Self described hip-hop/punk rock band from Placentia, California. Initially known as The P-Town Ballers and then Cottonmouth until settling on Kottonmouth Kings. The group started with high school friends Steve Thronson (Saint Dog), Dustin Miller (D-Loc), and Timothy McNutt (Johnny Richter) hanging out and rapping songs on the radio while smoking weed. Brad Xavier (Daddy X), who was known for being in local punk band Humble Gods at the time, took notice of their skills and suggested they start a rap group. Johnny Richter had legal issues, so the initial Kottonmouth Kings lineup solidified as Daddy X, D-Loc, and Saint Dog along with break dancer Pakelika and DJ Bobby B and signed with Capitol Records. At the same time they started their own label, Suburban Noize Records, to release independent music acts. After their first major full length, Royal Highness, Saint left the band due to creative differences. In 2010, Dirtball, a rapper with multiple albums released under Suburban Noize officially joined and breakdancer Pakelika was let go. Pakelika later died from complications of asthma in 2012. In 2014, there was a legal dispute between Daddy X and manager Kevin Zinger which led to the Kings leaving Suburban Noize and starting another independent label, United Family. At that time DJ Bobby B was let go from the band and Johnny Richter decided to leave. The new venture was short lived as they only released one full length and one greatest hits album before the band decided to stop touring and go on hiatus, essentially disbanding in that version. Kottonmouth Kings came back in 2018, when the original founding members D-Loc and Johnny Richter, along with Saint Dog on multiple features, released the album Kingdom Come.
Current line-up features rappers/MCs D-Loc and Johnny Richter and DJ Product 1969.
Baker's Dozen formed in October 2016 When the members of the band had previously played in bands together before, including 2 members being in a tribute band, The idea came about to start an original band...Thus Baker's Dozen was born. The band debuted in December opening for L.A. Guns and have played several shows since then with bands such as Pretty Boy Floyd, Black Mongoose, The Moby Dick's, Han Valen ( Van Halen Tribute), Steel Panther, LA Story, Driven, Skumlove and many others.
Baker's Dozen just finished recording their debut album entitled Cake & Chaos. The band is influenced by The Damned, Guns N Roses and even Buckcherry.
Nationally touring artist Charlie Madness came up on the gritty East side of Las Vegas , N.V. . Getting his start as a freestyle artist and battling at schools and parks to prove he was a true emcee. Later getting the love for writing and creating songs it wasn't long before Mr.Madness hit the road. Doing 5 headlining tours in the last 2 years , dropped 1 full length Album titled "In the Mind of Madness" and 2 E.P.s both available online at every major distributor. Madness has a sound all his own and is not comparable to any other artist. Punchlines, stories and bars go well with the catchy hooks and dope beats. The live show is something you do not want to miss. More information available at http://www.CharlieMadness.com.