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Kottonmouth Kings Land Number #1 Independent Album
Posted by Steve Juon at Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 at 3:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

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Kottonmouth Kings Land Number #1 Independent Album
In The Country With “The Green Album”


California based rip-hop hybrids the Kottonmouth Kings have landed the #1 on the Billboard Charts with the group’s tenth studio effort, “The Green Album”. The album took the coveted top position on Billboard’s Independent Charts and landed at #42 in Billboards Top 200 in the album’s first week.

"The Kottonmouth Kings having the #1 independent record in the country is inspiring to us and our fans as it shows you that anything is possible. Despite being the outcast green haired step child of the music industry, we have defied all odds and done things on our own terms," says Kottonmouth Kings frontman Brad X. "Thank you to all of our loyal supporters who helped us prove independent music is alive and kicking."

For the release of the Kottonmouth Kings monumental tenth studio album, the group pulled out all the stops and recorded over sixty tracks over a six month stretch at the group’s Burbank, CA based studio. The album mixes rawkus punk-rock, club banging hip-hop and soulful acoustics in what is already being hailed as a career defining album. The album is turning critics into fans as Abort Magazine proclaimed, "The Kings summon some serious ruckus for the ‘cess smoking set, with enough range and variety to interest even the lightweight toker." Meanwhile The San Antonio Current said "their music fuses hip-hop, punk, rock, and pot-scented psychedelic rhythms — though they’re firmly entrenched within the realm of hip-hop, Kottonmouth Kings’ DIY punk ethic is evident, and they reign in the crunk-punk-funk arena."

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.


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