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Capitol Records strikes deal with Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote' / Hands Over Entire Catalogue / Las Vegas, NV. / By Laura Kerr / Legends of music staff writer

Bizarre and incredible is what Las Vegas Disc Jockey John Dote' describes his interview and their "live performance" at House Of Blues in Las Vegas with hot punk rap group Kotton Mouth Kings. Their single releases on Capitol Records titled "Dogs Life" and "Peace Not Greed" were just the beginning of their Las Vegas success, courtesy of the host of Night Beat In Las Vegas John Dote'. Dote' struck a deal with Capitol Records who turned over it's entire catalogue that included Merideth Brooks, Garth Brooks, Geri Halliwell (former Spice Girl), Robbie Williams, The Beatles, Le Ann Rimes and The Kotton Mouth Kings.

Kottonmouth Kings (often referred to as KMK or the King Klick) are an indie rap group from Placentia, California Formed in 1994, by Brad "Daddy X", under the name P-Town Ballas or simply PTB. The name of the group is derived from the effect of dryness of the mouth induced by cannabis use, often called "cottonmouth." They are a powerful force in the underground rap scene, with a particularly strong following in Southern California and the Western United States.


Self-described "psychedelic hip-hop punk rock" outfit the Kottonmouth Kings emerged from Orange County California in 1994. Comprising former Humble Gods frontman Brad Daddy X, rappers Saint Dog and D-Loc, DJ Bobby B, and "visual assassin" Pakelika, the group first attracted attention with the track "Suburban Life," which appeared on the soundtrack from the film Scream 2 and became a modern rock radio hit.[1] After issuing an EP, Stoners Reeking Havoc, on their own Suburban Noize label in early 1998, the Kottonmouth Kings released the full-length Royal Highness on Capitol that summer.[2] Hidden Stash followed a year later, and their fourth album, High Society pushed them into the mainstream.

Kottonmouth Kings had gigs with D12 and Bionic Jive in fall of 2001[3], further promoting their mainstream success, just prior to the release of Hidden Stash II: The Kream of the Krop. A sixth studio album, Rollin' Stoned, which was produced by Brad X, appeared in October of 2002. The self-explanatory Classic Hits Live was released in 2003 while the band continued their expansion of the Suburban Noize record label, putting out DVD's and CD's by rappers and punk bands. Their 2004 release, Fire It Up, came out on April 20th, 2004, to coincide with cannabis culture holiday 420. The Kings returned in 2005 with their eleventh album, a self-titled record that featured like-minded guests such as Cypress Hill and Tech N9ne. The tour was postoned, however, due to rapper D-Loc sustaining a foot injury. Koast II Koast became the band's fourteenth album in June of 2006, while Hidden Stash III was released late in 2006.

Comments: Dear John, I was looking up there history in 2000. I had a friend give me a signed little poster from a show in 2000 in las vegas on july 2 ,2000 . And yahoo it up and a little history of you and kottonmouth kings pop-ed up saying you was at one of there shows in las vegas.. I would really like to have a little poster and like a cd signed for my collection of kmk. I know you are very popular and are private! Never worry about me giving out your address or anything.. Let me know if you can help. Im up for any help!!!   Wyatt


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