American hip-hop has taken on many different forms, and since 1994 Kottonmouth Kings has taken their place in the hip-hop sun.
The Kottonmouth Kings are a psychedelic hip-hop group from Placentia, California, and they have just re-entered the scene with their newest album, Krown Power. Kottonmouth Kings began working on the latest album in mid-2014, and teased fans with photos and posts to their social media. The album’s first single, “Ganja Glow,” was released on April 20, 2015 and the end of the song features a few seconds of another track “Our City”. Krown Power is 18 tracks of super chill and laid back tunes filled with a fusion of reggae and psychedelic grooves. The album dips into the cool Southern California style that is reminiscent of 90’s rap and punk all rolled into one. The themes of this are few, but are popular topics for bands from So-Cal- the themes being weed, money, and women. Krown Power has a great sound and stays true to the iconic Kottonmouth King’s style, in fact the band’s street cred is bumped up a few notches with appearances by Insane Clown Posse, Marlon Asher, DJ Dogboy, and more.
Krown Power is a great album to listen to while you are just chilling out. It’s a fairly mellow album and gives off vibes of some dudes just all sitting around in a Ganga glow (pun intended) and hanging. My only qualm about this album is that it was not released sooner, because it would have been a great summer album. That being said, Krown Power is still a great album for the fleeting days of summer’s end. (Konstantina Buhalis)
Favorite Tracks : Our City, Don’t Feel Down, Dope Thang, and Ganja Glow
For Fans Of: Kingspade, Potluck, Insane Clown Posse,