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The Kottonmouth Kings began years before they decided to become the popular rapcore group that they've become. D-Loc and Johnny Richter are both natives of Placentia, California, meeting each other at the young age of eight years. D-Loc met Daddy X after X would constantly attend his college basketball games. Soon enough D-Loc and Johnny Richter began to hang out with Brad X on a more daily basis. After one day of hanging out in Richter's VW van, Richter as the silent type began to rap to the classic hip-hop tracks from the radio by LL Cool J , shocking both X and Loc. Afterwards, he also began to sing note for note on songs from such classic rock groups as Led Zeppelin. Originally when they started the group it was called the PTB(P-Town Ballers), after the basketball team they were all in, and included Johnny Richter, Dustin D-Loc Miller, and Saint Dog. Brad X booked them to open for shows, mainly punk rocks show, at which they didn't get a very good reception because they were not only rapping at these punk rock shows but they were also white rappers, which at the time weren't particularly very popular.
Kottonmouth Kings Creation:
Richter had recorded a mixtape with PTB. On it were the only tracks Richter, Loc, and Saint were all on together until 2005's "Subnoize Souljas" album. Richter left the band before recording "The Hidden Stash" because he had a warrant in L.A. County for his arrest because he was selling marijuana. Brad "Daddy" X replaced him in the band. He then receded into Riverside county. Coming back a few years later to replace Saint. Who was kicked out of the band after "Royal Highness" for being too rude to reporters and for "creative differences". It is suspected that Saint wanted to go to strictly hip-hop, while Daddy X and Loc wanted to keep the punk-rock roots in.
Wicked Wonka Tour:
In 2003, Kottonmouth Kings toured with the Insane Clown Posse, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,and Tech N9ne on the Wicked Wonka Tour. A posse cut titled "Thug Pit" was recorded featuring the artists on the tour(except esham who was not present at anytime during the duration of the tour) once the tour was complete.
Strange Noize Tour:
In 2007, Kottonmouth Kings toured on the Strange Noize Tour, a collection of artists from the King's label Suburban Noize and Tech N9ne's label, Strange Music. Also on the tour was Blaze Ya Dead Homie from Psychopathic Records.
Brad "Daddy X" (Vocals).
Johnny Richter (Vocals).
Dustin "D-Loc" Miller (Vocals).
Lou Dog (Drums).
DJ Bobby B (Disc Jockey).
Taxman (Stage Presence/Performer).