Idaho Counselor Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail & Two Years Probation After Attending Kottonmouth Kings Concert With Patients *** Kottonmouth Kings Announce Second Leg Of Party Monsters Tour Featuring Big B & Slaine *** Earlier this week it was reported that an Idaho counselor was sentenced to 30 days in jail and received two years probation after taking two boys enrolled in the Idaho Medicaid program to a Kottonmouth Kings concert. The counselor had billed for services and was later convicted of one count of Medicaid provider fraud. The Idaho Medicaid is a tax supported program that provides health care services to more than 200,000 vulnerable Idaho citizens who are poor, elderly or disabled.
"I think that it was a hands on approach to some serious field research and sometimes you need to find creative ways to connect with your subjects or students," jokingly commented Brad X from Kottonmouth Kings upon hearing the news of the incident. "I think if you researched every medical facility in the country you would find that they all bilk the insurance and Medicare for thousands monthly, if not millions. I think they should send all of their patients to Kottonmouth Kings shows or at least insist they buy our records or a t-shirt," he laughed. "We’re going to be back in Spokane on this upcoming tour in November, so we’d like to offer some free tickets and passes to the counselor to come to the show and enjoy some positive vibes.”
The Kottonmouth Kings will kick off the second leg of their Party Monsters Tour alongside Big B and Slaine on November 13th in Hollywood, CA at The Key Club. Kottonmouth Kings are currently touring in support of their new album, “Long Live The Kings”, which debuted at #26 on the Billboard Top 200.
KOTTONMOUTH KINGS TOUR DATES: Nov 13 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club Nov 16 - Chico, CA @ Senator Theater Nov 17 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom Nov 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox Nov 19 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Spokane Nov 20 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Boise Nov 21 - Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater Nov 23 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre Nov 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue Nov 26 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues Las Vegas Nov 27 - Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory Dec 09 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome Dec 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims Dec 11 - Modesto, CA @ Fat Cat Music House & Lounge Dec 16 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego Dec 17 - Anaheim, CA @ Grove of Anaheim Dec 18 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Hell Razah Provides Fans With An Emotional CD-Only Bonus Track
Those who pick up the CD version of Hell Razah's recent sophomore album, Heaven Razah, are in for an unexpected gift if they keep their ears open. Despite only listing 15 tracks, a hidden bonus track, "Araboth," appears towards the end of the final song, "Armageddon."
The song provides an emotional high note for the album to end on. Rapping over an acoustic guitar and string arrangement, Hell Razah takes us through his teenage years, describing both the successes and hardships that went along with them. Additionally, one of the final lines is given extra weight in light of the emcee's recent health issues. "The body is weak but the spirit is strong / The truth is deep but you can't hear it too long," he rhymes. Hell Razah gives everything he's got to his fans and this bonus cut is testament to that.
Hell Razah's long-awaited sophomore LP, Heaven Razah, is out now via Nature Sounds, with all proceeds being donated to Razah and his family.
In recent years, Brooklyn-bred MC Hell Razah has become one of the most prolific artists in hip-hop’s underground, releasing albums with 4th Disciple, T.H.U.G. Anglez, Blue Sky Black Death, and his super-group, Black Market Militia (Razah, Tragedy Khadafi, Killah Priest, and Timbo King). The Wu-Tang Clan affiliate and former Sunz of Man member released his acclaimed debut Renaissance Child in 2007, and fans have been eagerly awaiting his follow-up ever since. However, a health emergency landed Razah in the hospital in April, just after he finished recording his new album, Heaven Razah, available nowthrough Nature Sounds. Heaven Razah marks a rebrith for Razah, who has re-fashioned himself as a modern day hip-hop prophet, spitting spiritual wisdom about the apocalypse, the presence of demons, mortality, and the afterlife.
And here's a bonus track off J. Monday's recently released mixtape The Sequel called "Flying Rounds" produced by emerging production duo The AmazNs. The Capital Kid shows his versatility by dropping some southern swag on this track.
VA's Finest Teams Up With Mr. YAOWA For Latest Singl From You Need This Music
As the October 26th release date for Nottz' debut release, You Need This Music, nears, a steady stream of music continues to be released from the album to hold fans over until its arrival. Following Nottz' most recent single with Asher Roth and Colin Munroe, for which fans can expect a video to drop sooner rather than later, Nottz' latest single, "The Cycle" features a guest verse from Brooklyn's finest, Joell Ortiz. Soulful piano chops atop Nottz' signature drums and bass set the mood for the story-telling track, with Nottz and Joell trading verses on the trials and tribulations of the revolving cycle of America's prison system and those caught up in it.
Nottz' You Need This Music will be available October 26, 2010 via Raw Koncept Media Group.
Since 1998, some of Virginia-born Nottz' biggest records to date include, Snoop Dogg Ft R.Kelly "That's That," Kanye West Ft Lil Wayne "Barry Bonds," and Scarface Ft Trey Songz "Girl You Know." Adding to those credits, he has collaborated with artists such as Notorious B.I.G, Swizz Beats, The Game, 50 Cent, Dwele, and Murs just to name a few. These past few years he has built fan base and earned his stripes as a respected and talented artist and, this October 2010, he is set to release his self-produced debut, You Need This Music. All of Nottz' hard work has been, in his words, "to take over the world one day with my sound.