're a legendary institution ingrained into the fabric of the underground independent music scene. They've transcended labels and stereotypes to become pioneers and vanguards that have helped inspire and revolutionize the music industry.
The Kottonmouth Kings never conformed to the slavery mindset of the exploitive shallow confines of the music industry. They created their own industry.
Led by founder Brad "Daddy" X, and made up of members D-Loc, The Dirtball, Johnny Richter and DJ Bobby B, the group has been on the frontlines of a revolution that's changed the music industry.
Shunned by the mainstream press and media outlets, blackballed for their radical lyrics and controversial stances on legalization, politics and social injustice, the Kings have managed to stand the test of time for more than 15 years.
Musically, The Kings' production has always been overseen and directed by mastermind Brad "Daddy" X, who has pushed the Kings to evolve by infusing hip-hop, punk rock, and melodic sonic layers of original music.
What sets the Kottonmouth Kings apart from the pack, and makes them such a dynamic and complex group, is that all its members have released solo records and side projects. This musical freedom allows the members to display and evolve the depths of their individual talents and range.
"The Kings have the greatest fans and family in the world, and they validate our music! We have a connection with each other, an understanding, sense of belonging, and a common ground," Daddy X said. "That is a very powerful and amazing gift that allows a group to bring people together and inspire and uplift with music. We are beyond blessed."