This press release courtesy of Kerosene Media.
Kottonmouth Kings and Strange Noize Tour Raises Over $3,000 For Wounded Soldiers of Ward 57
Group Reveals Cover Art And Tracklisting For
The Green Album In Stores October 28th
California based rip-hop hybrids the Kottonmouth Kings have donated over $3,000 from this year’s successful Strange Noize Tour to the wounded soldiers of Ward 57. The group banded together with Doug Cox, owner of the national street marketing company Poster Giant, along with designers Alex Lewis and Eoin Doherty of the Mazui Foundation to create a one-of-a-kind tour poster that was sold on this year’s Strange Noize Tour.
"No matter what your political views are, everyone can appreciate the fact that the wounded soldiers are our brothers and sisters that need our help. We owe it them to pick up the torch and make sure that these soldiers have what they need," says Kottonmouth Kings frontman Brad X. "The donation we made to Ward 57 this year is only a fraction of is needed financially to continue giving these soldiers the best possible care. Let's make sure that none of these soldiers are ever forgotten. We are asking everyone to pitch in and make a donation through Ward 57's website, because even a couple dollars can make a huge difference if we all band together in times of need."
The proceeds from the sale of the poster went directly to the Ward 57 and will go towards the purchase of such items such as amputee wheelchairs, medical equipment, DVD players, TVs, movies, music, washing machines and other items needed to bring the best quality of life possible to the country’s wounded soldiers. The partnership brought together two groups of people who might have opposing political, religious or social views, but put personal barriers aside to help those in need. A limited number of the posters are still available to purchase online at www.operationward57.org .
Ward 57 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington D.C. is filled with those that have been torn apart both physically and mentally. They are taking months to recover only to be discharged to substandard housing for even more recovery time, with some taking years. This is the ward of the forgotten. To date there are at least 750 American amputees due to the Iraq War.
Kottonmouth Kings have revealed the cover art and tracklisting for their upcoming tenth studio album, “The Green Album” online at http://www.subnoizestore.com/Kottonmouth-Kings-The-Green-Album-p/nze101.htm . The album will land in stores October 28th, 2008 through the group’s own Suburban Noize Records. In an effort to continuously spread their message of peace and positive vibrations the group will be donating a percentage of profits from the sale of album to various environmental causes.
For the release of the Kottonmouth Kings monumental tenth studio album, the group pulled out all the stops. Consisting of twenty-one prime cuts recorded over a six month stretch at the group’s own Burbank, CA based studio, “The Green Album” blends together earth shattering hip-hop, rawkus punk-rock and soulful acoustics to create the group’s career defining release. The album is anchored by collaborations with hip-hop’s hottest rapper, Tech N9ne, on "Sex Toy", Oregon's king of rapid-fire rhyme the Dirtball on “Green Grass” and hip-hop legend Brother J of X-Clan spitting his brand of ancestral wisdom on “Free World”.
The album release comes on the heels of the Kottonmouth Kings headlining this summer’s biggest underground music tour, The Strange Music Festival alongside Tech N9ne. The tour smashed all expectations with huge turnouts and over 90% of the two-month tour was sold out beyond capacity. The tour is proof that the underground musical movement spearheaded by its headliner’s can no longer be ignored by the mainstream.
* www.kottonmouthkings.com *
* www.suburbannoizerecords.com *
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