(2015) Long Live The Kings (Deluxe)

Kottonmouth Kings

... read more“15 years and goin’ strong/Still rippin’ the bong” these rap-rock Kings declare right out of the gate, and there’s no denying the excitement level and suburban-spawned snottiness is as strong as ever on the herb-friendly group’s eleventh official album. Long Live the Kings is the first Kings album...

Explicit

01:27′:48″ 23 Songs

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Long Live The Kings
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4:57
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Party Monsters
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4:20
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Rampage
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Great When You're High
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4:07
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Stomp
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4:02
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Lucky Day
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3:47
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At It Again
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Make It Rain
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3:44
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Party Girls
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3:08
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Mushrooms
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4:13
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Black Smoke
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3:30
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Fuck The Police
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4:43
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Reefer Madness
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4:36
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Checkmate
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4:29
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Kill The Pain
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4:16
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Mad Respect
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4:04
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Let's Do Drugs
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3:24
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Let The Indo Blow
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2:53
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Take It To The Top
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3:02
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Simple And Free
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3:55
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Free Soul
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4:26
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American Made
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2:11
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Last Joint
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3:44
Released 20 November 2015, ℗ Cleopatra Records

Review

“15 years and goin’ strong/Still rippin’ the bong” these rap-rock Kings declare right out of the gate, and there’s no denying the excitement level and suburban-spawned snottiness is as strong as ever on the herb-friendly group’s eleventh official album. Long Live the Kings is the first Kings album to have the honor of being released on the stoner’s holiday of 4/20, and as expected, almost every track here is “something to smoke to,” although this time there’s also something to ingest with the silly psychedelia of “Mushrooms.” All the trash-rap planets align when the Insane Clown Posse show up for a very un-N.W.A. “F*ck the Police,” which offers no great social commentary other then that getting pulled over is a real bummer. It’s hard not to smile at the track’s great opening exchange (Cop: “Any drugs or any weapons in the vehicle?” Perp: “Kinda”), and while the mainstream hip-hop scene has no reason to check the album, the cheap thrills are piled high with fun punk-pop-rap (“Rampage”) and maybe even power pop-rap (“Take It to the Top”) keeping the cul de sac-dwelling Kings from sounding like hood rat posers. The latter tune asks “Why does everyone gotta act like a big Mac?/Just kick-back, chill, and drink a six pack,” and for a taste-free, guilty pleasure moment, it sounds like a fantastic idea. ~ David Jeffries